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.

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