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Maggie Pollard, MS4, presenting at the 2018 New England Rural Health Conference in Newry, Maine

2018-2019 Calendar of Events (subject to change) 

8/20 Seminar: Student Summer Experiences: UMMS Campus

8/27 Rural Health Policy: UMMS Campus

8/27 Introduction to RHS Pathway: UMMS Campus

9/10  Skills—Suturing: Barre, MA

9/28 “Newbies in the Boonies” Casting and Splinting: UMMS Campus

9/28-29  Inaugrual Rural Health Retreat: Ashburnham, MA

10/22-11/2 Population Health Clerkship: Martha’s Vineyard, Barre, or Clinton, MA

11/7-11/8  New England Rural Health Roundtable Conference: Newry, Maine

11/19  Reading X-rays: UMMS Campus

11/26  Farm Visit: locals farms in MA

12/1 Annual Potluck Dinner: student’s home

12/3  Seminar: What is small town practice really like?: UMMS Campus

1/7 Indian Health Service: UMMS Campus

2/4 Screening of the Hungry Heart, co-hosted with SUD SIG: Amp II, UMMS Campus

3/4 Food is Medicine: Shaw Test Kitchen, UMMS Campus

4/1 Casting: Barre Family Health Center


Current SOM Elective/GSN Preceptorship Site Examples 

  • Alaska’s Rural Immersion Institute of the North, Alaska
  • Ammonoosuc Community Health Services, Franconia, NH
  • Barre Family Health Center, Barre, MA
  • Fairview Hospital, Great Barrington, MA
  • Health Access Network, Millinocet, Maine
  • Island Health Care, Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard, MA
  • Mountain Area Health Education Center, NC
  • Outer Cape Health Services, Wellfleet, Harwich, MA

Other sites are available, reflective of student interest. Please contact Suzanne Cashman for more information.

Annika Maine 

 DNP student Rachel Wasserman exploring the area while completing clinicals on Martha's Vineyard; SOM student Annika Bannon hiking while on rotation in Maine

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Federal Scholarship and Grants 

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