COSAM News Articles 2019 October New Class of Rural Medicine Students to Give Back to Small Towns

New Class of Rural Medicine Students to Give Back to Small Towns

Published: 10/15/2019

Video by: Maria Gebhardt

Miranda Worley grew up in Grove Oak, Alabama. She relied on her small town family practitioner and saw the critical needs for students to practice in rural areas.

“Pursuing a career in rural medicine allows me to give back to the community and fill the need that exists throughout our state,” Miranda explained.

Peyton Robison, who originally considered being a plastic surgeon, saw that she could make a real difference as practicing in a small town.

“Giving back to those people who live in rural areas through providing medical services is what I want to do with my career,” Peyton shared.

Candace Wilson was the president of the Rural Health Student Association at her former school.

“My rural medicine physician inspired me to help underserved communities,” Candace said.

Rural medicine doctors are family-focused, support their communities, and are seen as leaders in those communities.

“I saw the gap that existed when my small town practitioner retired,” explained Tyler Criswell. “The need is real and being a rural medicine doctor will help me make a small community even better.”

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