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TUSM.MMC Maine Track Program: Why Now

  • Over the next few years more than a quarter of all Maine physicians are likely to retire.
  • 14 of 16 counties in Maine are recognized as federally designated shortage areas; that is, communities with more than 3,500 people per one doctor to care for them.
  • Financial barriers were identified as the key reason that Maine was ranked 49th in the nation, in 2008, for numbers of students applying to medical schools.

In order to reverse these disturbing trends, the time to act is now...

The Tufts University School of Medicine / Maine Medical Center (TUSM.MMC) Maine Track Program was founded with three primary goals in mind:

Address the state's physician shortage 

Help Maine students overcome barriers to their medical ambitions 

Develop an innovative curriculum focused on rural community-based education 

The Maine Track offers a rigorous training program focused on the needs of Maine while also giving students firsthand experience providing care in local communities throughout the state. This approach creates more than just a pipeline of new physicians: it lays the foundation for a future where every Mainer has access to excellent medical care.

The Maine Track program is a unique and visionary way to cultivate a generation of new physicians for Maine. But to fully achieve the vision, it will take the help of generous individuals like you with an interest in providing scholarship support to talented Maine students.

Please consider joining us in this effort. There are many options for supporting a Maine Track student.We are available to help you meet your goals to make an impact on heathcare in Maine. Feel free to contact us any time.

Your gift will help to ensure that access to excellent medical care exists for every person living in Maine, no matter where they call home.