University Awarded Federal Funds to Help Train Rural Doctors

DoctorThe U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration has awarded The University of Maryland School of Medicine $750,000 to train doctors through rural residency programs.

The Baltimore Sun reports:

The money, announced Thursday at the Baltimore school, comes from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. It’s part of a $20 million award that will be made over a three-year period to develop rural residency programs across the country.

Maryland’s medical school was among programs in 21 states to receive a portion of the funding.

The article notes that the nation is facing a shortage of doctors in rural areas, including in the rural areas of Maryland. The hope is that these grants and other related programs will help expand access to medical care and incentivize doctors to stay in those communities for the long-term.

Read The Baltimore Sun to learn more.

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