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Harrisburg Medical Center becomes a teaching site for rural medical students

Rodney Smith-CEO, Dorene Ewell-HR Director and Dr. Matt Hunsaker-RMED Director (Source: Harrisburg Medical Center). Rodney Smith-CEO, Dorene Ewell-HR Director and Dr. Matt Hunsaker-RMED Director (Source: Harrisburg Medical Center).
HARRISBURG, IL (KFVS) -

The National Center for Rural Health Professions has announced a new Rural Medical Education Program and Rural Pharmacy collaborating hospital, Harrisburg Medical Center in Harrisburg, Illinois.

The Medical Center will be training fourth year RMED/RPHARM students for 16 weeks that focuses on clinical skill development in a rural setting and the completion of a community oriented health project.

Dr. Jim Alexander and Dr. Adam Vargo will be serving as teachers for the fourth year RMED students.

"Harrisburg Medical Center became increasingly involved with the NCRHP through a federally funded workforce development grant three years ago and they have become an active and engaged educational partner," Dr. Matt Hunsaker, RMED Director said. "We are pleased to welcome them into the University of Illinois RMED/RPHARM family. I am especially pleased to have Dr. Vargo, who is an alumnus to be serving as a teacher for the next generation of RMED students."

The medical center is joining a network of 24 RMED collaborating hospitals and a broad network of rural partners.

More information about the RMED program can be found on NCRHPs web site at http://www.ncrhp.uic.edu/index.cfm.

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