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KYCOM associate dean advocates for rural health

February 13, 2017 12:00 AM
Pikeville, Ky.
Dana C. Shaffer, D.O., FACOFP dist., associate dean of osteopathic graduate medical education at the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine, recently attended the National Rural Health Association Policy Institute in Washington, D.C.

He and fellow members of the Kentucky Rural Health Association delegation visited Kentucky Congressional member offices on Capitol Hill advocating for rural healthcare services and providers. Discussions included support for rural graduate medical education, area health education centers and adequate funding of rural hospitals.

Shaffer, pictured second row, far right, served as the spokesperson for rural medical education, including the Health Resources and Services Administration funded Teaching Health Center program.

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