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UNMC students training with health professionals in communities across Nebraska

The rotations are part of the UNMC Rural Health Education Network, an innovative program to address the shortage of health professionals in rural Nebraska.

University of Nebraska Medical Center students are working with health professionals across Nebraska this fall as part of their health care education. The student rotations are part of the UNMC Rural Health Education Network (RHEN), an innovative program developed to help address the shortage of health professionals in rural Nebraska.

The students represent the College of Medicine, College of Pharmacy and the School of Allied Health Professions.

The RHEN program was developed to expose students to a rural health setting with the idea that if students receive their training in a rural area, the chances are greater they may consider returning to a rural area once they complete their training.

Nebraska’s Area Health Education Centers support students during UNMC rural rotations by integrating them into the community during their rotation. AHECs are community-based programs that work with community and academic partners to address the health care work force needs of medically underserved communities through a variety of activities such as continuing education for providers, pipeline development for K-12 students, and other community-oriented programs.

For more information, call your local AHEC office: Central Nebraska AHEC, Grand Island (308) 385-5074; Northern Nebraska AHEC, Norfolk (402) 644-7256; or Nebraska Panhandle AHEC, Scottsbluff (308) 635-6713.

The following students will be participating in rural rotations. Listed below is the name of the town where students will perform the rotation, the student’s name, hometown, educational program, rotation facility, and rotation dates.

Ashland – Heidi Brink, Pharmacy, Ashland Pharmacy Inc., 9/24-10/19; Matthew Crotty, Omaha, NE, Pharmacy, Ashland Pharmacy Inc., 8/27-9/21

Auburn – Colby McMann, Shubert, NE, Pharmacy, Pamida Pharmacy #836 - Auburn, 10/22-11/16; Colby McMann, Shubert, NE, Pharmacy, Nemaha County Hospital, 11/19-12/14

Beatrice – Brady Helmink, Fairbury, NE, Pharmacy, Deines Pharmacy, Inc, 10/22-11/16

Bellevue – Amy Carlson, Pharmacy, The Nebraska Medical Center - Bellevue Pharmacy, 10/22-11/16; Amy DeVeney, Papillion, NE, Pharmacy, The Nebraska Medical Center - Bellevue Pharmacy, 11/19-12/14; Jenna Preusker, Battle Creek, NE, Pharmacy, The Nebraska Medical Center - Bellevue Pharmacy, 8/27-9/21; Carly Setterlund, Omaha, NE, Pharmacy, The Nebraska Medical Center - Bellevue Pharmacy, 9/24-10/19

Broken Bow – Meghan Friesen, Omaha, NE, Medicine, Broken Bow Clinic, 10/22-12/14; Michael Kokemper, Omaha, NE, Medicine, Central Nebraska Medical Clinic PC, 10/22-12/14; Stephen Krumland, Omaha, NE, Medicine, Central Nebraska Medical Clinic PC, 8/27-10/19; Daniel Lee, Omaha, NE, Pharmacy, Holcomb Pharmacy, 9/24-10/19; Tyler Sturgeon, Cozad, NE, Pharmacy, Holcomb Pharmacy, 10/22-11/16; Kyle Young, Albion, NE, Pharmacy, Holcomb Pharmacy, 8/27-9/21

Cambridge – Tillara Kruse, Fremont, NE, Pharmacy, Mark's Pharmacy, 8/27-9/21

Columbus – Kendra Oswald, Madison, NE, Pharmacy, Tooley Drug, 9/24-10/19; Kendra Oswald, Madison, NE, Pharmacy, Columbus Community Hospital, 10/22-11/16; Ellina Pisetsky, Omaha, NE, Pharmacy, Tooley Drug, 11/19-12/14; Cole Seckel, Columbus, NE, Pharmacy, Columbus Community Hospital, 11/19-12/14

Creighton – Jonathan Demuth, Omaha, NE, Medicine, 8/27-10/19; Bryce Somer, Omaha, NE, Medicine,  10/22-12/14

David City – Mikala Janicek, David City, NE, Pharmacy, David City Discount Pharmacy, 11/19-12/14

