The National Rural Health Association hosts an Annual Policy Institute, in which people with a passion for improving health in rural communities visit Washington, DC to encourage Members of Congress to support that passion. While I have experienced this event sixteen times, I will never forget my very first Policy Institute. Unsure of myself, terrified… Continue reading Congress Needs YOU!
*NOTE: applicants must be based in one of the 54 ARC-mandated counties in Eastern Kentucky* Shaping Our Appalachian Region, Inc. (SOAR), in partnership with the Cabinet for Economic Development's KY Innovation Office, is hosting the Startup Appalachia Pitch Competition, presented by Community Trust Bancorp., on June 24 in Hazard, KY. Finalists will take the stage… Continue reading Startup Appalachia Pitch Competition
Posted March 31, 2022 by Emil Chuck - The Student Doctor Network For decades, rural and highly urban communities have had challenges accessing healthcare due to a lack of available providers. Passion to work with underserved communities in rural or underserved urban settings often wanes once a student begins preclinical coursework. Area Health Education Centers,… Continue reading AHECs Provide Students Opportunities to Help the Underserved
Friday, April 29, 20222-4 pm (Virtual) Participants will learn the components of an oral exam, how to identify infections, and how to document patient encounters effectively. Register here.
One of the best things about being part of the faculty at a small school is getting to know your students, and being in a position to intervene at critical points in their lives. We all see students who never put a foot wrong, who are organized and hard-working and smart, the students who earn… Continue reading Those “screw-ups” are now respected physicians
Provider's Clinical Support System Grant for Universities (SAMSHA) Funding to support graduate-level education for students in medical, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, and other eligible advanced practice nursing programs with a focus on treating opioid use disorders and prescribing medications for opioid use disorder in office-based settings upon graduation. Anticipated award amount up to $245,000 per… Continue reading Institutional Funding Opportunities
"The true beauty of Norton, and the larger area of Southwest Virginia, lies within the people who constitute it." You do not have to look far to appreciate the beauty of Norton, Virginia. At every turn, you are greeted by mesmerizing mountains that span as far as the horizon, rugged trails that are sure to… Continue reading The Warmth of Rural Residency
Norton Community Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Norton Community Hospital is a not-for-profit, 129-bed acute care facility that has served rural Southwest Virginia and Southeastern Kentucky since 1949. The hospital offers a unique internal medicine residency experience that blends training at a rural acute care center, Norton Community Hospital, and urban tertiary care centers like Holston… Continue reading Ballad Health Internal Medicine and Family Residency Programs
When I was presented with the opportunity to write this post, I spent some time looking into topics that would fit well with this blog. During my search, I came across the question, “Do people who are ‘only trying to help’ sometimes make things worse?” I found this question especially relevant to the work that… Continue reading Only Trying to Help