Medical schools tackle primary-care shortages

Not long after Keeley Hobart started medical school at Texas Tech University in 2011, she joined a federally funded program that allowed her to finish school one year early and receive a scholarship equal to a full year of tuition.


Texas Tech's admissions officers look for students for the Family Medicine Accelerated Track who eventually want to practice in small towns, which face a shortage of qualified doctors willing to locate in their communities. The FMAT program has graduated 31 students since its inception in 2011.


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