The F. Marie Hall Institute for Rural and Community Health offers various oppurtonities for education through many different programs.
The Frontiers in Telemedicine course is a unique program that trains clinical staff to be telemedicine presenters. Students complete hands-on simulation center training, online modules and objective structured clinical examinations designed to educate them on telemedicine equipment, etiquette and ethics. More.
The West Texas AHEC program has five regional offices—Canyon, Plainview, Midland, Abilene and El Paso—along with a satellite office in San Angelo. Goals for West Texas AHEC program include coordination of pipeline activities to recruit and engage students to enter the health care workforce. More
The Bridge to Excellence CHW program is a hybrid class consisting of traditional face-to-face classroom in Lubbock coupled with virtual connectivity through telemedicine equipment to the traditional class in Abilene, and students attending via the ZOOM platform from the comfort of their homes in rural areas of West Texas. More.
R2DM is the Institute clearinghouse for research administration and performs collection, analysis and management of data and information needed for grant proposal preparation and other special projects. Other academic and community-based activities performed by R2DM include geomapping and analysis, community health needs assessments and information dissemination. Contact Cathy Hudson