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Rural Preceptorship

Course Director: Lynn Fisher, M.D.,
Course Coordinator: Erica Ortiz de Villate,

The Department of Family & Community Medicine strives to find a placement that meets the professional goals and interests of students who are seeking to complete their rural preceptorship in family medicine within established guidelines. To optimize your chances of being placed at a site that meets your goals and interests, please contact the course coordinator as soon as you know when you are planning on completing the rural preceptorship.

Many rural sites provide housing to students rotating in their community, though it is permissible for students to stay with friends or family near their assigned rural site. Housing accommodations will be verified by the course coordinator prior to finalizing the rural rotation. Dogs, cats and other pets cannot be accomodated at rural rotation sites.

No rural rotations will be set up in the following counties: Douglas, Johnson, Sedgwick, Shawnee or Wyandotte. Because the Department of Family and Community Medicine considers the experience of rotating at a rural site as an integral part of medical education in Kansas, rural sites within a commutable distance from Wichita are only allowed in extenuating circumstances such as birth or adoption of a new child, care for a seriously ill family member, or recovery from a serious illness.

If you would like to discuss options for the rural preceptorship or you have any questions, please contact the course coordinator who can arrange a meeting with the course director.

Last modified: Feb 03, 2020