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Sample Session Topics & Selected Placement Opportunities


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

Sample Calendar of Events 

Seminar: Student Summer Experiences: UMass Chan Campus

Rural Health Policy: UMass Chan Campus

Introduction to RHS Pathway: UMass Chan Campus

Skills—Suturing: Barre, MA

“Newbies in the Boonies” Casting and Splinting: UMass Chan Campus

Inaugrual Rural Health Retreat: Ashburnham, MA

Population Health Clerkship: Martha’s Vineyard, Barre, or Clinton, MA

New England Rural Health Roundtable Conference: Newry, Maine

Reading X-rays: UMass Chan Campus

Farm Visit: locals farms in MA

Annual Potluck Dinner: student’s home

Seminar: What is small town practice really like?: UMass Chan Campus

Indian Health Service: UMass Chan Campus

Screening of the Hungry Heart, co-hosted with SUD SIG: Amp II, UMass Chan Campus

Food is Medicine: Shaw Test Kitchen, UMass Chan Campus

Casting: Barre Family Health Center


Current T.H. Chan School of Medicine Elective/Tan Chingfen Graduate School of Nursing 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; T.H. Chan School of Medicine student Annika Bannon hiking while on rotation in Maine

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