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September 28, 1957


JAMA. 1957;165(4):352. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980220036011

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Four-way cooperation on a "doctor for your community" program in Kentucky might well be examined by other states whose own rural areas suffer from poor distribution of physicians. In the Organization Section of this issue (page 355) is a brief report describing how the Physicians Placement Service of the Kentucky State Medical Association, the Board of the Rural Kentucky Medical Scholarship Fund, the University of Louisville School of Medicine, and the state general assembly are working together to bring adequate medical care to communities which previously had failed to find physicians.

It is a cooperative program in the truest sense— bringing out the best efforts of medical educators, practicing physicians, medical association officials, businessmen, lay organizations, civic leaders, state legislators, and other Kentuckians. The program offers qualified medical students at the University of Louisville School of Medicine two financial inducements to practice in certain areas which are in critical need

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