University of Alabama graduate student and Pickensville native Chase Britt was recently accepted into UA’s Rural Medical Scholars Program for the 2018-19 academic year.
Britt earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry in 2017. He was a 2013 graduate of Pickens Academy.
The Rural Medical Scholars Program, which is part of UA’s College of Community Health Sciences, is a five-year medical education program that includes a year of study after students receive their undergraduate degree. It leads to early admission to The University of Alabama School of Medicine.
The program is part of the College’s efforts to address the shortage of primary care physicians in Alabama, particularly in rural areas, and has been cited nationally as a model program.
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