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ASPR Live Webinar Series: Precepting students in Rural Settings as a Form of Recruitment
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When: Wednesday, December 6, 17
12:00 - 1:00 PM CT
Where: Online and conference call
United States

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Precepting students in Rural Settings as a Form of Recruitment

Time: 10:00 a.m. PT / Noon CT / 1:00 pm ET

Presenter: Michael Kennedy, MD, KUMC-SOM

Cost: Members/Free

Program Overview

In medicine there is an age old tradition of mentoring, precepting, apprenticing students in a clinical setting. Generally medical students spend their first 2 years in classroom learning the “basic sciences” required as the foundation for clinical knowledge. Then students begin their “clerkship years”. This period in medical school generally focuses on specialty driven clinical education. Each student will rotate in course such as: Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Neurology, Geriatrics, and Family Medicine. At the University of Kansas School of Medicine we have introduce the option of fulfilling these Clerkship requirements in community and rural settings. The advantages from many aspects of this kind of clinical education model will be discussed. Emphasis will be placed on the recruitment and retention aspects of precepting students in your health care system.

Speaker Bios

Michael Kennedy, MD

Dr. Kennedy was raised in Kansas. He attended medical school and completed his residency in 1993 at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City. He practiced full spectrum Family Medicine (including OB and ER) in rural Kansas for nine years in Burlington, a town of 2,800. In 2002, he returned to KUMC to accept his current faculty position in the Department of Family Medicine. He is the inaugural recipient of the Joy McCann Professorship in Rural Health. He was named the Associate Dean for Rural Health Education in the School of Medicine. KUMC-SOM is nationally recognized for its long-term rural programming. They are second in the nation for the number of graduates practicing family medicine and in the 96th percentile for graduates choosing to practice in rural locations.

His primary interest is providing rural Primary Care Medicine experiences for residents and students. He is the Director of the Office of Rural Medical Education at the KUMC-SOM and also serves as the Medical Director of the Institute for Community Engagement. He is a practicing physician and professor in family medicine. He has been involved in rural physician workforce issues in Kansas for 24 years. He has served in leadership positions with several organizations working on combining educational programing and promoting rural workforce.

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