WKU Part of Coalition to Fight Doctor Shortage
Several universities are banding together to address Kentucky's physician shortage.
The University of Kentucky College of Medicine will offer satellite programs at Morehead State University and Western Kentucky University, to increase the number of doctors in the state.
UK President Eli Capilouto says those who attend med school close to home are 60 to 70% more likely to practice medicine in those areas.
The partnership, which will also include St. Claire Regional Medical Center, Kings Daughters Medical Center and The Medical Center in Bowling Green, could begin within two years.