The University of Utah Medical School (UTM) has been trying to recruit more doctors for a few years now.
The school says it’s already received an additional 200 applications and has offered up to $3,000 to one potential candidate.
However, the school says the shortage has grown even bigger.
“The UTM’s current pool of available physicians is not sufficient to support the increasing demand we have seen,” UTM spokesperson Melissa Poythress wrote in an email.
“To meet our evolving needs, we are seeking applicants with additional experience, expertise, and qualifications.”
In addition to the pool of potential candidates, UTM has added two additional doctors, so far.
In a statement sent to the Salt Lake Tribune, Poytress also said that, “As the number of physicians has increased, the demand for additional physicians has also increased.
We have seen the demand increase for a variety of different services.”
It’s unclear how many doctors the school is recruiting.
According to a report published by the UTM medical school, the UT system is currently short 661 doctors, with a shortage that is expected to grow.
The shortage is largely due to the increase in hospitalization of U.S. soldiers overseas and the lack of surgical training among doctors.
The UVM medical school’s statement said that the school “has been able to recruit from within the U.C. Davis and the University of California campuses, and through our partnership with the University Hospitals of Southern California, as well as other partners, and the demand has continued to increase.
We will continue to provide resources and training to students, faculty, and staff to ensure they are able to meet the ever-changing needs of our students.”
The U.N. Committee Against Torture has called on the UVM Medical School to fill its surgical training needs, but there’s no indication the school will do so.
The committee has recommended that UVM provide a “full-time surgical training component” to the medical school.
The medical school has previously said it is looking to recruit additional surgeons.
“UTM has committed to recruit the most qualified, experienced and ethical candidates, who will serve our patients with compassion and compassion for the world,” Poyss says in the statement.