Students have more options for health training

Posted: March 27, 2016 at 1 a.m.

Scott Van Camp (right) demonstrates how to measure range of motion on Gracie Frizzell as Kyle Roliard, all University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences physical therapy students, looks on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015 at the school in Fayetteville. The school is finishing its first semester in Fayetteville.

Arkansas ranks low in many national health rankings but is near the top when it comes to keeping the doctors it trains. Health leaders say that means Northwest Arkansas should benefit from an increasing number of area health education opportunities.

Arkansas physician workforce

Active physicians 5,877

Primary care physicians 2,295

Female physicians 1,510

Medical or osteopathic students 691

Residents 747

Source: Association of American Medical Colleges

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