UK physician Peterson will be co-presenter in Nov. 9 webinar about the critical role of family physicians in rural America

Lars Peterson, M.D., Ph.D.

University of Kentucky physician and a University of Washington researcher will hold a webinar at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9 to discuss the critical role of family physicians in rural America, how they’re trained, their rural distribution, and differences in scope of practice in rural vs. urban family doctors.

The webinar will last about an hour. It’s free, but registration is required. Click here for more information about the webinar and to register.

Lars Peterson and Davis Patterson will present the webinar. Peterson is a family physician and health services researcher, vice president of research of the American Board of Family Medicine, an associate professor of family and community medicine at UK and a faculty member at its Rural & Underserved Health Research Center. His major research focuses on how continuing education can improve quality of care.

Patterson is a sociologist, research associate professor of family medicine and director of the Rural Health Research Center and the Collaborative for Rural Primary Care Research, Education, and Practice, and an investigator in the UW Center for Health Workforce Studies. His research focuses on improving rural health-care access and examining trends in rural workforce supply.

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