The University of Kansas School of Medicine: Rural Option for Third Year Clerkships Michael Machen, MD Northwest Medical Education Network Site Director Why Go Rural? More opportunity One on one hands-on experience with preceptor and medical staff Broad range of clinical experiences Why Rural? Increase in community impact Interaction with multiple layers of community activities and leaders First hand experience with inter-professional relationships Why Rural? Appreciate the benefit of community support for the ailing patient Increased visibility of community involvement of the physician outside medical practice Medical Education Network Sites – Eastern: – Northcentral: – Greg Thomas, MD and Marla Ullom-Minnich- Co-Directors Susan Balding - Coordinator Northwest: – Scott Owings, MD- Director Caren Bachman - Coordinator Southcentral: – Robert Haskins, MD- Director Alicia Westoff - Coordinator Michael Machen, MD- Director Brenda Schumacher - Coordinator Lisa Stouffer – Program Director Southwest: Randy Fahrenholtz, MD- Director Leeann Shrader - Coordinator Medical Education Network Sites What Rotations Facilitate Rural Clerkships? 1. 2. 3. 4. Family Medicine Obstetrics/Gynecology General Surgery Pediatrics Location of the Rural Options for the 3rd Year Clerkships LOCATION Region Eastern City Burlington Chanute Leavenworth Paola Junction City Salina CLERKSHIP Family Medicine X Pediatrics Surgery OB/GYN X X X Rural Track Rural Track Rural Track X Rural Track North Central McPherson Moundridge X X North West Hays Plainville Quinter X X South West Dodge City Tribune Garden City X X South Central X X X X X Medical Education Network Sites Provide set-up and support before, during and after rotation Location of available rotations/preceptors are located in your handouts Be sure to check out the displays for details on each individual site Clerkship Sites & Preceptors Ensure students are able to meet the Core Competencies for each rotation Provide housing and meals for each student Provide hands-on experience Provide Internet access Provide support and guidance Students Participate in all regular activities including hospital rounds, surgeries, procedures, nursing home visits, committee meetings, etc. Expected to function as a clerkship Didactic requirements according to the specialty rotation Some Clerkships require a return to KC during the rotation KU SOM ORME Office Approve all placements with site Arrange rotation through appropriate network site staff Pay for ONE student’s round-trip travel to site Provide tech assistance for patient logging Provide training materials if needed Establish Volunteer Faculty Appointment for all Preceptors Salina Rural Track This will be the last year for the Salina Rural Track Students interested in completing all of their 3rd and 4th year in Salina in a non-urban setting. Would move to Salina in July Contact Dr. Kennedy if interested in this option What I liked most… “The interaction time with my attending. I was encouraged and allowed to function as a 4th year intern and I learned so much by being first on call! Dr. __ was patient with me and listened to all my suggestions and worked through why each one was appropriate/inappropriate. I got lots of hands on in OR and clinic and feel I learned a lot about perioperative management. This rotation truly prepared me for 4th year. So I was able to learn from many angles.” How it differs from KU Med… “Being able to experience small town medicine which is so much different than medicine at KU Med and because I hope to practice in a small town someday this is important to me. One-onone teaching from Dr. ___ which is much better than the very limited contact we have with faculty at KU Med. The friendliness of patients and staff in Chanute!” Fantastic Teaching… “The Experience overall was positive—much more so than I had anticipated. Dr. _____ is a fantastic teacher. The experience that I have had here is the way that medical school SHOULD BE. I had the perfect amount of exposure to everything. The people here are extremely helpful and pleasant to be around. The month went by too quickly and if I could I would stay another month. Each day Dr. _____would take about 30 minutes to teach me something-these were some of the best sessions of learning I have had in 3 years. I would come here again and I highly recommend this to anyone!” “I felt like an important member of the healthcare team. The patients were great. My preceptor gave me a lot of independence yet was very available. This was by far the best month of my training.” Amazing Experience… “What an amazing experience! It would be impossible to rank order the single best thing. Perhaps the caring physicians (who double as great teachers), perhaps the accommodating staff, perhaps the nurses and CRNAs—who made sure to involve us in everything. We were welcomed, encouraged to be involved, encouraged to take responsibility, and allowed to develop new skills.” “I loved the one-on-one attention. Every learning experience was mine for the taking; no other students to vie for it. I appreciated Dr. ______’s willingness to accept me into her family and her practice. I was made to feel very welcome. Dr. ______ always looked for good learning opportunities for me. Her staff was also very accommodating.” Simple Process Fill out “Request” form and take it to the appropriate Clerkship Coordinator (listed in your handout, sent by email) Once approved by all necessary parties, you will be notified if a placement is possible Details will be sent via email by the Outreach Coordinator in the Office of Rural Medical Education Follow through to solidify details with your site Enjoy your experience! Medical Education Network Sites Panelists, MENS Directors – Take a moment to hear from each of the MENS Directors and activities in their respective sites. Questions?