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TSET Better Health Podcast

TSET Better Health Podcast

Welcome to Better Health!

The TSET Better Health Podcast is your go-to source for everything related to tobacco, health, fitness and community. Join us each month as we cover topics like health care in rural communities, mental health and tobacco use, childhood obesity and prevention, farmers markets, our Healthy Living Program grants and grantees, and more. You can find us online anywhere you listen to podcasts. Please follow our Facebook page for updates.

Latest Episode: #05 Improving Medical Access in Rural Oklahoma

James and Cate head to McAlester to talk about the importance of the TSET-funded Physician Manpower Training Commission (PMTC) during COVID-19. Janie Thompson, PMTC executive director, and Michelle Mabray, physician recruiter at McAlester Regional Health Center, discuss how PMTC incentivizes physicians to practice at rural hospitals through medical student loan debt forgiveness. David Keith, CEO of McAlester Regional Health Center provides a bird’s-eye view of the state of rural health in Oklahoma during the pandemic and the crucial services his facility provides. Dr. Kamron Torbati, an award-winning PMTC physician, tells his story from life in California and what brought him to McAlester.

Learn more about why TSET invests in the Oklahoma Medical Loan Repayment program here.

For a full list of episode transcripts, click here. (coming soon)


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