April 1, 2013 – While Oregon Health & Sciences University is pushing for free tuition to students who choose to serve in underserved areas – including rural Oregon – it's also revising its curriculum in ways some doctors fear will affect rural rotations, also called clerkships.
March 13, 2013 — Legislators heard two bills on Monday that would make it easier for doctors and other healthcare providers to practice in rural Oregon.
Editor's Note: This article has been amended from an earlier version to correct and clarify aspects of the program's implementation.
November 10, 2011 -- The days of selling a private dental practice in rural Oregon are coming to an end, in part, because of the overwhelming debt faced by new graduates.
Dr. Gary Brooks knows that well. In the past ten years, he’s been approached by only three dentists interested in buying his practice, and none of them came back with an actual offer.
“With the amount of loans new dentists come out of school with, they can’t afford to buy a practice,” said Brooks, who’s been practicing in Willamina since 1975.