Grundy County, Tennessee
Duration: 4-6 weeks
Grundy County, Tennessee is the location of our newest global health site. With a population of just under 14,000, it is the home of a vast recreational wilderness known as the South Cumberland State Park. Most of Grundy County is atop the Cumberland Plateau, averaging a height of around 1,800 feet above sea level. It is also the poorest county in the state, with the median household income at about $25,000, nearly half of what the median household income is for the state of Tennessee.
For students interested in learning more about rural health in the United States, this rotation will provide students with exposure to family medicine by working with Dr. Michelle Val at the Mountain Medical Clinic, Pediatrician Dr. Amy Evans at the Sewanee Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine practice, and Tenzing Chounzom at Monteagle Internal Medicine clinic. Clinical rotations in Grundy County are 4 or 6 weeks long.