Arkansas Mutual Awards $10,000 Scholarship to UAMS Medical Student To Pursue Primary Care

LITTLE ROCK — Mikaila Wilson Calcagni, of Fayetteville, has been awarded the Arkansas Mutual Medical Student Award, a scholarship for third-year medical students at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), who want to practice primary care in rural Arkansas.

Calcagni, who comes from a family of nurses including her father and grandmother, said it was a study abroad trip to Sweden that opened her eyes to primary care.

“Here, we focus so much on fixing a problem after it appears instead of trying to prevent it,” she said. “For me, primary care helps provide prevention.”

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Free Webinar on Shared Decision Making for Chronic Care

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) will host a free webinar on Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 1:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time, to examine the practical applications of shared decision making for the management of chronic conditions and as a facilitator in the long term care planning needs of older adults. Older adults and those with chronic conditions face many decisions related to their health care needs.

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