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State To Expand Rural Health Care Classes

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Indiana will soon get help from a federal grant to help train more rural doctors.

A program from the Indiana Statewide Rural Health Network will include classes at Ivy Tech campuses aimed at teaching doctors how to overcome challenges unique to medicine practiced outside an urban environment.

Indiana Rural Health Association Executive Director Don Kelso says the program is similar to one that’s teaching information technology to Ivy Tech students.

A survey of 30 participating hospitals showed there wasn’t enough training available for rural doctors in Indiana.