Tennessee is kicking in $750,000 to subsidize a fast track from undergraduate to medical school in a public-private partnership that is the first of its kind in the state.
Under the program, students in a special program would earn a bachelor’s degree in three years from Middle Tennessee State University and then head to Meharry Medical College for three years of medical school. .
The catch? The students would have to work at least two years in parts of the state where doctors are in short supply. Tennessee falls below the national average in primary care doctors per capita – most notably in rural counties.
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