clinical care, medical education

How the repeal of Roe v. Wade will affect training in abortion and reproductive health

Stacy Weiner - Senior Staff Writer, AAMCJune 24, 2022 The U.S. Supreme Court decision will make it harder for future OB-GYNs and other providers to learn to perform abortions. But it will affect other forms of medical training, too, including miscarriage management, counseling patients, and emergency care. “The widespread criminalization of an aspect of health… Continue reading How the repeal of Roe v. Wade will affect training in abortion and reproductive health

Local Voices, Southwest Virginia

Recreation Spotlight: ‘Big Stone Gap obtains initial funding for campsites, development at Big Cherry reservoir’

article reposted from News5 WCYB — There is a regional plan to connect some of the most beautiful places in southwest Virginia together to allow visitors the chance to visit mountains, lakes, and hiking trails a bit easier. The southwest Virginia leaders working to connect the popular tourism sites in the region are now seeing… Continue reading Recreation Spotlight: ‘Big Stone Gap obtains initial funding for campsites, development at Big Cherry reservoir’

Covid Conspiracies, cultural competency

‘Masks, Misinformation, and Making Do: Appalachian Health-Care Workers and the COVID-19 Pandemic’ book selected to be part of the KU Focus Collection 2023: Global Health

Southwest Virginia GMEC Director Wendy Welch is the book editor The Knowledge Unlatched Focus Collection 2023: Global Health is a special collection containing 20 front list books from several publishers around one single topical, cutting-edge theme chosen by librarians. Knowledge Unlatched (KU) is an Open Access organization that facilitates the publishing of Open Access books and journals and makes… Continue reading ‘Masks, Misinformation, and Making Do: Appalachian Health-Care Workers and the COVID-19 Pandemic’ book selected to be part of the KU Focus Collection 2023: Global Health

hospitals, News & Events, Southwest Virginia

New hospital in Patrick County starts hiring

Foresight Health Services, the new health care provider that took over the property of the former Pioneer Community Hospital in Patrick County, announced Monday that the company has formally launched its website and has begun accepting applications for the new critical access facility it plans to open by the end of a year.  The company said that… Continue reading New hospital in Patrick County starts hiring

Local Voices

“911, What’s the address of the emergency?”

We are a set of individuals that is rarely seen, only heard. We are the lifeline of our community’s public safety system. We are versatile, quickly moving from different tasks and processes sometimes within seconds. We are the calm and compassionate voice on the other side of the phone or radio. But sometimes when the… Continue reading “911, What’s the address of the emergency?”

funding, medical education, rural residencies

Rural Access to Anesthesia Care Scholarship

The American Society of Anesthesiologists sponsors a scholarship for medical student and resident members introducing future physicians to rural anesthesia. Applicants must either be a third or fourth year medical student in an approved U.S. program or residency program, and be a member of the ASA. Application StepsFill out the scholarship application and submit along with… Continue reading Rural Access to Anesthesia Care Scholarship