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Dentists
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More Newly Licensed Nurse Practitioners Choosing to Work in Primary Care, Federal Study Finds - According to rwjf.org, on June 10, 2014, for more than a decade, the percentage of newly licensed nurse practitioners who chose to work in primary care was on the decline. But that trend is changing, according to a survey released last month by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA. TO READ MORE click here

Schumer: Plan Will Help Recruit More Rural Doctors - According to Olean Times Herald on June 5, 2014, Legislation that U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., says will address a growing shortage of primary care doctors in Upstate New York is being called a big step in the right direction. The Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act will increase the number of Medicare-supported physician training slots by 15,000 nationwide over the next few years, placing emphasis on giving those slots to hospitals that serve rural areas suffering from doctor shortages.TO READ MORE click here

GHS to require B.S. degrees for nurses - According to GreenvilleOnline.com on June 28, 2014, Greenville Health System will begin requiring Bachelor of Science degrees for some of its nurses beginning next month because health care delivery is getting more complex. Research shows that having more nurses with bachelor’s degrees leads to better patient outcomes, officials said, noting that the Institute of Medicine recommends that 80 percent of nurses should have a bachelor’s degree by 2020. TO READ MORE click here





Fast Facts
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Pharmacists play an increasingly important role in our healthcare system. The traditional role of the pharmacist is expanding beyond the dispensary into a more active involvement in patient care as part of the health care team. Knowing the size and characteristics of the current pharmacist workforce in the state is valuable information for educators and policy makers concerned with ensuring an adequate supply of pharmacists for South Carolina. This report provides a detailed description of the pharmacist workforce in the state, as well as information about how it has been changing in recent years. It includes information about the number and type of pharmacists practicing in the state, their demographic characteristics, information about where and how much they practice, wages, and an estimate of the current balance between pharmacist supply and demand in South Carolina. To read the full report click the report cover above.



Background
The Office for Healthcare Workforce Analysis and Planning (OHW) provides a central location for coordinating research into the supply and demand for different types of healthcare providers in our state, and ac ts as a central clearinghouse for research results. Producing the wide variety of healthcare providers needed in today's healthcare market can be costly and complex. Having a regular source of information about workforce supply and demand trends will he lp our policy makers, legislators, and educational systems make the best decisions about where to invest our resources. In turn, those decisions will help to ensure that South Carolina citizens have access to the healthcare services they need and want.

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Calendar of Events

5/1/2014 - 5/30/2014 Job Opportunity at OHW - The Office for Healthcare Workforce Analysis and Planning within the South Carolina AHEC at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston seeks an experienced researcher familiar with healthcare workforce issues to fill a non-tenure-track faculty position. The successful candidate must have a terminal degree in a social science field, strong analytic skills, proficiency with SAS and Microsoft Office products, and strong verbal and written communication skills. See www.jobs.musc.edu/postings/search and enter Posting Number 049207 for job specifics and application form.

5/1/2014 - 5/30/2014 Job Opportunity at OHW - The Office for Healthcare Workforce Analysis and Planning within the South Carolina AHEC at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston seeks an experienced researcher familiar with healthcare workforce issues to fill a non-tenure-track faculty position. The successful candidate must have a terminal degree in a social science field, strong analytic skills, proficiency with SAS and Microsoft Office products, and strong verbal and written communication skills.
See www.jobs.musc.edu/postings/search and enter Posting Number 049207 for job specifics and application form.


From the Director's Office

Welcome to the Office for Healthcare Workforce Analysis and Planning. Here you will find information about the healthcare workforce in South Carolina. We will be posting the results of our research on a regular basis. If you are seeking information about a particular group of healthcare professionals and do not find what you need here, please contact our office.

Office for Healthcare Workforce Analysis and Planning,
South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium
19 Hagood Ave., Suite 802, Charleston, SC 29425 Phone: (843) 792-4431