A vibrant rural healthcare system requires not solely an ongoing dedication to the schooling of present workers and the longer term healthcare workforce, but additionally to creating reciprocal partnerships throughout the area to enhance healthcare for all. Southwest Indiana Space Well being Schooling Middle (AHEC) acknowledges the efforts of an impressive healthcare supplier who helps obtain this mission.
Southwest Indiana AHEC’s 2022 Excellent Preceptor Award is introduced to Dr. Jennifer Richardson, of JLR Household Apply in Jasper, Indiana. Richardson has been precepting Indiana College medical college students throughout their third-year household drugs clerkships since 2016, and she or he usually precepts 4 to 6 college students every tutorial yr, in accordance with Krista Kercher, Scientific Coordinator for Southwest Indiana AHEC.
“Dr. Richardson has dedicated herself and her observe to serving to guarantee a robust pipeline of future well being professionals in southwest Indiana,” says Krista Kercher, Scientific Coordinator for Southwest Indiana AHEC. “She has all the time been prepared to accommodate schedule adjustments and help with medical rotations when different suppliers had conflicts or points probably impacting a scholar medical rotation. That flexibility has been essential to Southwest Indiana AHEC’s success in coordinating these household drugs clerkships.”
Previous college students have benefitted from their work with Richardson as properly.
“I loved studying from Dr. Richardson. She really cares about her college students and goes above and past to make them really feel at dwelling,” a scholar says. “I appreciated all the additional time she put in to assist me study. There was quite a lot of medical circumstances seen in her observe, which was an ideal studying alternative.”
“Dr. Richardson was an ideal preceptor,” one other scholar says. “She took the time to debate each case we noticed that day and answered any questions I had.”
Richardson graduated from College of California Faculty of Medication and accomplished her household drugs residency at St. Mary’s Medical Middle in Evansville, Indiana. She was appointed to the lively medical employees at Memorial Hospital and Well being Care Middle in 1999, and she or he served as Medical Workers President in 2018 and 2019.
Southwest Indiana AHEC started as a regional middle in 2008 and is hosted by the College of Southern Indiana within the Faculty of Nursing and Well being Professions. SWI-AHEC is a part of a nationwide community with a mission to enhance well being by main the nation within the recruitment, coaching and retention of a various well being workforce for underserved communities.