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Lunch & Learns are free for KRRC contract holders and all of their employees. $20 for all other attendees.
Kansas Healthcare Immigration Strategies – Healthcare Immigration Solutions for Recruitment and Retention
Tuesday, April 30, 2024 | Noon-1 p.m. CT
Matthew Webster is a senior attorney in the Fredrikson & Byron Immigration Group. Matthew practices in the field of employment-based immigration with a special focus on immigration strategies for health care organizations, international physicians, and medical device manufacturers. Matthew also assists clients with family, naturalization, asylum, humanitarian immigration matters, and federal immigration litigation. With extensive experience in employment law, he has expertise in immigration compliance issues, including structuring and implementing policies and training on I-9 compliance.
Matthew is a frequent speaker at regional meetings, workshops, CLEs, and conferences on immigration issues and healthcare recruiting. He is also the Chair of the Minnesota/Dakotas Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Matthew was an adjunct professor teaching legal writing and immigration law at the University of Minnesota Law School and the University of St. Thomas.
Matthew is recognized as a Minnesota Super Lawyer “Rising Star in Immigration: Business” and a North Star Lawyer by the Minnesota State Bar Association. He is also a volunteer attorney for The Advocates for Human Rights and has been recognized for his pro bono service with the Fredrikson & Byron Associate Volunteer of the Year Award. Matthew enjoys spending quality time with his family, reading, biking, skiing, and running.
Kansas Hospital Association (KHA) is promoting the concept of growing apprenticeships in the health care industry. This lunch & learn will provide an update in terms of how the legislature and other stakeholders are promoting health care apprenticeships as well as provide some tips on how to get started at your hospital.
Friday, May 17, 2024 | Noon-1 p.m. CT
The Rural Opportunities and Outreach to Students (ROOTS) program aims to be a comprehensive program of the Rural Medicine Interest Group at the KU School of Medicine. The goals of ROOTS center around supporting and guiding rural and rurally minded junior high, high school, and undergraduate students towards medicine as a profession and calling. The organization strives to support students in academic, personal, and professional spheres, creating an environment where personal initiative and skill can thrive, and where future rural doctors can be inspired, encouraged, and formed. The program includes three major areas including outreach to junior high/high schools, pre-medical mentorship, and a summit on rural health care.
Supporting Future Health Professionals through HOSA
This presentation will go over the benefits of HOSA, how HOSA helps support the health care workforce, and how stakeholders can become involved in HOSA. There will also be a brief mention of our Area Health Education Center Health Career Exploration programming.
Madeleine Davis, 2nd year Medical Student, KU School of Medicine-Wichita
Madeleine grew up on a farm southeast of Dodge City, in rural Ford County. She attended Bucklin schools from Pre-K to Sophomore year and finished her last two years at Dodge City High School. After high school, she completed her associate of science at Hutchinson Community College in 2020 and obtained her bachelor's in biology at Newman University in 2022. Madeleine’s goal after completing her education is to move back to southwestern Kansas and provide full-scope family medicine for the community that raised her.
Tina Goosz, Health Career Communications Coordinator, KUMC Area Health Education Center (AHEC)
Tina coordinates all AHEC health care exploration activities for the state of Kansas and is also the Kansas HOSA State Advisor. Before this position, Tina spent 15 years in education in rural Missouri. Outside work, she takes care of her mini zoo of 6 cats, 4 parakeets, 3 guinea pigs, and a bearded dragon or spending time with her new husband as avid video gamers and she’s dragging him along to become a foodie.
This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistant award totaling $1,503,612.00 with 100% funded by HRSA/HHS and $690,000 and 0% funded by nongovernment source(s). The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA/HHS, or the U.S. Government.