Learning how to practice in rural areas is the goal of seven University of Kentucky medical students, who are off to Rural Physician Leadership Program in Morehead. (From left: Shea Poynter, Lesley Jackson, Katherine Johnson, Nathan Hudson, Katrina Winkler, Crystal Norgren and Miranda Smith)
The program “trains physicians to become practitioners and leaders for rural areas,” Julie Meador writes for UKNow, the university’s news service. “It was created in response to the growing health care needs evident in rural areas of Kentucky and the rest of the nation.”
The training is primarily done at St. Claire Regional Medical Center and with physicians with the Northeast Area Health Education Center, who are serving as preceptors. The students will also take courses at Morehead State University‘s Department of Business and Public Affairs on the medical use of information technology, financial issues and debt management and community engagement for health policy.