Jul 9, 2013
 

Sanford School of Medicine administration, students to visit FARM program sites

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Dean of the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine Mary Nettleman, M.D., M.S., M.A.C.P. and Susan Anderson, M.D., Director of the school’s Frontier And Rural Medicine (FARM) program will visit FARM’s inaugural clinical training sites to present commemorative plaques recognizing the communities’ participation in the program.
 

On July 11, they will visit Winner Regional Hospital at 2 p.m. in Winner, S.D. On July 12, they will visit Platte Health Center Avera at 10 a.m. in Platte, S.D. before visiting Avera St. Benedict’s Health Center Education Center in Parkston, S.D. at 12:30 p.m.

Planned attendees for the ceremonies include each site hospital’s CEO, FARM program physician coordinators and community ambassadors and FARM program students.

“We are eager for the opportunity to build strong, productive relationships with our outstanding FARM program communities,” said Anderson. “These visits represent important steps toward that end—and toward a healthier South Dakota.”

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.

More FARM site visits will take place in early September 2013, including Mobridge and Milbank. 

About the Sanford School of Medicine

For more than a century, the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine has set the standard for medical education of students, residents and professionals in the state. The school’s mission includes education, research and service. It emphasizes family practice to help create the next generation of doctors for all parts of the state. The school’s economic impact includes attracting $17 million annually in research funding as well as hosting two of the four 2010 Research Centers designated by the governor.

 
About The University of South Dakota
 
Founded in 1862, The University of South Dakota is designated as the only public liberal arts university in the state and is home to a comprehensive College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, School of Health Sciences, the state's only School of Law, School of Medicine, the accredited Beacom School of Business and the College of Fine Arts. It has an enrollment of more than 10,200 students taught by more than 400 faculty members. More information is available at www.usd.edu/press/news.

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