Coffey County

Last updated December 2014

  • Coffey 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

  • 11 students from Coffey County are currently studying at KU Medical Center.
  • 4 Coffey 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.
  • Medical students spent six weeks working with primary care physicians and conducting a community-based research project in 26 counties, including Coffey County, as part of KU Medical Center'ssummer 2014  Rural Primary Care Practice and Research Program, one of several programs designed to encourage students to consider practicing medicine in a rural Kansas community.
  • Coffey County is part of the Eastern Medical Education Network with Robert Haskins, MD, a resident of Pittsburg, 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

  • 20 KU Medical Center graduates live and/or practice in Coffey County.
  • 3 Coffey 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.
  • 6 enrollments in KU Medical Center continuing education courses and conferences by Cherokee County health care professionals in Fiscal Year 2014.

 

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Last modified: Jun 25, 2015
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