Atchison County

Updated December 2015

  • Atchison County is served by KU Medical Center's Area Health Education Centers (AHECs), which serve the state through student education initiatives, professional education for health care providers, health screenings, clinics and public presentations on health topics.

Enhancing Student Education

  • 7 students from Atchison County are currently studying at KU Medical Center.
  • 6 Atchison County physicians serve as volunteer KU Medical Center faculty, providing medical students with hands-on training in rural and underserved communities as part of the Rural Preceptorship Program.
  • Atchison County is part of the Eastern Medical Education Network with Jon Sides, M.D., a resident of Burlington, serving as the medical education director. The medical education director helps coordinate the School of Medicine's efforts to mentor, train and place physicians throughout Kansas.

Strengthening the Health Care Workforce

  • 34 KU Medical Center alumni live and/or practice in Atchison County.
  • 3 Atchison County physicians received funding through the Kansas Bridging Plan, a loan-forgiveness program offered since 1991 to primary care medical residents who agree to practice in rural Kansas.
  • 10 shifts were covered by temporary physicians, which allowed Atchison County physicians necessary time off in Fiscal Year 2015. These coverages were made via KU Medical Center's Kansas Locum Tenens and Kansas Medical Resource programs.
  • 1 Atchison County health care employer exhibited with 2015 Kansas Career Opportunities, which is designed to introduce medical students, residents and other health care professionals to rural communities looking to hire.
  • 28 enrollments in KU Medical Center continuing education/professional development courses and conferences by Atchison County health care professionals in FY15. Continuing education programming is offered by KU Medical Center's Continuing Education and Professional Development and KU AHECs.
  • 8 professional education and administrative visits in Atchison County occurred in FY15 via telemedicine, an interactive video technology that eliminates distance as a barrier to health care, continuing education and interprofessional collaboration. The technology is operated by the University of Kansas Center for Telemedicine and Telehealth.

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Last modified: Mar 18, 2016
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