Three Tarleton State University professors have been tapped by the Department of State Health Services to investigate the shortage of general surgeons and emergency room physicians in Texas.
The investigation comes on the heels of wrapping up a study on the availability of healthcare in underserved, rural areas of the Lone Star State, and comes with a $50,000 grant based on a legislative mandate approved last year by the 84th Legislature.
It focuses on the capacity of the state’s graduate-level medical education system.
Drs. Edward Osei, Syed Jafri, and Steve Steed will work with the Center for Health Statistics to define shortages and evaluate the ability to meet the growing need for general surgeons and ER doctors.
Source: Local News