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News by Topic: Health workforce education and training

Small Town Doctors Having Big Impact on Rural Health
Dec 11, 2017 - Highlights the work of a doctor in a rural Oklahoma town to discuss the Oklahoma Medical Loan Repayment program and the Oklahoma State University rural residency program. Both programs are aimed at recruitment and retention of physicians in rural and underserved areas of the state.
Source: NewsOK
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A Conversation with Nicole Weathers
Dec 5, 2017 - Radio interview with Nicole Weathers, MSN, RN, Program Manager for the University of Iowa College of Nursing - Online Residency Program. Discussion includes the roles of nurses in rural areas, nurse residencies, and the benefits of this online residency program for nurses practicing in rural areas, among other things.
Source: Rural Health Leadership Radio
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HRSA: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request Information Collection Request Title: Health Professions Student Loan (HPSL) Program and Nursing Student Loan (NSL) Program Administrative Requirements (Regulations and Policy). OMB No. 0915-0047-Revision Federal Register
Nov 29, 2017 - Notice from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announcing their intent to revise information collection activities as part of the Health Professions Student Loan (HPSL) Program and Nursing Student Loan (NSL) Program. Proposed revisions include adding the Deferment-HRSA Form 519, which is used to document borrower's deferment status, and the AOR-HRSA Form 501, which provides the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) with information about HPSL and NSL program operations and financial activities. Comments regarding the proposed revisions must be submitted no later than January 29, 2018.
Source: Federal Register
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A Conversation with Leslie Hall
Oct 24, 2017 - Radio interview with Leslie Hall, the Executive Director of the Michigan Rural EMS Network (MiREMS). Discussion includes the work of MiREMS and their cardiac resuscitation program, recruitment and retention of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) professionals, and continuing education and leadership development, among other things.
Source: Rural Health Leadership Radio
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HRSA: Proposed Standards for the Children's Hospitals Graduate Medical Education Payment Program's Quality Bonus System Federal Register
Oct 16, 2017 - The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is requesting comments regarding the proposed establishment of a quality bonus system for the Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) Payment Program. Certain proposed elements of the program include reference to rural-specific measures and standards. Written comments must be submitted no later than December 15, 2017.
Source: Federal Register
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WICHE Program to Benefit Healthcare Students
Oct 16, 2017 - Highlights the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE)'s Professional Student Exchange Program which allows healthcare students from the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) to pursue degrees in 15 Western states. Students pay in-state tuition rates for advanced degrees in dentistry, medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy, and optometry, among others.
Source: Saipan Tribune
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Idaho’s 1st Medical School Rises in Meridian. Can Its Physicians Fix Our Doc Shortage?
Oct 15, 2017 - Idaho will be getting its first medical school, the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine, in August 2018. As the most populous state without a medical school and ranking 50th in the U.S. for primary care physicians per capita, the hope is that this will help address the great need for physicians. Also touches on the importance of rural residency programs in the state.
Source: Idaho Statesman
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