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STORM provides rural experience for med students

The Summer Training Option of Rural Medicine, or STORM, program continued a 27-year track record of success in exposing second-year medical students to opportunities available in rural areas.

The program, started in 1992, provides students with an early clinical exposure and makes them aware of practice-based research opportunities. Grant funds provided stipends for participating students placed in Northwest Kansas. Stipends are $2,800 for the entire six-week summer program or $1,600 for a four-week program.

Thirty-two students participated this year. In the 26 counties served by the foundation, 35 practicing physicians are former STORM students. Forty-one community/physician participants at 30 practice sites acted as preceptors.