UNE medical and nursing students take part in Western Maine rural health immersion

UNE Western Maine rural health immersion

March 20, 2017

15 Students from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Department of Nursing spent their spring break learning what it’s like to live and practice medicine in one of the most rural parts of Maine.

The students traveled to Franklin County with Dora Mills, M.D., M.P.H., FAAP, vice president for Clinical Affairs and director of the Center for Excellence in Health Innovation (CEHI). The immersion experience is a part of a pipeline program with Maine’s Area Health Education Center (AHEC) program and CEHI to address healthcare provider shortages in rural Maine. They were split into interprofessional teams consisting of medical and nursing students and experienced a variety of clinical and community activities in underserved areas.

This is the second immersion experience that the Maine AHEC and CEHI have provided for UNE students. Last May a similar number of students participated in a weeklong immersion in Aroostook County.

Read more from the Portland Press Herald.

To learn more about the Center for Excellence in Health Innovation, visit: http://www.une.edu/academics/centers-institutes/center-excellence-health-innovation

To apply, visit www.une.edu/admissions

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