Elkhorn – Jason Burke, Imperial, NE, Pharmacy, Walgreens Elkhorn - #11204 (202nd & Manderson), 10/22-11/16; Carly Setterlund, Omaha, NE, Pharmacy, Walgreens Elkhorn - #11204 (202nd & Manderson), 8/27-9/21; Alyssa Tello, Madison, NE, Pharmacy, U-Save Pharmacy - Elkhorn (was Elkhorn Drug), 11/19-12/14

Fairbury – Holly Donahue, Pawnee City, NE, Pharmacy, Jefferson Community Health Center, 10/22-11/16

Fort Calhoun – Jesse Cox, Omaha, NE, Medicine, 10/22-12/14

Fremont – Rajeev Anchan,  Medicine, Kid Care, 11/19-12/12; Jesse Cox,  Medicine, Kid Care, 9/24-10/17; Janae Dudgeon, Omaha, NE, Medicine, Prairie Fields Clinic, 10/22-12/14; Corey Georgesen, Fremont, NE, Medicine, Prairie Fields Medical Clinic, 8/27-10/19; Tiffany Harris,  Medicine, Kid Care, 10/22-11/14; Heidi Hausman, Omaha, NE, Medicine, Prairie Fields Medical Clinic, 8/27-10/19; Mary Manning Kechely,  Pharmacy, Fremont Area Medical Center - Hospital/Inpatient, 9/24-10/19; Mary Manning Kechely, Pharmacy, Fremont Area Medical Center - Geriatrics, 11/19-12/14; Alicia Mizner,  Medicine, Pediatric Partners, 9/24-10/17; John Morrison,  Medicine, Pediatric Partners, 10/22-11/14; Alicia Scott,  Medicine, Kid Care, 8/27-9/19; Peter Simone,  Medicine, Pediatric Partners, 8/27-9/19

Geneva – Sahara Cathcart, Omaha, NE, Medicine, Fillmore County Medical Center, 8/27-10/19

Grand Island – Michael Baine, Medicine, Grand Island Clinic, 10/22-11/14; Cristin Bruckman, Cambridge, NE, Pharmacy, VAMC Grand Island - Acute Geriatrics, 9/24-10/19; Amy Carlson,  Pharmacy, St. Francis Rural Oncology - Grand Island, 9/24-10/19; Derek Dennis, Ord, NE, Pharmacy, VAMC Grand Island - Ambulatory Care, 11/19-12/14; Meghen Friesen,  Medicine, Grand Island Clinic, 8/27-9/19; Sarah Hajek, North Platte, NE, Pharmacy, St. Francis Rural Oncology - Grand Island, 10/22-11/16; Larissa Lechner, Norfolk, NE, Pharmacy, VAMC Grand Island - Acute Geriatrics, 10/22-11/16; Larissa Lechner, Norfolk, NE, Pharmacy, VAMC Grand Island - Ambulatory Care, 11/19-12/14; Penny Niles, Hastings, NE, Pharmacy, VAMC Grand Island - Acute Geriatrics, 11/19-12/14; Christopher Park,  Medicine, Grand Island Clinic, 9/24-10/17; Samantha Raffety, Minden, NE, Pharmacy, St. Francis Rural Oncology - Grand Island, 8/27-9/21; Samantha Raffety, Minden, NE, Pharmacy, VAMC Grand Island - Ambulatory Care, 10/22-11/16; Magdalene Skiba, Omaha, NE, Medicine, Family Practice of Grand Island, 10/22-12/14; Andrew Smith,  Medicine, Grand Island Clinic, 11/19-12/12; Karisa Stover, Fremont, NE, Medicine, Family Practice of Grand Island, 8/27-10/19; Mary Vacha, Pharmacy, VAMC Grand Island - Ambulatory Care, 8/27-9/21

Gretna – Christine Dahl, Lincoln, NE, Pharmacy, Community Pharmacy Services, 9/24-10/19; Sarah Hajek, North Platte, NE, Pharmacy, Vets First Choice, 11/19-12/14; Bradley Hertzler, Omaha, NE, Medicine, Gretna Family Health, 8/27-10/19; Amir Khan, Omaha, NE, Medicine, Gretna Family Health, 8/27-10/19; Jon Kroenka, Omaha, NE, Medicine, Gretna Medical Clinic, 10/22-12/14; Ashley Milota,  Pharmacy, Vets First Choice, 8/27-9/21; Rebecca Pierce, Wisner, NE, Pharmacy, Vets First Choice, 10/22-11/16; Peter Simone, Omaha, NE, Medicine, Gretna Medical Clinic, 10/22-12/14

