- Associated Press - Sunday, June 7, 2015

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - University and hospital officials say they plan more steps to support a new medical training campus in Springfield.

Planning for the University of Missouri School of Medicine’s new Springfield Clinical campus began nearly a decade ago. Supporters also are planning a new occupational therapy program at Missouri State. It would be the first such program in southern Missouri.

Last week, several new supporting efforts were announced. The Springfield News-Leader reports (http://sgfnow.co/1ANro9Q) CoxHealth plans to provide $500,000 for scholarships for medical students training in Springfield, while Missouri State and Mercy Springfield will open a clinic for uninsured, low-income residents.

Also, the University of Missouri says it wants to work with Missouri State, CoxHealth and Mercy Springfield in several ways, including expanding clinical research, health care training and medical residency programs.

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Information from: Springfield News-Leader, http://www.news-leader.com

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