Morton County

Updated December 2014

Enhancing Student Education

  • 1 Morton 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.
  • 3 high school students in Morton County participated in activities duringthe 2013-2014 school year that encouraged them to consider careers in health care, math and science. These events were hosted by University of Kansas Area Health Education Center.
  • Morton County is part of the Southwest Medical Education Network with Thomas Koksal, MD, a resident of Garden City, 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

  • 4 KU Medical Center graduates live and/or practice in Morton County.
  • 1 health care provider has been placed in Morton 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.

Serving Communities

  • Morton 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.

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Last modified: Dec 19, 2014
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