Hastings – Cristin Bruckman, Cambridge, NE, Pharmacy, Redline Pharmacy Solutions, 11/19-12/14; Penny Niles, Hastings, NE, Pharmacy, Keith's Drive-In Drug, 8/27-9/21; Penny Niles, Hastings, NE, Pharmacy, Redline Pharmacy Solutions, 9/24-10/19; Joshua Sloan, Medicine, Children & Adolescent Clinic, 8/27-9/19

Hebron – Holly Donahue, Pawnee City, NE, Pharmacy, Priefert Pharmacy, 8/27-9/21; Jennifer Done, Auburn, NE, Pharmacy, Priefert Pharmacy, 9/24-10/19; Charlotte McKnight, Omaha, NE, Medicine, Thayer County Health Services, 10/22-12/14; Penny Niles, Hastings, NE, Pharmacy, Priefert Pharmacy, 10/22-11/16

Holdrege – Cristin Bruckman, Cambridge, NE, Pharmacy, Noble Drug, 8/27-9/21; Katrina Chavez, Omaha, NE, Medicine, Family Medicine Specialties, 10/22/2019-12/14; Margaret Punt, Omaha, NE, Medicine, Family Medicine Specialties, 8/27-10/19; Tyler Sturgeon, Cozad, NE, Pharmacy, U-Save Pharmacy - Holdrege (Fulmer's U-Save Pharmacy), 9/24-10/19

Kearney – Michael Bokemper,  Medicine, Kearney Clinic, 8/27-9/19; Derek Dennis, Ord, NE, Pharmacy, Good Samaritan Hospital, 10/22-11/16; Morgan Farrell, Kearney, NE, Pharmacy, Good Samaritan Hospital, 8/27-9/21; Jon Kroenke,  Medicine, Kearney Clinic, 9/24-10/17; Brian Spells, Omaha, NE, Medicine, Kearney Clinic, 10/22-12/14; David Stone, Omaha, NE, Medicine, Kearney Clinic, 8/27-10/19; Jason Vitek,  Medicine, Kearney Clinic, 10/22-11/14

La Vista – Thomas Hilsabeck, Lincoln, NE, Pharmacy, Walgreens La Vista - #04754 (84th & Harrison), 9/24-10/19

Lexington – Marcus Anderson, Axtell, NE, Pharmacy, Lexington Regional Health Center, 8/27-9/21; Kelly Kloch, Lexington, NE, Pharmacy, Lexington Regional Health Center, 11/19-12/14

Lincoln – Marcus Anderson, Axtell, NE, Pharmacy, Lincoln Surgical Hospital, 9/24-10/19; Amy Carlson,  Pharmacy, Celerion (formerly MDS Pharma Services), 8/27-9/21; Holly Donahue, Pawnee City, NE, Pharmacy, Lincoln Surgical Hospital, 11/19-12/14; Jennifer Done, Auburn, NE, Pharmacy, VAMC Lincoln - Ambulatory Care Telepharmacy/Bilslend, 11/19-12/14; Kirsten Foster,  Medicine, Pediatrics, P.C., 10/22-11/14; Thomas Hilsabeck, Lincoln, NE, Pharmacy, Lincoln Surgical Hospital, 10/22-11/16; Mikala Janicek, David City, NE, Pharmacy, Nebraska Pharmacists Association, 8/27-9/21; Jeffrey Klug,  Medicine, Lincoln Pediatric Group, 8/27-9/19; Austin Lucht, Ainsworth, NE, Pharmacy, Nebraska Pharmacists Association, 9/24-10/19; Mary Manning Kechely,  Pharmacy, Lincoln Surgical Hospital, 8/27-9/21; Colby McMann, Shubert, NE, Pharmacy, Lincoln Regional Center, 9/24-10/19; Kristin McNaughton, Las Cruces, NM, Pharmacy, Hy-Vee Lincoln #3, 10/22-11/16; Stephanie Meisinger, Plattsmouth, NE, Pharmacy, Nebraska Heart Hospital, 8/27-9/21; Jennifer Schoenfeld,  Pharmacy, Hy-Vee Lincoln #3, 9/24-10/19; Kimberly Terry, Salt Lake City, UT, Pharmacy, Nebraska Pharmacists Association, 10/22-11/16; Robert Wise, Council Bluffs, IA, Pharmacy, VAMC Lincoln - Ambulatory Care/Bartholomew, 11/19-12/14; Kyle Young, Albion, NE, Pharmacy, St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center - Burn and Wound Care, 11/19-12/14; Allysa Zoucha, Carleton, NE, Pharmacy, St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center - Burn and Wound Care, 10/22-11/16

