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MU doctor training program in Joplin resumes

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 | 8:12 a.m. CDT; updated 9:17 a.m. CDT, Wednesday, April 24, 2013

COLUMBIA — The MU School of Medicine is again training doctors in Joplin.

The university has resumed its Rural Track Pipeline Program two years after it was stopped when a tornado hit Joplin.

The May 2011 tornado destroyed housing for university medical students who were training with physicians in southwest Missouri.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reported that the housing for the medical students has been rebuilt. Mercy Hospital Joplin and the university's School of Medicine celebrated the reopening of the training site on Tuesday.

The program for third-year medical students started in Joplin in 2005, when a Missouri Foundation for Health grant helped establish training sites in southeast and southwest Missouri.


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