I also heard that it is becoming increasingly more difficult for a child to find a psychiatrist.
In fact only about 300 or so finish their training.
In addition to the four years of medical school, they also have to complete a four year residency and another two year fellowship before they can sit for their medical boards.
The training can also be expensive and many medical students might decide on the family practice route instead so that they can start earning income and pay off some of their bills.
For critical shortage areas like this there should be some sort of arrangement that allows those students interested in this field the ability to pursue the training without such high student loan bills.
For example, if they were to offer a few years of service upon graduation with a government agency in exchange for removing the student loan amounts more medical students might pursue this line of work.
They have loan forgiveness programs for teachers. I think they should have a program like that for doctors as well.