Spencer, Lowry showcase rural residency program on WKOW

Tags: residency, Education

The UW Ob-Gyn Rural Residency program (still the first and only in the nation) received tons of great coverage on WKOW-27 News last week!

First, UW Ob-Gyn resident PGY-2 Alexa Lowry, MD, spoke with WKOW’s Emilee Fannon about why she joined the rural ob-gyn training track, and some of the obstacles to receiving women’s healthcare in rural areas. That segment also introduced a patient working with Lowry and rural preceptor Brenda Jenkin, MD, while Lowry is on rural rotation in Portage. Watch “DIGGING DEEPER: Shortage of rural Ob-Gyns create health risks for expectant mothers” now.

Then on Sunday, June 23, UW Ob-Gyn residency director Ryan Spencer, MD, spoke with Fannon at length about the rural residency program, the larger issue of healthcare access in rural Wisconsin, the possibilities of telehealth in the future, and much more. Watch Spencer’s Capital City Sunday interview now.