Tag Rural

UW to digitize historic WHA rural and women’s programs

May 29, 2019

The UW–Madison Archives was awarded a Recordings at Risk grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources to support digitizing 250 transcription discs from between 1920 and 1950.

UW–Madison helps confront rural health crisis

April 4, 2019

Multiple UW–Madison sources are interviewed in "Medicine on Main Street," a new WPT documentary about the health care challenges rural areas of Wisconsin are facing and what is being done to meet them. The program debuts Monday, April 8, at 9:30 p.m.

A vision for rural eye care

March 5, 2019

Eye doctors are in short supply in rural Wisconsin, sometimes requiring patients to make a long drive to a distant city for an exam. But the UW Health Teleophthalmology program has a camera that can be used in remote locations to take photos of a person’s eyes, with the exam then being read by university-level ophthalmologists.

Program helps address shortage of physicians in rural areas

February 7, 2019

The program was created due to the shortage of physicians in rural Wisconsin. While 29 percent of Wisconsin residents live in rural locations, only 13 percent of physicians in Wisconsin have rural practices.

Medical students join program to get more physicians into rural Wisconsin

June 29, 2017

The students will spend time in Green Bay, La Crosse, Marshfield, and surrounding communities through the Wisconsin Academy for Rural Medicine.

UW launches nation’s first rural residency program in Ob-Gyn

September 7, 2016

Faced with a nationwide shortage of obstetricians and gynecologists, especially in rural areas, the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health has started the nation’s first rural-residency program to train and provide care to women in rural Wisconsin.