Rural Western States Work Together to Tackle Physician Shortages

Building networks of physicians in rural areas helps reduce shortages of healthcare specialists. A partnership between Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Idaho, and Montana, known collectively as WWAMI, brings doctors to the Northwestern states by offering tuition waivers to doctors who train and remain in rural communities. The program is based out of the University of Washington’s Medical School and connects students with clinics across the partnering states.

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