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
You may have heard the statistic that Black women in the US are three to four times more likely to die during childbirth or after due to complications than white women. Maybe that statement resonates with you as just a number, or maybe that information raises a red flag – or several – for you… Continue reading Structural Racism in Healthcare
Request for Proposals – The Graduate Medical Education Consortium of Southwest Virginia has proposed a collection of essays to McFarland Press. Titled Healing Ourselves, with a tentative subtitle along the lines of Physicians Respond to the Opioid Crisis in Appalachia or Healthcare Providers tell their stories of Appalachia’s Opioid Epidemic. We are looking for a… Continue reading If You Like to Write…
GMEC is pleased to present the agenda for our 2016 annual conference and retreat, Head for the Hills, below! Come unwind, dine, and play with us for two days in the beautiful Hungry Mother State Park while learning from some of Virginia's leading rural health experts. Families of attending medical professionals are very welcome and activities have… Continue reading Head for the Hills Agenda
The GMEC blog will be taking a break for the holiday season. We leave you with this essay from the Daily Yonder: I watched over the last decade or so as successful big-city professionals retire and move out to the fringes of my rural town. They typically buy farms or ranchettes and imagine themselves living… Continue reading The Big-City Guide to Small-Town Living
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The national breast cancer organization selected October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month to encourage women to be vigilant concerning early detection and treatment.