Dr. Emma Watson, deputy medical director of the National Health Service Highland in Scotland, will present to Augusta University at 11 a.m. Sept. 3 at the Natalie and Lansing B. Lee Jr. Auditorium on the Health Sciences Campus.
Watson’s presentation, “Rural Health: Leveraging the Scottish Experience in Educational Design and Delivery and Generating New Knowledge Models Through Collaboration,” will discuss Scotland’s rural public health efforts, which can offer solutions for Georgia.
The Association of American Medical Colleges projects a shortage of between 46,900 and 121,900 physicians by 2032 in the U.S., including primary care. So although primary care physicians are in short supply everywhere, the lack of providers in rural settings is more acute. Georgia’s physician workforce problem is one of the worst in the nation, ranking 41st in physician workforce per capita.