Updated July 2014
Enhancing Student Education
- 3 students from Pratt County are studying at KU Medical Center.
- 4 Pratt 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.
- Pratt County is part of the Southcentral Medical Education Network with Greg Thomas, MD, and Marla Ullom-Minnich, MD, a resident of McPherson and Moundridge, respectively, 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
- 23 KU Medical Center graduates live and/or practice in Pratt County.
- 2 health care providers have been placed in Pratt 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 Pratt County physician 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.
- 1 Pratt County health care employer exhibited with 2013 Kansas Career Opportunities, which is designed to introduce medical students, residents and other health care professionals to rural communities looking to hire.
- 2 health care professionals from Pratt County participated in KU Medical Center continuing education courses and conferences in Fiscal Year 2014.
- 12 professional education and administrative visits in Pratt County occurred in FY14 via telemedicine, an interactive video technology that connects providers and patients when distance separates the two. The technology is operated by the University of Kansas Center for Telemedicine and Telehealth.
Advancing Health Care Access
- 548 Pratt County residents saw KU Medical Center health care providers via telemedicine, an interactive video technology that connects providers and patients when distance separates the two, in FY14. These services are provided through the University of Kansas Center for Telemedicine and Telehealth.
Pratt County is served by the West office of KU Medical Center's Area Health Education Centers (AHECs) in Hays, which serves the state through student education initiatives, professional education for health care providers, health screenings, clinics and public presentations on health topics.
- The University of Kansas Medical Center provides patient and family education on a variety of health and wellness topics to residents of Pratt County. The project is in collaboration with Turing Point: The Center for Hope and Healing and funded in part by a federal grant from the Office for the Advancement of Telehealth.
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Sep 30, 2014