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Medical student observes telemedicine from the other side


Lynn L. Martin

Second-year medical student Bryan Jan looks at home at Share Medical Center's nurses station. He is participating in a program that exposes future doctors to the possibilities of rural medicine.

Dr. Robert Rader, president of the OAFP (Oklahoma Academy of Family Physicians) and immediate past chief of staff of St. Anthony Hospital, helps with a program called FPO (Future Physicians for Oklahoma), which is designed to acquaint Oklahoma medical students to family practice medicine in rural communities.

Since Share Medical Center is affiliated with St. Anthony Hospital, and since Rader supplies a significant amount of telemedicine service to Alva's hospital (and all the other SSM affiliates) he chose to send a young medical student, Bryan Jan, to Alva for a week to see rural medicine...

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