Medical student studying in Lansing
A medical student from the University of Kansas School of Medicine is studying in Lansing for four weeks.
Nelson Nicolas Algarra is participating in a rural medicine experience with Dr. Jeffrey Lawhead through Feb. 24.
Lawhead is a volunteer mentor with the medical school's Kansas Rural Preceptor Program. The program places all fourth-year medical students in communities across Kansas to introduce them to the practice of primary care in non-urban areas and to increase their awareness of professional opportunities in rural areas.
The students also have the opportunity to use their diagnostic and clinical skills in real scenarios under the guidance of their mentors while participating in community-based medical practices throughout Kansas.