Episode 1: The Role of a Midwife

A podcast by the Kansas Section Junior Fellows where we discuss Kansas women's health issues, sips at a time

Episode 1: The Role of a Midwife (Published March 31, 2016)


Cara A. Busenhart, PhD, CNM, APRN, is faculty at the University of Kansas (KU) School of Nursing where she is director of the Nurse-Midwifery Education program. Cara’s current practice covers women’s health care across the lifespan. She volunteers at JayDoc Free Health Clinic, Women’s Health Initiative Program, where she provides care to vulnerable populations. Cara has also developed practice opportunities interprofessionally with the OB/GYN and Family Medicine Departments at KU School of Medicine/University of Kansas Hospital. Cara completed her PhD at the KU School of Nursing. Her research focus is on interprofessional health care education, competency-based education, and quality indicators for education.


Tea Time with an OB-GYN is a nonpartisan podcast to discuss local issues pertinent to Kansan ob-gyns, including Medicaid expansion, midwifery practice, and more. Our goal is to get residents in Kansas engaged in local politics, whatever their beliefs. New episodes are released quarterly, or as new issues arise. If you would like to submit a discussion topic, leave a comment, or are interested in being a guest on the podcast, please click here.

The views of the interviewees do not represent the views of ACOG.


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A special thanks to Bo Osborn for the use of his studio in recording and producing this podcast.


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