Meade County

Updated September  2014

Enhancing Student Education

  • 1 student from Meade County is currently studying at KU Medical Center.
  • 2 Meade 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.
  • Meade County is part of the Southwest Medical Education Network with Randall Fahrenholtz, MD, a resident of Tribune, 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

  • 7 KU Medical Center graduates live and/or practice in Meade County.
  • 2 health care providers have been placed in Meade 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 Meade 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.
  • 2 health care professionals from Meade County participated in KU Medical Center continuing education courses and conferences in Fiscal Year 2014.

Serving Communities

  • Meade County is served by the West office of KU Medical Center's Area Health Education Center (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.

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Last modified: Oct 13, 2014
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