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Family physicians in rural settings have a unique opportunity to not only provide medical care to people, but to serve a community. The practice of medicine can be easier in a small town because you get to know many of your patients in the context of their roles in the community.

At its core, the practice family medicine is not very different from rural to urban. It is about developing long-term relationships with your patients, continuity of care, whole person care and broad scope of practice.

Stethoscope on patient chart

Addressing the Shortage of Rural Physicians

Preceptors can select their calendar availability, the number of students per year, the particular medical education programs and educational level in which they want to be involved.
Current Preceptor Resources
KU School of Medicine

Office of Rural Medical Education
3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Mail Stop 1049
Kansas City, KS 66160 

Fax: 913-588-5259