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State Reducing AHEC Doctor Training Positions, Cites Finances

LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Arkansas' only medical school is trimming back on the number of doctor training positions at its regional health centers.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences runs the Area Health Education Centers, where residents can get additional training in becoming doctors.

Area Health Education Centers will offer 129 resident slots in the fiscal year that begins July First, compared with 135 positions this fiscal year.

The Pine Bluff center will eliminate three positions, the center in Fort Smith has decided to cut two and the Texarkana center will delete one.

AHEC system director, Doctor Charles Cranford, cites financial reasons for the reductions.

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