Cheyenne County

Updated December 2015

Enhancing Student Education

  • 2 students from Cheyenne County are currently studying at KU Medical Center.
  • 3 Cheyenne 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.
  • 1 high school student in Cheyenne County participated in activities during the 2014-15 school year that encouraged them to consider careers in health care, math and science. These events were hosted by the KU AHECs
  • Medical students spent six weeks working with primary care physicians and conducting a community-based research project in 27 counties, including Cheyenne County, as part of KU Medical Center's summer 2015 Rural Primary Care Practice and Research Program, one of several programs designed to encourage students to consider practicing medicine in a rural Kansas community.
  • Cheyenne County is part of the Northwest Medical Education Network with Michael Machen, M.D., a resident of Quinter, 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

  • 6 KU Medical Center alumni live and/or practice in Cheyenne County.
  • 2 health care providers have been placed in Cheyenne County since 2004 through the Kansas Recruitment and Retention Center, which provides placement assistance to rural health organizations and seeks to enhance the quality and quantity of health care professionals in rural Kansas.
  • 1 shift was covered by temporary physicians, which allowed a Cheyenne County physician necessary time off in Fiscal Year 2015. These coverages were made via KU Medical Center's Kansas Locum Tenens and Kansas Medical Resource programs.
  • 3 Cheyenne 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.

Advancing Health Care Access

  • Cheyenne County residents saw KU Medical Center health care providers 10 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.
  • A handful of Cheyenne County residents took part in Midwest Cancer Alliance cancer prevention outreach screenings in FY15.

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Last modified: Jan 29, 2016