“Talk with a Rural Doc” Video-chat Series

Everything you wanted to know about practicing rural medicine,
but never had the opportunity to ask.

There is a lot of interest in practicing rural medicine among medical students, but there are also a lot of unknowns. To help students get a better understanding of what a rural experience is really like, the Foundation is organizing a series of evening video-chat opportunities with rural physicians who are just a few years into their practice.

While the target audience is medical school students, anyone is welcome to participate. All these seminars are provided free of charge, but you must register to participate. Please use the dated button-links below.

Upcoming dates include November 19 and December 2. Sessions begin at 6:30 p.m. Pacific.

We hope to make this an ongoing conversation throughout the year. If you are interested and willing to be a guest at an upcoming evening, please contact David Tate at tate@nwosteo.org.

If you would like to be on our mailing list for future “Talk with a Rural Doc” video-chats, please sign up here.

As we celebrate National Rural Health Day we are happy to have Dr. Sean Schulz join us on THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19.

Dr. Schulz is a native Oregonian who graduated from Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine in Glendale. He received Midwestern’s award for Excellence in Family Medicine in 2011.

He completed his Family Medicine Residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center in 2014 was recognized with a Resident Teaching Award for his work with other residents and medical students.

Sean practices in Sandy, OR, a small community at the base of Mt. Hood as part of a multi-clinic healthcare company.

Long Nguyen DO
Dr. Nguyen at the Acropolis in Athens, Greece

On WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2 we welcome Doctor Long Nguyen to our “Talk with a Rural Doc” series.

Long Nguyen, DO is a city native at heart, born and raised in Chicago, IL. He completed an undergrad degree at the University of Texas at Austin and got his first taste of rural living in the lumber town of Lebanon, OR while he attended medical school at Western University COMP-NW. 

Dr. Nguyen pursued a family medicine residency in the largest yet poorest county of New Jersey at Inspira Medical Center. After completing his Chief year in 2020, he then started his first attending job in rural Wisconsin.

He practices both inpatient and outpatient medicine seeing patients of all ages from birth to geriatrics. A true convert with its definition, Dr. Nguyen has embraced small-town living and enjoys practicing full scope and OMT in his small town. His patients motivate him daily to be the best doctor he can be, while the scope of practice allows him the luxury of never losing interest in medicine.