Rural doctors graduate from UNM

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Rural areas in New Mexico will soon have more doctors.

UNM graduated its first class of students under a new program Friday.

It’s been eight years in the making for the students.

The program is designed to give students from rural parts of New Mexico the opportunity and resources to accomplish their dream in becoming physicians and in return they promise to serve the rural areas.

A field one graduate says is important for the entire state.

Right now every rural county in the state is experiencing a doctor shortage, with the exception of Harding County. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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