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Rural Medicine by the Numbers

Storm clouds, lightning down a dirt road on a rural Kansas farm                                                                                                     Photo by Michael Kennedy, M.D.

Kansas physicians throughout the state serving as medical education directors, helping to coordinate efforts to mentor, train and place medical students and physicians in Kansas practice.

13 communities across Kansas — none larger than Hutchinson — where third-year medical students receive hands-on training from volunteer physicians.

76 first- and second-year medical students at the expanded campuses in Wichita and Salina.

91 of 105 counties in Kansas served by a physician who trained at KU.

212 Kansas physicians practicing in 81 communities as part of the Kansas Bridging Plan, a loan-forgiveness program offered since 1991 to primary care medical residents who agree to practice in rural Kansas.

274 active physicians across Kansas who teach fourth-year medical students during the students' month-long rural preceptorships.

2,241 Kansans are studying at KU Medical Center.

6000-8000 patient visits in Fiscal Year 2018 by KU Medical Center doctors via telemedicine, a technology that connects patient and provider when distance separates the two.

For more information on how KU Medical Center serves the state in education, research and patient care, visit the Institute for Community Engagement's Kansas map.

Last modified: Dec 03, 2018
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Michael Kennedy, M.D.

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