Bill Aims To Boost Rural Doctors

Legislation that aims to help the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University foster more doctors for rural areas has been introduced into the U.S. Senate.

Senator Kay Hagan co-sponsors the bill, which directly names the Brody School of Medicine in Greenville. A press release from the senator says the bill would give the medical school the resources to expand rural doctor training programs.

Sen. Hagan says only about 10 percent of doctors practice in rural areas, though they are home to nearly 25 percent of the population.

To read more about the bill, click here.

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