A $450,000 federal grant is being used by the Greater Danbury Community Health Center to train three people to become primary care physicians. Executive Director former Congressman James Maloney and Senator Chris Murphy announced the grant becoming official Monday.
Murphy says the timing is appropriate because this particular program will make a difference as Obamacare rolls out. He hopes the new doctors will stay in Danbury after they finish their residency.
Each student in the residency program will train for three years. Three more doctors will start the program next year and three in the year after that. The Health Center will receive a total of $2.7 million in funding for the program.