Rush County

Updated December 2014

  • Rush 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

  • 2 students from Rush County are currently studying at KU Medical Center.
  • 1 Rush County physician serves 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.
  • Rush County is part of the Northwest Medical Education Network with Michael Machen, MD, 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

  • 2 KU Medical Center graduates live and/or practice in Rush County.
  • 1 health care provider has been placed in Rush 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 Rush County health care employer exhibited with 2014 Kansas Career Opportunities, which is designed to introduce medical students, residents and other health care professionals to rural communities looking to hire.

Advancing Health Care Access

  • Rush County residents made 5 visits to KU Medical Center health care providers in outreach clinics held outside of Kansas City in Fiscal Year 2014.

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For more information, contact outreach@kumc.edu
Last modified: Jan 02, 2015
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