Despite increasing advertising expenditures to promote an open physician position, the Student Health Center is preparing for the addition of new positions.
The health center, which is estimated to serve 18,000 students this year, currently employs five physicians who treat students three to five days per week. The health center has nearly doubled its advertising spending every year since 2010 in an effort to fill positions like the one that has been vacant for the past nine months.
The health center spent $2,892 in 2010 on advertising efforts in an effort to fill open positions, according to information provided by the university. The center spent $5,669 in advertising in 2011 and $9,610 in 2012. The center had $19,485 in advertising expenditures in 2013.