Local medical student learns about rural medicine while studying in Enid | New

ENID, Oklahoma. – Shayla Miller is currently on summer vacation before starting her second year of medical school at Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Cherokee Nation in Tahlequah.

Miller is from Woodward but grew up coming to Enid often, she said.

This summer, she spent two weeks doing a rural summer clerkship shadowing Dr. Kalli Reimer at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Enid.

“This program gave me a better understanding of the primary care physician profession in rural Oklahoma,” Miller said. “It taught him about managing and treating common health issues that many Oklahomans face.”

Miller said he found this day school through his OSU-COM program. She applied for this program and was matched with Dr. Reimer.

“What inspired me to learn more about rural medicine was growing up in a rural town,” Miller said. “I see such a need for more doctors in rural communities because there are so few doctors. Oklahomaians deserve access to health care no matter where they live.

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