doctor shortage Why The Coronavirus Outbreak Could Make Hawaii's Doctor Shortage Worse By Ashley Mizuo • Apr 2, 2020 Pixabay Commons The state is scrambling to identify enough medical professionals to care for a potential surge of coronavirus patients in Hawaii. However, some doctors are concerned that the outbreak will further worsen the state's long-standing physician shortage. What It Could Take To Cure Statewide Surgeon Shortage, Hawaii Doctors Weigh In By Ashley Mizuo • Jan 28, 2020 DarkoStojanovic / Pexels Updated: 1/30/2020 10:45 a.m. Hawaii is facing a major shortage of surgeons in the state, but it is especially acute in rural areas on Maui and Hawaii Island. Hawaii Doctor Shortage Persists But More Training Programs Could Help By Ashley Mizuo • Dec 26, 2019 DarkoStojanovic / Pexels Hawaii is gaining doctors, but not enough to keep up with the patient demand, according to a University of Hawaii report on the state’s continuing physician shortage. Hawaii Physician Shortage At Lowest Point In 4 Years By Associated Press • Sep 11, 2019 Pkd2016 / CC BY-SA 4.0 / Wikimedia Commons HONOLULU — Hawaii's supply of doctors is the lowest since 2015 as older physicians retire and younger practitioners move outside the state for higher pay, reports said.