Updated December 2014
- Marshall County is served by KU Medical Center's Area Health Education Center (AHEC), which serves the state through student education initiatives, professional education for health care providers, health screenings, clinics and public presentations on health topics.
Enhancing Student Education
- 10 students from Marshall County are currently studying at KU Medical Center.
- 2 Marshall 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.
- Medical students spent six weeks working with primary care physicians and conducting a community-based research project in 26 counties, including Marshall County, as part of KU Medical Center's summer 2014 Rural Primary Care Practice and Research Program, one of several programs designed to encourage students to consider practicing medicine in a rural Kansas community.
- Marshall 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
- 19 KU Medical Center graduates live and/or practice in Marshall County.
- 3 Marshall 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.
- 2 health care professionals from Marshall County participated in KU Medical Center continuing education courses and conferences in Fiscal Year 2014.
Advancing Health Care Access
- Marshall County residents saw KU Medical Center health care providers 6 times via telemedicine in FY14. An interactive video technology that connects providers and patients when distance separates the two, telemedicine services are provided through the University of Kansas Center for Telemedicine and Telehealth.
- Marshall County residents made 3 visits to KU Medical Center health care providers in outreach clinics held outside of Kansas City in FY14.
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Jun 25, 2015