Atchison County

Last updated August 2014

Enhancing Student Education

  • 9 students from Atchison County are studying at KU Medical Center.
  • 5 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.
  • 20 high school students in Atchison County participated in activities during Fiscal Year 2014 that encouraged them to consider careers in health care, math and science. These events were hosted by University of Kansas Area Health Education Centers.
  • Atchison County is part of the Eastern Medical Education Network with Robert Haskins, MD, a resident of Pittsburg, 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

  • 33 KU Medical Center graduates live and/or practice in Atchison County.
  • 4 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.
  • 13 shifts were covered by temporary physicians, which allowed Atchison County physicians necessary time off in Fiscal Year 2014. These coverages were made via KU Medical Center's Kansas Locum Tenens and Kansas Medical Resource programs.
  • 5 health care professionals from Atchison County participated in KU Medical Center continuing education courses and conferences in FY14.

Serving Communities

  • Atchison County is served by the East office of KU Medical Center's Area Health Education Centers (AHECs) in Pittsburg, which serves the state through student education initiatives, professional education for health care providers, health screenings, clinics and public presentations on health topics.
  • The University of Kansas Medical Center provides patient and family education on a variety of health and wellness topics to residents of Atchison County. The project is in collaboration with Turing Point: The Center for Hope and Healing and funded in part by a federal grant from the Office for the Advancement of Telehealth.

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Last modified: Sep 30, 2014
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