JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - A Booneville native is receiving a prestigious scholarship to help pay for medical training at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in Jackson.
Kaleb Barnes is the son of Rodney and Melissa Barnes of Booneville. He has been awarded the Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship, which is valued at $30,000 per year.
Two other Ole Miss graduates also received the scholarship: Cal Wilkerson of Woodville and Alison Redding of Laurel.
The scholarship program is designed to provide more primary care physicians in rural areas of Mississippi.
During medical school, each student receives $30,000 per year, based on available funding.
Upon completion of medical training, the students must enter a residency program in one of five primary care specialties: family medicine, general internal medicine, medicine-pediatrics, obstetrics/gynecology or pediatrics.
The student must provide four years of service in a clinic-based practice in an approved Mississippi community of 20,000 or fewer population located more than 20 miles from a medically served area.
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