Welia Health is pleased to welcome Molly Vail, a third-year medical student at the University of Minnesota Medical School, who is participating in the Rural Physician Associate Program. The RPAP program, facilitated through the University of Minnesota, allows students to work under the supervision of rural physicians to acquire the necessary skills, values, attitudes and competencies needed to practice medicine in rural areas.
Vail, who began her rotations mid-October, will be at Welia Health for the next nine months. Her first rotation will be under the supervision and mentorship of Dr. Peter Donner.
During her rural health rotation, Vail will get to experience the broad-spectrum of medical care following patients from birth to end of life. She will be present during regular clinic visits, in the emergency room, part of surgical procedures, obstetrics and on-call when the physician she is following is on-call.
Vail, originally from Elk River completed her Bachelor of Science degree in biology at The University of North Dakota .
Welia Health has long had a culture that values education. There are multiple students that rotate through Welia Health each year, with medical students among them.