Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Success for Rural Health

The summer months are a time of great transition for every member of the OSU Center for Rural Health community. We are preparing to welcome the new class of students who are anxiously awaiting their first day of medical school, orienting those who are transitioning from one year to the next, and bidding our graduates farewell as they move into the next phase of their education. Our attention is ever focused on finding new ways to achieve higher levels of success within an expanding population. This inherent need to evolve and grow limits our ability to revel in the successes of times gone by. The proof of our success lies in the students who pass through our doors, who endure years of coursework and rotations, and who ultimately graduate and take their skills into the world. Robert K. Sammons, M.A., OSU Center for Rural Health Regional Coordinator in Enid, Oklahoma, profiles two recent graduates, Charity Holder, D.O. and Laura Fluke, D.O. His article explores their journey through medical school and their interest in rural health.