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Arkansas' Free Medical School

February 6, 2005--Posted at 12:40pm CST

Doctors are setting up practices in small towns across Arkansas thanks to a program that has the tiny communities paying their tuition.

The new doctors get a free ride in medical school but then provide health care that may not otherwise have been available.

66 communities in Arkansas are participating.

So far, the program has put 25 new doctors in 22 different towns, and 75 more students and interns are on their way.

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