PMC Rural Immersion Week – Set for June 16 – June 20


Health profession medical students with the University of Colorado Denver who have expressed an interest in future rural practice locations will be spending a week in the Lamar community learning about and investigating all aspects of small town personal, professional and community life.

Students from professional programs in medicine, physician assistant, pharmacy and nursing will travel to Lamar, receive an orientation about the week’s activities and then in small inter-professional groups begin the task of investigating what makes a rural community work from the standpoint of:

Law Enforcement and Public Safety
Natural Resources
Major Businesses
News Media
Recreational Opportunities…
and Other recommended areas

How you can help with this project. 

The students will arrive in our community on Monday, June 16 and will attend a scheduled orientation where local leaders associated with the areas listed above will speak briefly to the students to help them learn about the cultural, economic and environmental aspects of rural life and work. Many of the students will be stepping out of their clinical “comfort zone” and venturing into rural life for the first time.

The students will also receive a list of additional people and businesses throughout the community along with their contact information and the students will be asked to expand their exploration of rural community life on their own. As you encounter one or a group of these students during their visit, please assist them by answering their questions to help them take an in-depth look at our rural community.

We are planning recreational activities for the medical students, an industrial tour, and have coordinated an opportunity to experience a country-style BBQ at one of our local ranches. At the end of the week, the student groups will present their findings to each other, the speakers from the orientation, news media, etc.

Please join us in this exciting opportunity to promote our community and provide a meaningful and educational experience for these students as they see what rural life is all about.

For additional information, please contact Karen Bryant, Chief Operating Officer at Prowers Medical Center – 719.336.5147.

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