NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - A joint program between two Oklahoma universities will be aimed at addressing a shortage of physicians in the state.
The University of Oklahoma and the University of Tulsa announced Tuesday that they will collaborate on a four-year community medical education program to be based in Tulsa. The program will expand on the School of Community Medicine established at the University of Oklahoma's Tulsa campus last year following a $50 million gift from the George Kaiser Family Foundation.
Officials hope classes in the new program can begin in the fall of 2014.
The universities already work together to train physician assistants and to perform research in areas including cancer and neurosciences.
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