Rural Ob-Gyn Residency mentioned in UW SMPH article

A new story from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health highlights several programs aimed at increasing the number of physicians practicing in rural parts of the state. Ryan Spencer, MD, MS, Associate Professor (CHS) in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology, explained the importance of the UW Department of Ob-Gyn Rural Residency Track in the article. 

In “Training doctors for rural practice helps meet statewide need,” Spencer and other experts in the field discuss the need for greater access to medical resources in rural communities and the need for more rural training programs. They also walked through many of the duties and benefits for being a medical resident within a rural setting:

“We are in a challenging situation. The number of obstetric providers in rural areas is dropping and we have to work hard now on rural training, or it’s going to be monumentally worse in the next 5-10 years.”

Read the whole article here.

**by Ob-Gyn Communications Intern Paige Stevenson