"This is a national crisis," Dr. Ellen Hartenbach, who designed the program, told Torres. "I want this program to be a blueprint for increasing training spots in the country." It tries to "recruit doctors who have already embraced rural life and who have some experience in small community hospitals," Torres reports.
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The report aired on "NBC Nightly News" Saturday, Aug. 19, starting at 13:10 in this video.