Refugee populations drawing doctors to rural Kansas


February 19, 2017

GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) — Dr. Scarlett Gard's passion for humanitarian work took her to India and Bangladesh. After finishing her medical training, she set off for a place she knew had a diverse population in need of doctors: western Kansas.

Gard came to the meatpacking town of Garden City to work with Somali immigrants — a population that's become the cornerstone of an effort by a growing network of rural hospitals to entice doctors to come practice in sparsely populated hamlets across western Kansas.

The innovative recruiting effort grew out of the realization that many millennials graduating...

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