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Sylacauga’s P.J. Ingram Selected for BCBS Medical School Scholarship

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama is proud to announce that Sylacauga resident, Phillip (P.J.) Ingram, received a Blue Cross-funded scholarship to the UAB School of Medicine.

Ingram is one of 11 UAB medical students selected to receive this scholarship. As a condition of these scholarships, the recipients agreed to practice as primary care or behavioral health physicians in under-served areas of Alabama after graduation.

“Congratulations to each of these outstanding medical students who were selected for this scholarship,” said Tim Vines, President and CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama. “I applaud each of them for wanting to make a positive impact in Alabama by providing the quality healthcare needed in many of the under-served areas of our state.”

According to BCBS, the majority of Alabama’s counties do not have enough primary care and behavioral health physicians. To help meet this need, BCBS is investing in the future of its Primary Care Physician Network by making available $3.6 million in scholarships, over a five-year period, to UAB. Following their residency, the students who benefit from this program will practice for a minimum of three years in one of Alabama’s medically under-served counties, or a city with fewer than 50,000 residents.

 About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama has insured Alabamians for 83 years. Blue Cross offers coverage plans to corporations, individuals and the senior market. For more information about Blue Cross, visit AlabamaBlue.com. Connect with them on Facebook, check out their videos on YouTube and follow them on Twitter for more up-to-date information.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.


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