Thursday, March 9, 2017

Life as a Doctor in Rural Kansas brings life experiences and tips on practicing in rural areas

Since 2010, Rural Health Education and Services (RHES) has sponsored the Life as a Doctor in Rural Kansas guest speaker presentation. On March 28, internal medicine physician, Richard Whitlow, M.D., will be sharing his experience with medical students and faculty about his life and practice in Lansing, Kansas.

RHES coordinates the event and provides lunch for the medical students and faculty at KU School of Medicine in Salina, Kansas City and Wichita. The guest speaker presents live in Kansas City, and the presentation is broadcast to Salina and Wichita.

Previous Life as a Doctor in Rural Kansas speakers include:

  • 2010: Clint Colberg, M.D., Holton, KS
  • 2011: Brian Cooke, M.D., Osawatomie, KS
  • 2012: Jeffery Curtis, M.D., Hays, KS
  • 2013: Robert P. Moser, Jr., M.D., Secretary and State Health Officer
  • 2014: Michael E. Machen, M.D., Quinter, KS
  • 2015: Beth Loney, M.D. & Michael Oller, M.D., Stockton, KS
  • 2016: Jennifer McKenney, M.D., Fredonia, KS 

RHES is always interested in connecting with rural Kansas health care providers to present at events and/or serve on a panel during the Kansas Career Opportunities health care career fairs. If you know of a physician in rural Kansas who may be interested in sharing their story and experiences for future events, please contact Laurie or Allison at (316) 293-2649 or

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