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Healthcare members attend medical education summit

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

The Arkansas Graduate Medical Education Summit took place on Thursday at Arkansas State University's Fowler Center.

State and national healthcare leaders, along with hospital executives and practicing physicians came together to share information.

They hope to create more opportunities for GM students.

Vice Chancellor for Advancement at ASU, Jason Price, said, “We know if they go through school for four years, then they have to go to residencies, residency training, and if there are opportunities for that residency training here in the area they're more likely to practice, stay in this area and practice.”

The New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine's plans for an additional site on the campus of Arkansas State University.

Penry said the idea for this medical school is to train and educate physicians in Arkansas for Arkansans.

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