Marshall County

Updated December 2015

  • Marshall 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

  • 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.
  • Marshall 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

  • 21 KU Medical Center alumni 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 enrollments in KU Medical Center continuing education/professional development courses and conferences by Marshall County health care professionals in Fiscal Year 2015. Continuing education programming is offered by KU Medical Center's Continuing Education and Professional Development and KU AHECs.

Advancing Health Care Access

  • Marshall County residents saw KU Medical Center health care providers 6 times via telemedicine in FY15. 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.

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Last modified: Mar 18, 2016