Part One: Rural Track Pipeline Program Aims to Address Physician Shortage

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The bond between a doctor and community is important, but increasingly rare in small towns across Missouri. While 37% of Missourians live in rural areas, only 18% of Missouri physicians practice there. As the Baby Boomer generation ages, the crisis will likely get worse.

Through the MU School of Medicine’s Rural Track Pipeline Program, future doctors train in smaller communities, such as Branson, Missouri, with the idea that they will choose to practice in a rural area.

See how the program is helping to fill a shortage of rural physicians in the state.

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