Rural Medicine Program
One local college addresses rural hospital closings and rural Alabama health outcomes with a presentation from a speaker from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Director of the Rural Medicine Program at UAB, Dr. David Bramm visited Gadsden State Community College, today. Bramm says the Rural Medicine program at the school will help underserved areas in Alabama. He says today’s visit is aimed at getting students to be aware of the program.The Rural Medicine Program seeks to recruit and mentor qualified rural students to lead the way in the fight to alleviate the rural physician shortage. Bramm says according to "Alabama’s Rural Health Plan" report, Alabama has the second highest number of rural hospital closings in the US, and rural Alabamians have significantly poorer health outcomes than their urban counterparts.