Justin Maxfield, a Minneola native and a fourth-year medical student at the KU School of Medicine–Wichita, is receiving hands-on, clinical training in Newton from Dr. Robert Roeser.

Maxfield will be in Newton through Oct. 19.

The KU School of Medicine–Wichita Rural Preceptorship program exposes medical students to community-based medicine in rural Kansas communities, which is the most common kind of care across the state.

The program is in support of the school’s mission to educate doctors for Kansas and gives medical students an opportunity to participate in clinical medicine, procedures, hospital care, community health and the business of medicine in a rural setting.

The University of Kansas School of Medicine–Wichita educates doctors for Kansas while improving the health of Kansans through research and innovation.