Kansas-Paraguay Family Practice Medical Exchange

Dr. Goering from Newton Kansas just received the Kansas Association of Family Practitioners’ Kansas Exemplary Teaching Award. Click on the link at the bottom to read about it.

Dr Goering has also participated in the Kansas-Paraguay Partners Family Practice Medical Exchange. The Exchange is a collaboration between the National University Medical School in Asuncion, the University of Kansas School of Medicine at Wichita and Partners of the Americas. Not familiar with the exchange? Here is what Merrill and Boots Raber’s 40 Year History of the Kansas-Paraguay Partners says about it.

In 1999 Rick Kellerman, M.D., went to Paraguay to support the new Family Medicine residency program that Dr. Wes Schmidt was establishing. Since that time, numerous physicians on the faculty of the respective medical schools have made the exchange. Physicians from Paraguay have found an opportunity to learn concepts and best practices of Family Medicine. Physicians from Kansas have learned international medicine and built relationships with colleagues in Paraguay…. More than 100 Family Medicine physicians are now trained and working in Paraguay. (page 39)

http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140608/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE/140609524/0/SEARCH

Dr Feltes visits University of Kansas School of Medicine @ Wichita

Dr. Fletes is the latest visiting physician from Paraguay to participate in the Kansas Paraguay Partners (KPP) Family Practice Health Exchange.

Since 1986 the School of Medicine of the University of Kansas @ Wichita has partnered with KPP to engage in an exchange of family practice physicians between Kansas and Paraguay.

The School of Medicine reports that as a result:

  1. Family medicine residency programs increased from 1 to 7 in Paraguay.
  2. The number of family medicine residents increased from 15 to 120 per year in Paraguay
  3. An international elective in Paraguay was established for KUSM students.
  4. The program received the Award for Excellence from Partners of the Americas in 2002.

If you happen to be in the Wichita area tomorrow November 6, Dr. Feltes will is presenting a talk at noon in the Sunflower Room at the Medical School.  The flyer says that lunch is provided.  Dr. Feltes’s talk is Dengue Fever and the Paraguayan Health System.  RSVP to Debbie Bennett: dbennett@kumc.edu

 

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