Thursday, May 28, 2015

Scholarship program to bring more pharmacists to rural and underserved areas in Ohio

In an attempt to bring more pharmacists to rural Ohio, Medical Mutual of Ohio, a health insurance company, has committed $1 million to provide 14 pharmacy scholarships at Northeast Ohio Medical School, Karen Farkas reports for Northeast Ohio Media Group. As part of the deal, scholarship recipients are required to work for one year in a rural or underserved area for every year under scholarship. (Plain Dealer photo by Peggy Turbett: Northeast Ohio Medical School)

Scholarships will provide $18,000 per year, or 70 percent of tuition and fees, to eight students this fall and six more in the fall of 2016, Farkas writes. Students in good standing can remain under scholarship all four years.

Northeast Ohio Medical School "is working on a similar initiative with Cincinnati-based Mercy Health, the state’s largest health system," Timoty Magaw reports for Crain's Cleveland Business.
"As part of that $3 million program, which was announced in December, the health system will cover tuition for qualifying medical students in exchange for future commitments to Mercy Health following residency training."

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