ATLANTA — Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has signed legislation requiring some recipients of a state medical school scholarship to work in rural areas.
In a statement Wednesday, Deal said the new legislation calls for some Georgia Medical Student Scholarship recipients entering certain primary care and specialized medical practices to work in underserved areas with a high level of need.
Deal says the scholarship program provides up to $20,000 to qualified state residents to help pay the costs of medical school.
The regions that scholarship recipients will be asked to work in will be defined by the Georgia Board of Physician Workforce, and will be approved by Department of Community Health and Department of Public Health commissioners.