Summer Teaching Option for Rural Medicine program offers new options
September 18, 2018
The Summer Teaching Option for Rural Medicine (STORM) is a 7-week summer elective for rising second year medical students. This year, the Office of Rural Medical Education identified a need for a second option. For the summer of 2019, STORM will begin offering a 4-week rotation. This allows for a shortened summer schedule and a desire to offer an option for busy students or someone who wants to experience rural medicine without committing to a full summer experience. Our hope is that this option will grow the program and allow more students to participate.
STORM gives medical students an opportunity to follow a rural physician in Kansas, immerse themselves in rural practice and to get involved in disease prevention research. Students also spend time at the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians (KAFP) annual meeting.
If you have questions about STORM, please contact the Office of Rural Medical Education at 913-588-8221.