Michael Patch, KU School of Medicine

I will admit, I’d never heard of Tribune, Kansas until I was assigned here for my required rural rotation.  Since I was born and raised in a relatively big city I had my hesitations about coming out here, especially after hearing the town only has one stop light and all the stores close by.  With that said I did come with an open mind, willing to explore and discover what it meant to live in a small town.  Right away I noticed the amazing hospitality.  In the city, you definitely don’t see every car that drives by wave to you.  I’d heard the words “if there is anything you need let me know” before but never have I seen such follow through.  I quickly learned the theme of the town was to do whatever you can to help each other.