NYC pre-med students visit Little Falls to learn about rural health care

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - Some college students from New York City have made their way north for the week.

The students are in Little Falls, taking part in a rural health care immersion program. It's a partnership between the Bassett Healthcare Network and the Manhattan-Staten Island Area Health Education Center in New York City.

The experience is designed to give the undergraduate pre-med students insight into the unique challenges and rewards of providing health care in a rural environment.

"It's really all about pipeline development and our responsibility as health care providers to educate future generations of health care workers," said Michael Ogden, chief executive officer of Little Falls Hospital. "It's really a pay-it-forward proposition."

The students have been in Little Falls since Monday and finish up the immersion program on Friday.

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