Del. gets larger federal grant for medical workers

WILMINGTON, Del. - September 20, 2010

The federal Health Resources and Services Administration has doubled the state's typical grant for the program to $100,000. The money is matched by the state to award grants to medical professionals who agree to serve at least two years in an underserved area.

The increased grant money comes from federal stimulus funds.

Delaware Health Care Commission director Paula Roy says it will help the state attract more doctors.

The average school debt for medical school graduates is more than $150,000.

In June, Delaware awarded grants to three doctors and a social worker.

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Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del., http://www.delawareonline.com

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