Virginia Rural Health Association at EVMS

Seeking to improve the health of rural Virginians through education, advocacy, and cooperative partnerships

  • About

         The Virginia Rural Health Association (VRHA) Student Chapter at EVMS will be an extension of the Virginia Rural Health Association. This group will remain in close relationship and work in partnership with the VRHA in order to improve the health of rural Virginians through education, advocacy, and fostering cooperative partnerships. The group will accomplish these goals by hosting guest speakers, attending rural health conferences, and participating in service activities specifically benefiting rural communities.

         This organization is open to all students. Students do not have to be VRHA members to participate in activities of the VRHA chapter at EVMS. However, VRHA student membership is only $10, and there are some great benefits to joining the VRHA! 


         If you have any questions about the club or would like to join, please reach out via the club email address: 

  • Fall 2020 Happenings 

    • Guest Speaker Webinar Event

      • When: TBD

      • Where: TBD

      • Speaker: Dr. Randall Longenecker

        • Professor of Family Medicine and Assistant Dean for Rural and Underserved Programs at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, in Athens, Ohio

        • Executive Director of The RTT Collaborative, a national non-profit cooperative of rural programs devoted to sustaining health professions education in rural places

      • Topic: Training in Place: Finding a Rural Residency

      • Food will be provided (RSVP coming soon)​

      • All are welcome!

  • Resources and Committee

    • Virginia Rural Health Association (VRHA) membership and conference:​​

    • National Rural Health Association (NRHA) membership and conferences:

    • The Rural Health Voice podcast: 

      • Discusses rural health issues at the grassroots level and how state and federal policies play out in our local communities

      • Episodes released the first and third Fridays of each month. Find the podcast on Apple, Google, and more!

    President: Trevor Uhl (MD)

    Vice President: Sara Zetterberg (PA)

    Secretary: Taylor Wallace (MD)

    Treasurer: Haley Kearns (MD)

    Faculty Advisor: Mr. Robert Alpino

    Faculty Advisor: Mr. Mekbib Gemeda