The Doctor Is In
Maine's rural character can be both a blessing and a curse, especially when it comes to attracting professionals to small towns tucked far off the Interstate. Which is why a new partnership between Maine Medical Center and Tufts University could be critical in showing young doctors the benefits of practicing medicine in Maine. The University of New England in Biddeford already offers an excellent College of Osteopathic Medicine, but the new affiliation with Tufts allows medical students to spend two years studying at Tufts in Boston and then two years rotating through Maine hospitals, including Maine Med. The idea, of course, is that once these young physicians experience Maine's wonderful quality of life, they'll be hooked and decide to remain here permanently. Even better, medical students from Maine will be able to enter the program for just half-price -- a huge savings in today's expensive medical school market.
Read more at the Portland Press Herald.