As part of the Rural Underserved Opportunities Program, Greg Hunt, a second year WWAMI medical student, will travel from Spokane to train with Dr. Jay Taylor at Logan Health – Conrad. Hunt will get hands-on experience through a one-month immersive training, working side-by-side with Dr. Taylor and caring for patients at Logan Health – Conrad. The program is an elective for students between their first and second years of medical school, who are interested in rural medicine. The program’s three main objectives are:
- To provide students with an early exposure to primary care medicine in a rural or underserved urban setting.
- To promote in students a positive attitude toward rural/underserved community medicine.
- To learn how local health care systems function.
Hunt grew up in Portland, Oregon and did his undergraduate studies at Gonzaga University in Spokane. He entered the University of Washington Medical School at the Spokane campus. Between his undergraduate years and medical school, he worked as a medical scribe in different outpatient clinics from orthopedics to general pediatrics. He is interested in cardiology and pediatric pulmonology. He feels it is important to value patients as people and unique individuals in the community they live in.
Hunt spends his free time playing soccer, hiking, skiing and running. He ran the local 12k race in Spokane a month ago. He has two siblings, both older – a brother studying medieval history and a sister who is a small animal veterinarian. He credits his sister with paving the path in medicine for him. His parents still live in Portland, and he visits them regularly.
About Logan Health – Conrad
Logan Health – Conrad is a 20-bed 501(c)(3), non-profit community Critical Access Hospital located in Conrad, Montana. The hospital serves Pondera County and surrounding communities providing emergency care, acute care, laboratory services, imaging services, rehabilitation, skilled swing bed services, sleep studies, mobile MRI, mammography, endoscopy and more.