Finding ways to lure doctors to rural regions

Nine students from four schools took part in this year’s Health Profession Rural Summer Immersion Program. Five of those students described their experience at a meeting July 26 at Geer. Photo by Quincy Cabot

NORTH CANAAN — The Foundation for Community Health hosted a lunch session at Geer Village on Friday, July 26. 

The lunch was a wrap-up session following  a two-week summer program in which medical students shadowed health-care practitioners in the Tri-state region. 

The purpose of the program was to introduce the students to the challenges and  rewards of practicing medicine in a rural area, and to consider a career in Litchfield or Dutchess County, where there has been a shortage of doctors. 

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