KU med student in Eudora
University of Kansas School of Medicine student Robin DeCoursey is participating in a rural medicine experience for four weeks with Dr. Daniel Dickerson of the Eudora Family Practice. DeCoursey began her duties Jan. 2.
Dickerson is a volunteer mentor, or preceptor, with the school's Kansas Rural Preceptor Program. The program places all fourth-year medical students in communities across Kansas to introduce them to the practice of primary care in non-urban areas and to increase their awareness of professional opportunities in rural areas. Students have the opportunity to use their diagnostic and clinical skills in real-life scenarios under the guidance of their preceptor mentors and participate in community-based medical practices throughout the state.