Training Rural Doctors

The program, the Rural Medical Education Program at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Rockford recruits medical students from smaller communities.

105 graduates have now entered into the medical practice because of this training, 80 of them are practicing in Illinois and the majority are working their magic in towns of less than 20,000 people.

Four months of their training is spent in rural doctors offices. The program has been expanded to include nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and other health providers needed in small towns.


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