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Rural training in Willmar, Minn., offers valuable experience for future doctors (with video)

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WILLMAR -- Ingrid Anderson learned in medical school about carotid bruit, the noise made by turbulent blood flow when the main artery in the neck is narrowed from cardiovascular disease.

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But she had never encountered the real thing until last month.

"It was 'Oh, my! I heard it,'" said Anderson, a third-year medical student at the University of Minnesota.

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Anne Polta

Anne Polta covers health care, business/economic development and general assignment. Her HealthBeat blog can be found at http://healthbeat.areavoices.com. Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

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