Updated December 2015
- Wallace 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
- 2 students from Wallace County are currently studying at KU Medical Center.
- 8 high school students in Wallace 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.
- Sharon Springs High School and Weskan High School are two of 19 schools statewide that used Mini Medical School during the 2014-15 school year, a resource kit for upper level high school teachers in the biological sciences. The kit is designed to supplement and enhance their curriculum while simultaneously introducing students to various aspects of the health field through fun and exciting projects. Mini Medical School was created by the KU AHECs and features physicians and experts from KU Medical Center and Kansas State University.
- Wallace 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
- 1 KU Medical Center alum lives and/or practices in Trego County.
Advancing Health Care Access
- Wallace County residents saw KU Medical Center health care providers 20 times via telemedicine in Fiscal Year 2015. 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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Jan 22, 2016