Into the Void: Program Places Physicians in Areas of Need
When Brandon Davis is ready to practice medicine, he hopes to do so in his home- town of Maysville, Mo.
Davis, a fifth-year student at the School of Medicine, is one of many UMKC students participating in a program focused on eas- ing the doctor shortage being felt by many rural and underserved areas of Missouri.
The program, called Primary Care Resource Initiative Program (PRIMO), gives students financial support in exchange for agreeing to work and practice in health professional shortage areas after they complete their medical training. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) designates the areas.
NOTE: Story is on page 10 of the linked PDF.Posted on Sep 15, 2007.