McCook – Andrew Dale, Omaha, NE, Medicine, McCook Clinic, 8/27-10/19; Jeffrey Klug, Omaha, NE, Medicine, McCook Clinic, 10/22-12/14

Norfolk – Rebecca Pierce, Wisner, NE, Pharmacy, Hy-Vee Norfolk #1, 11/19-12/14

North Platte – Bryce Hansen, Omaha, NE, Medicine, Midlands Family Medicine, 8/27-10/19; Brittany Johnson, Minden, NE, Pharmacy, Great Plains Regional Medical Center, 8/27-9/21

Ord – Molacek Nick, Omaha, NE, Medicine, VCHS Medical Clinic, 8/27-10/19

Papillion – Zachariah Davis,  Pharmacy, Target Pharmacy Papillion, 11/19-12/14; Jennifer Dwyer, Omaha, NE, Medicine, Alegent Health First Health Physicians, 8/27-10/19; Alicia Scott, Omaha, NE, Medicine, Alegent Health First Health Physicians, 10/22-12/14

Plattsmouth – Janae Dudgeon,  Medicine, Children's Physicians Plattsmouth, 9/24-10/17; Steven Osborn,  Medicine, Children's Physicians Plattsmouth, 8/27-9/19; Caleb Schmid,  Medicine, Children's Physicians Plattsmouth, 11/19-12/12; Joseph Wheeler,  Medicine, Children's Physicians Plattsmouth, 10/22-11/14

Saint Paul – Kunal Sealy, Omaha, NE, Medicine, Howard County Medical Clinic, 10/22-12/14

Scottsbluff – Jeffrey Brezina, David City, NE, Pharmacy, Regional West Medical Center, 11/19-12/14; Holly Donahue, Pawnee City, NE, Pharmacy, Regional West Medical Center, 9/24-10/19; Brittany Johnson, Minden, NE, Pharmacy, Regional West Medical Center, 10/22-11/16; Magdalena Skiba,  Medicine, Regional West Medical Center - Pediatrics, 9/24-10/17; Joshua Sloan, Omaha, NE, Medicine, Horizon West, 10/22-12/14; Laura Willoughby, Omaha, NE, Medicine, Horizon West, 8/27-10/19

Seward – Steve Osborn, Omaha, NE, Medicine, Memorial Healthcare Systems, 10/22-12/14

Sidney – Luong Doan, Omaha, NE, Medicine, Sidney Medical Associates, 8/27-10/19

Superior – Tillara Kruse, Fremont, NE, Pharmacy, Superior Pharmacy, 10/22-11/16; Tyler Sturgeon, Cozad, NE, Pharmacy, Superior Pharmacy, 8/27-9/21

Tecumseh – Patrick Anderl, Omaha, NE, Medicine, Johnson County Medical Center, 8/27-10/19

Valentine – Christopher Park, Omaha, NE, Medicine, Cherry County Clinic, 10/22-12/14

Wahoo – Alicia Mizner-Virgl, Omaha, NE, Medicine, Saunders Medical Center, 10/22-12/14

Wayne – Austin Lucht, Ainsworth, NE, Pharmacy, U-Save Pharmacy - Wayne, 11/19-12/14

Winnebago – Leigh Blobaum, Kansas City, MO, Pharmacy, IHS Aberdeen Area - Winnebago, NE, 10/22-11/16; Alisyn Hansen, Ponca, NE, Pharmacy, IHS Aberdeen Area - Winnebago, NE, 11/19-12/14; Alyssa Tello, Madison, NE, Pharmacy, IHS Aberdeen Area - Winnebago, NE, 8/27-9/21

York – Elizabeth Glismann, Omaha, NE, Medicine, York CLinic, 10/22-12/14; Larissa Lechner, Norfolk, NE, Pharmacy, York General Hospital, 9/24-10/19; Lucas Weiler, Omaha, NE, Medicine, York Medical Clinic, 8/27-10/19

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