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Students selected to Rural Immersion Program

Monett downtown facing west

April 2, 2022

Six Health Professions students were selected to participate in the 2022 Rural Immersion Program. This year’s participants will travel to Monett, Missouri, June 21-24.

The Rural Immersion Program is a four-day experience for health professions students who are interested in living and working in a rural area. This is a non-clinical experience designed to highlight the social and communal aspects of rural life.

Students will break into groups that include members of each of the health care disciplines to foster a diversity of thought and experience. Each group will spend time interviewing community leaders from one of the four emphasis areas: business and government, education, healthcare, and natural resources. At the end of the week, students will present their findings to the other student groups and members of the community.

Health Professions Rural Immersion Program participants

Dylan Hood
Dylan Hood

Dylan Hood

Major: Health Science

Hometown: Jefferson City, Missouri

Jenna Rains
Jenna Rains

Jenna Rains

Major: Health Science

Hometown: Gallatin, Missouri

Parvina Yakubova
Parvina Yakubova

Parvina Yakubova

Major: Public Health

Hometown: Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Nicole Akers

Public Health major

Hometown: Oak Grove, Missouri

Violet Levitt

Major: Public Health

Hometown: Crescent City, California

Abby Uhlich

Major: Social Work

Hometown: Slater, Missouri