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NE MN AHEC seeks a part-time Project Director to provide management for day-to-day operations of Palliative Care Initiative (Pall CI) activities and operations. Project director will serve as the primary point of contact to Pall CI members for the Pall CI and coordinate the support for preceptors, Pall CI health professional team members, recruitment of health professions students, coordination of student rotations, and outcomes assessment.
The Project Director will have responsibility for regular communication with Pall CI members and provide management for project objectives and activities. Individual must have a Bachelor's degree and at least three years of project management experience in community health or related area; Master's degree preferred.
NE MN AHEC is based in Hibbing, MN.
For more information or to apply for the position, please visit Fairview Range at www.range.fairview.org.
December 1, 2010 is the deadline for MN Health Professional Loan Forgiveness Programs through the Office of Rural Health and Primary Care at the Minnesota Department of Health.
According to the Office of Rural Health and Primary Care, the purpose of Minnesota's Loan Forgiveness Program is the recruitment and retention of health care professionals to needed areas and facilities within Minnesota.
Applications are available online. Note that most programs require applicants to apply while still enrolled in a program of study or residency.
Loan forgiveness is an important benefit for health care professionals as well as health care facilities and communities experiencing a shortage of access to primary health care services.
Contact Amy Vallery for information on these programs at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-201-3870.
Brittany Chopp, K-16 Education Director for Northeast MN AHEC, will be attending the Blandin Community Leadership Program.
Brittany Chopp, B.A.S., C.H.E.S.
The training is a program of the Blandin Foundation, based in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. According to their website, "Community leadership training programs offered by the Blandin Foundation help rural leaders develop and enhance the skills, knowledge and relationships they need to build and sustain healthy communities - ones that thrive in times of challenge and opportunity."
In June, ten representatives from all five established MN AHEC regions and the Program Office were able to attend the 2010 National AHEC Organization Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Brendan Ashby, Executive Director of NE MN AHEC, and Dr. Ray Christensen, Assistant Dean, Medical School, Duluth Campus, present to attendees of the National AHEC Organization conference about their HRSA Rural Network Development Planning Grant.
MN AHEC is proud to work with third-year medical students from the University of Minnesota who participate in the Rural Physicians Associate Program (RPAP). There are RPAP students in all four of our established rural AHEC regions.
The program is in its 38th year and has over 1,200 alumni, 57% of which chose to practice in rural areas. RPAP is a unique opportunity in clinical training wherein third-year medical students live and train for nine months in non-metropolitan communities under the supervision of preceptors who are family physicians. These preceptors mentor students in the professional and personal aspects of being a physician.
RPAP students learn clinical medicine, procedures, community health, and the business of medicine.
The program has been highlighted in the University of Minnesota Academic Health Center News Capsules. You can also check out the program's newsletter, The Rural Physician, and more information can be found on the program's website.
Northeast MN AHEC has released a a new informational brochure highlighting their services, objectives and contact information.
The brochure is available for download here.
If you would like copies of the brochure to distribute or if you would like to connect with Northeast MN AHEC, please contact Executive Director Brendan Ashby at 218-362-6153.
"Punching the Clock: AHEC sets youngsters on track toward health careers"
From the February 17th, 2008 Hibbing Daily Tribune
For information on this event and others in Northeast MN AHEC, please contact Brendan Ashby, Executive Director of Northeast MN AHEC.