Many Nevadans live in a primary care Health Professional
Shortage Area, and nearly all Nevadans live in a mental Health Professional
Shortage Area. Additionally, Nevada has a severe shortage of licensed health
care specialists across the state, and many are forced to seek treatment out of
state for specialty areas.
Graduate Medical Education Task Force was created by Executive
Order in 2014 with the goal of developing recommendations for the 2015 Nevada
Legislative Session. The Task Force provided a report of recommendations to the
Governor on June 25, 2014, and in November 2015 the Task Force was
re-established as an advisory body to provide
recommendations on the allocation of funds approved by the Legislature.
The Office of Science, Innovation and Technology (OSIT) manages the competitive
grant program to distribute the funds.
2014 Graduate Medical Education Task Force Meetings and Final Report