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Physician training got a boost in Eugene last month with the gift of $1 million by the Oregon Community Credit Union to the Sacred Heart Medical Center Foundation. Paid out in $100,000 installments over a 10-year period, the gift will fund a new program to send medical students to five-week clerkships at clinics around the state. The new Center for Medical Education and Research is a collaboration between Oregon Health & Science University, PeaceHealth and the University of Oregon.

 

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