Southwest Kansas Regional Network Site

Director                                               Coordinator
Randall Fahrenholtz, M.D.                      Lee Ann Schrader
321 E. Harper                                        1501 Fulton Terrace, Suite 1
Tribune, KS 67846                                 Garden City, KS 67846-6165
Phone: 620-376-4251                             Phone: 620-275-0259                
Fax: 620-275-2831

Current rotations available for third-year student in the Southwest Region include: OB/GYN and pediatrics.

Housing and Meals

Housing and meals vary at each site. Please contact the Rural Medical Education Office for specific information.

Computing Services

Garden City
There are two student computing lab locations in Garden City. In addition to the following locations:

  • St. Catherine Hospital's medical library is open Monday - Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Internet access and
    printing are available at no cost.
  • The Finney County Public Library is also within walking distance to the dorm and hospital.
  • The public library is open Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday & Saturday, 9 a.m.- 6 p.m., and Sundays 1-6 p.m. Internet access is available at no cost, printing runs 10 cents a page.
Resident Dormitory
Hours: Open 24 hours, 7 days a week after key is issued by appointment
Student Lab Computers: 1
Connection Speed: 56kpbs
Peripherals: none
Video none


Area Health Education Center, 302 Fleming, Suite 4, Garden City, KS

Hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F
Student Lab Computers: 2
Connection Speed: 128kpbs
Peripherals: Laser Printer, Scanner
Video Full ITV system can be scheduled at St. Catherine Hospital or at the AHEC office.


Most doctors' offices have internet access available, but if your preceptor does not, other options are available. The doctors' lounge at Southwest Medical Center does have a computer with internet access available, and the public library has resources as well. Memorial Library is open Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Fridays & Saturdays 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sundays 1-5 p.m. Computers with internet access are available for public use at no charge; printing runs 25 cents per sheet.


Greeley County Health Services in Tribune provides housing, linens included, to students and their families in a small house across the street from the hospital. Internet access is available both in the house and in the hospital and clinic. Besides the clinic in Tribune, one day a week will be spent in each of the outreach clinics in Hamilton County (Syracuse) and Wallace County (Sharon Springs). Internet access is available at each of those clinics. Surgical and obstetrical experience will be available in Tribune.

Last modified: Aug 02, 2012