Statewide, there is one primary care doctor per 1,390 people, according to 2019 County Health Rankings. In Morgan County in East Tennessee, the lowest ranked county in the state, there is one primary care physician for every 21,550 citizens

Under the partnership, the six students will get their undergraduate degree in three years before heading to Meharry for four years to get their medical degree. The freshmen have already started working at Meharry and will take classes there before they graduate from MTSU.

Tuition at MTSU is completely covered by state funding allocated over the last couple of years. Tuition will be half price at Meharry.

Gov. Bill Lee touts MTSU, Meharry plan to put doctors in rural Tennessee; schools push for more funding

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