Idaho doesnt need a medical school, says Dr. Ted Epperly, CEO of the Boise-based Family Medicine Residency of Idaho. It need more medical residencies and vibrant small towns to attract doctors to work in rural areas.
StateImpact Idaho spoke with him recently for our series on Idahos doctor shortage. The state has a lower number of doctors per capita than every state in the nation except Mississippi.
We wanted to include more from our interview with Epperly, so here is a portion. Follow the link at right to read the complete story on stateimpact.npr.org.