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Rural Speakers Series

The Rural Speaker Series is a program hosted by RUUTE where providers from various rural and/or underserved areas of Utah virtually present to health science students about what their work consists of, challenges, tips, and benefits of working in this field. Health Science students of any year are invited to attend and learn from our speakers. This event is typically on a weekday from 12:00 - 1:00 PM. Time commitment: 1 hour

For details about upcoming sessions of the Rural Speaker Series, email

Please see below for upcoming Rural Speaker Events

Returning in August

September 8: Rural Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Bryce Millar from Burley, ID

September 22: Rural Residency Speaker Series Dr. Kum Stutzman from Full Circle Health in Nampa, ID

We also have a collection of Rural Speakers Series that have been recorded and can be viewed here. 

Date Speaker Specialty Zoom Recording
August 31, 2022 Dr. Asa F. Ware North Colorado Family Medicine Residency Track Rural Residency Speaker Series
August 25, 2022 Dr. Heather Kovich Shiprock - UNM Family Medicine Rural Residency Track Rural Residency Speaker Series
August 13, 2022 Dr. Melissa Hagman, Dr. Beth Bolts, Dr. Bill Woodhouse, Dr. Kristin Aaland Idaho Residency Speaker Panel Rural Residency Speaker Series
June 17, 2022 Dr. Tingting Hong Rural Research: Cardiovascular & Toxicology Rural Research Speaker Series
July 17, 2022 Jacob Baylis, MPH & Mitchell Garets, MSW Rural Research: Prenatal & Postpartum Care Rural Research Speaker Series

August 28, 2020

Emily Poff, MD

Family Medicine & Obstetrics

Rural Speaker Series
September 10, 2020 Mark Hansen, MD General Surgery Rural Speaker Series
September 18, 2020 Spencer Naser, MD Family Medicine Rural Speaker Series
September 24, 2020 Donna Mathis FNP-BC Family Medicine Rural Speaker Series
October 12, 2020 Mattson Mathey, MD Family Medicine Rural Speaker Series
October 23, 2020 Danielle Howa Pendergrass, DNP Women's Health Rural Speaker Series
November 5, 2020 Jessie Kerr, MD Pediatrics Rural Speaker Series
November 19, 2020 Steven Flynn, MD Emergency Medicine Rural Speaker Series
January 15, 2021 Jeff Chapell, MD Family Medicine Rural Speaker Series
February 18, 2021 Natalie Como, MD Internal Medicine Rural Speaker Series
March 10, 2021 Jacqueline Hardenbrook, MD Pediatrics Rural Speaker Series
April 13, 2021 Stephanie Lyden, MD Neurology/Telehealth Rural Speaker Series
April 30, 2021 Shane Gagon. MD Family Medicine Rural Speaker Series



To find more ways to donate towards rural medical student scholarships, please visit the University of Utah School of Medicine Alumni Association website.

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