Medical school program tackles rural Wisconsin doctor shortage

From WBAY:

“My parents were from a small town in India, so when I go visit there, it’s a small town feel, so it’s what I grew up with,” says Patel.

And that drove Patel to the Wisconsin Academy for Rural Medicine, known as the WARM Program at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health.

“You notice all these health disparities in our communities, and that’s something I wanted to be a part of, so I want to instill change and provide care to communities that I grew up with,” says Patel.

The school created the program to address the physician shortage in rural areas and encourage students like Patel and Salutz to consider practicing in those areas.

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