Med School Recruits 4-H Teens From Rural Areas In Georgia

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From center left, 4H members Emilee Hutchens, McKinley Cranford and Jo Allen watch a test of active reflexes during a tour of the Mercer University Medical School recently. Exposing 4H students from rural schools to medical education is one way Mercer faculty is hoping to get doctors back in rural areas. (Grant Blankenship/GPB)

Georgia has a doctor shortage, especially in its rural counties. A new program at Mercer University School of Medicine is trying to teach teenagers from 4-H Clubs in rural schools about the health profession in hopes of getting doctors back in rural areas.

Michael Caputo of Here & Now contributor Georgia Public Broadcasting reports.


Michael Caputo, Macon bureau chief for Georgia Public Broadcasting. He tweets @publiccaputo.

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