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Learning in a community-based practice in an underserved area offers medical, nurse practitioner, PA students and residents a chance to serve a needy community.  CHEERS students gain a unique primary care training experience working with patients in underserved urban and rural areas in Tennessee.

CHEERS helps students and residents:

  • Improve ambulatory care clinical skills

  • Work with patients from a diversity of cultures

  • Serve as a valued member of an experienced health care team

  • Benefit from the mentorship of a dedicated preceptor

  • Experience clinical practice and a community service project that gives participants a real taste of community life

During these rotations, clinicians develop necessary skills and gain exposure to practicing in a rural or urban Health Professional Shortage Areas in Tennessee.

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The CHEERS Program is brought to you by:

   Tennessee Rural Partnership      Tennessee Primary Care Association

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