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Madisonville Rural Medical Program Puts Doctors in Small Towns


Sixty of the 120 counties in Kentucky are underserved due to lack of physicians serving in small towns, but that health problem is being addressed by the University of Louisville School of Medicine's rural medical accelerated track program or RMAT. Dr. William Crump is Associate Dean of the school at Baptist Health Madisonville and speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about the groundbreaking program.

The first graduate of the University of Louisville's School of Medicine's Rural Medical Accelerated Track program - just this June - is Ashley Flanary Jessup of Benton, who is now serving her residency at Baptist Health Madisonville.

More about Ashley Flanary Jessup

Compare: Current Schedule at ULSOM vs RMAT Schedule

from Baptist Health Madisonville


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Matt Markgraf joined the WKMS team as a student in January 2007. He's served in a variety of roles over the years: as News Director March 2016-September 2019 and previously as the New Media & Promotions Coordinator beginning in 2011. Prior to that, he was a graduate and undergraduate assistant. He is currently the host of the international music show Imported on Sunday nights at 10 p.m.
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