August 6, 2019
- Samantha Lee Mobile, AL
- Hannah Brooks Mobile, AL
- Angela Mosley-Johnson Cuba, AL
- Kimberly McWilliams Jacksonville, AL
“Congratulations to each of these outstanding medical students who were selected for this scholarship,” said Tim Vines, President and CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama. “I applaud each of them for wanting to make a positive impact in Alabama by providing the quality healthcare needed in many of the underserved areas of our state.”
Recent studies by the Health Resources and Services Administration, the National Association of Community Health Centers, and the Kaiser Family Foundation show there is a shortage of primary care physicians, and thousands of Alabamians lack access to primary care doctors.
To help meet this need, Blue Cross is investing in the future of our Primary Care Physician Network by making available $1.2 million in scholarships, over a five-year period, to the South Alabama College of Medicine. Following their residency, the students who benefit from this program will practice for a minimum of three years in one of Alabama’s medically underserved counties, or a city with fewer than 50,000 residents.About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
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