Students Begin Medical Exploration

Students Begin Medical Exploration

Students Begin Medical Exploration
Caitlin Hof, Andy Schanbacher and Colton Webber at the URMED white coat ceremony.

Three BVU students began their internships with the Undergraduate Rural Medicine Education and Development (URMED) program. The internships allow the students to work with physicians and health care professionals at several local hospitals.

This year's URMED students are:

  • Caitlin Hof, a junior biology, chemistry, and psychology triple major from Yankton, S.D.
  • Colton Webber, a senior athletic training/pre-med major from Turnerville, Ga.
  • Andy Schanbacher, a junior biology major from Newhall.

The innovative program was established five years ago through a partnership with Buena Vista University and Buena Vista Regional Medical Center (BVRMC). Other hospitals participating this year are Humboldt County Memorial Hospital, Loring Hospital in Sac City and Pocahontas Community Hospital.