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New Scholarship Encourages Students To Practice Medicine In Nevada

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University of Nevada, Reno

If you feel like it’s difficult to find a physician in Nevada, you’re not alone. The Silver State continues to face a physician shortage.

According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, Nevada ranks 45th in the U.S. for active physicians and 48th for primary care physicians. 

But a new scholarship offered by Renown Health and the University of Nevada, Reno aims to help close that gap. 

Dr. Melissa Piasecki, dean, UNR School of Medicine;  Sergio Trejo, student, 

UNR School of Medicine   

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Lorraine Blanco Moss is the host of KNPR's award-winning Asian American Pacific Islander podcast, Exit Spring Mountain. She's also a producer for State of Nevada, specializing in food and hospitality, women's issues, and sports. She started at Nevada Public Radio in October 2021.