September 12, 2018

GBPW expands definition of “rural” to 50,000 population

During its quarterly meeting on July 26, the Georgia Board for Physician Workforce voted to expand its definition of "rural" from a county with a population of 35,000 to 50,000, according to figures from the most recent U.S. Census.

Now, 10 more counties are eligible practice locations for recipients in the GBPW's loan repayment programs: Baldwin, Coffee, Colquitt, Habersham, Laurens, Murray, Polk, Thomas, Tift, and Ware.  This brings the total number of eligible counties to 119 out of Georgia’s 159 counties.

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