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A fix for rural America’s chronic doctor shortage
Bakersfield Californian

The nation’s physician shortage got a small but symbolically meaningful boost this week when U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius came to California to announce a new medical school loan repayment program.

The program of the National Health Service Corps provides as much as $120,000 to students who promise to spend three years as primary-care doctors in underserved areas.

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