The Springfield campus of the UMass Medical School has received $1 million to train a very special type of doctor.
The Springfield area legislative delegation was instrumental in securing the money in the state budget. The funds will help train doctors to serve neighborhoods and towns that lack adequate medical facilities.
“This group of students is what we’ve been calling the ‘pioneering group,'” Dr. Kevin Hinchey explained. “We told them when they came here they’re pioneers.”
The incoming class at the medical school’s Baystate campus are said to include students who grew up in those medically underserved areas.