Amid shortage, health education centers work to recruit rural doctors

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Amid shortage, health education centers work to recruit rural doctors

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Matt Dillon, a third-year medical student at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, looks at Joe Wray’s swollen hand in February at La Plata Family Medicine. The Southwestern Colorado Area Health Education Center provided housing for Dillon while he worked in town for two months. The housing is part of statewide effort to recruit future physicians to rural areas.
Matt Dillon, a third-year medical student at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, laughs with Caitlin Sibley, left, a medical assistant, and Amy Ross, an EMT, in February at La Plata Family Medicine. Dillon spent two months working at the office and felt he got a good taste of small-town life.

Amid shortage, health education centers work to recruit rural doctors

Matt Dillon, a third-year medical student at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, looks at Joe Wray’s swollen hand in February at La Plata Family Medicine. The Southwestern Colorado Area Health Education Center provided housing for Dillon while he worked in town for two months. The housing is part of statewide effort to recruit future physicians to rural areas.
Matt Dillon, a third-year medical student at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, laughs with Caitlin Sibley, left, a medical assistant, and Amy Ross, an EMT, in February at La Plata Family Medicine. Dillon spent two months working at the office and felt he got a good taste of small-town life.

Amid shortage, health education centers work to recruit rural doctors

Matt Dillon, a third-year medical student at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, talks with Dr. Brad B. Lyons about a patient they saw in February at La Plata Family Medicine. The Southwestern Colorado Area Health Education Center sets up housing for medical students and students in other health professions such as nursing, physical therapy and pharmacy so they can experience working in a rural setting.
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