South Dakotan MD Fall/Winter 2013 - page 8

Pu l s e
Dean of the University of South Dakota Sanford School
of Medicine (SSOM) Mary Nettleman, M.D., M.S., M.A.C.P.,
Susan Anderson, M.D., director of the school’s Frontier
And Rural Medicine (FARM) program and H. Bruce Vogt,
chair and professor of the school’s Department of Family
Medicine, visited FARM’s inaugural clinical training sites to
present commemorative plaques recognizing the communities’
participation in the program. The group visited Winner, Platte
and Parkston in July and Mobridge and Milbank in September.
Other attendees for the ceremonies included each site
hospital’s CEO, FARM program physician coordinators and
community ambassadors.
“Our rural clinical sites represent the heart and soul of
the FARM program,” said Anderson. “The opportunities
these communities will provide for our students will enrich
their medical school experience and prepare them to deliver
outstanding health care in a rural setting—or any setting.”
Designed to combat the rural health care shortage, the
FARM program is a unique opportunity for select groups
of third-year medical students to obtain clinical training in
carefully selected rural South Dakota communities—Milbank,
Mobridge, Winner,
Platte and Parkston.
Beginning in July of
2014, participants
will spend nine
intensive months
working with local
physicians and
becoming immersed
in the communities. •
USD Sanford School of Medicine
Administration Visits FARM
Program Sites
After more than 17 years at the helm of the Department of
Family Medicine, Bruce Vogt has announced plans to retire in
the summer of 2014. Vogt began his tenure as chair of Family
Medicine in 1996.
A native of Yankton, S.D. and graduate of SSOM’s
two-year medical school and residency, Vogt has served with
distinction as chair, dean of GME, director of introduction
to clinical medicine, on the board of the Center for Family
Medicine and in many other roles.
“In addition to serving the School of Medicine, its students
and the people of South Dakota with distinction, Dr. Vogt is a
wonderful person who has set the bar high in terms of integrity
and collegiality,” said Mary Nettleman, M.D., M.S., M.A.C.P.,
dean of SSOM and USD’s vice president for health affairs.
An award-winning educator and noted scholar, he served
as editor of
South Dakota Academy of Family Physicians News
from 1993-1997, authored 26 peer-reviewed articles, two
monographs, three book chapters, 39 editorials, served as
editor or co-editor,
Dakota Medicine
, (journal
of SDSMA) from 2006-
2011, as guest editor,
Primary Care Clinics,
Disorders of the Ears, Nose
and Throat
, June 1990.
Vogt is a Fellow in
the American Academy
of Family Physicians and an alumnus of the Alpha Omega
Alpha Honor Medical Society. Among the many awards
and recognitions Vogt has earned include the Anton Hyden
Memorial Distinguished Professor Award, the Chester B.
McVay Award for Faculty Teaching and Research Excellence
and the Warren L. Jones, M.D., Faculty Award, SSOM Alumni
Relations Council.
In addition to his duties in the Department of Family
Medicine, Vogt leads the South Dakota AHEC program. •
Vogt Announces Retirement
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