MedServe story spreads across state

In late June, MedServe, a program co-founded by Patrick O’Shea, a dual MD/MBA student from the UNC School of Medicine and Duke’s Fuqua School of Business, and Anne Steptoe, a dual MD/MBA student from Brown University’s Alpert School of Medicine and Duke’s Fuqua School of Business, officially launched with a two-week training institute at the UNC School of Medicine.

MedServe story spreads across state click to enlarge Anne Steptoe and Patrick O'Shea/ Photo by Lane Deacon, UNC Health Care

The first class of 13 MedServe fellows learned the skills they’ll need as they begin two years of service in rural and underserved areas across North Carolina.

Since the UNC School of Medicine published a story on the program, several local media outlets picked up the story of the innovative new program.

The News and Observer featured the story on its front page and also produced a video with footage from the training institute.

The Triangle Business Journal published a story on the program, which outlined how it might make an impact on the state’s rural health and physician shortage.

Finally, WRAL filmed a story featuring interviews with two of the fellows, as well as UNC SOM graduate Eugene Maynard, MD, who is a clinician-partner, hosting two MedServe fellows at his practice in Benson, NC.