Thursday, November 3, 2016

Rural Medical Interest Group supports Kansas rural health

The Rural Medical Interest Group (RMIG) was founded in 2007 with the goal to promote rural medicine among the student body. RMIG is currently the largest student interest group at KU Medical Center. Membership is open to all students at any University of Kansas medical school who are interested in rural medicine, regardless of specialty interest.

Seven enthusiastic medical students plan and organize activities and meetings on and off campus. RMIG members attend lunch meeting once a month with topics focusing on rural medicine. Guest speakers range from local, rural physicians, CEOs, presidents, administrative members and other health care providers, as well as occasional national speakers. This group allows students to see into the lives of rural practitioners, hear about new ideas and practices, and gain a better understanding of rural health care as a whole.

Upcoming meetings include the following:
  • December 2: Dr. Vance Lassey from Holton, Kansas, will speak on practicing in a direct patient care model. 
  • January 10: Dr. Jana Zaudke of KU Medical Center is scheduled to discuss interprofessional clinical experiences. 
  • April 10: Alan Morgan, president of the National Rural Health Association, will give a talk on critical access hospitals and their role in the rural health care system.

For more information, please contact the Office of Rural Medical Education or visit the group on Facebook.

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