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News by Topic: Physicians

Combating Alabama’s Rural Doctor Shortage
Mar 14, 2018 - Details Alabama's demand for physicians to work in rural areas and the work of the University of Alabama's Rural Health Leaders Pipeline to meet this demand. This collection of programs do outreach to rural elementary and middle schools to get kids interested in medical careers, offer a glimpse at pre-med college life for high school students, and provide a five-year rural medical education program beginning during the last year before med school.
Source: WBHM 90.3
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FARM Program Encourages USD Medical Students to Practice in Rural Areas
Mar 2, 2018 - Highlights the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine's Frontier and Rural Medicine (FARM) program, which aims to increase the number of primary care physicians practicing in rural areas of the state by providing hands-on clinical training at rural sites.
Source: Sioux City Journal
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Guam Joins Interstate Medical Licensure Compact
Feb 27, 2018 - Announces that Guam is the first U.S. territory to join the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact. This compact offers an expedited path to licensure for physicians wishing to practice in multiple states and territories.
Source: Federation of State Medical Boards
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A Conversation with Mark Deutchman
Feb 20, 2018 - Radio interview with Mark Deutchman, M.D., a professor in the University of Colorado School of Medicine's Department of Family Medicine with faculty appointments in the School of Dental Medicine and the School of Public Health, the founding director of the School of Medicine's Rural Track, and the Executive Director of the Colorado Area Health Education Center Program Office. Discussion includes oral health and primary care integration, oral health access in rural areas, and the importance of primary care providers in rural areas, among other things.
Source: Rural Health Leadership Radio
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HRSA: Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; 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
Feb 14, 2018 - Notice from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announcing their intent to continue collecting information as part of the Health Professions Student Loan (HPSL) and Nursing Student Loan (NSL) Programs, which provide long-term, low-interest loans to students pursuing eligible degrees. Information will be collected through the Deferment Form (HRSA Form 519) and Annual Operating Report (HRSA Form 501), and is used to determine borrowers' deferment status and monitor program operations and financial activities. Comments regarding the need and use of the information collecting activities must be submitted no later than March 16, 2018.
Source: Federal Register
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A Conversation with Ryan Neville
Feb 13, 2018 - Radio interview with Ryan Neville, the President and CEO of Memorial Medical Center, a Critical Access Hospital (CAH) and Accountable Care Organization (ACO) in Wisconsin. Discussion includes challenges related to providing care in rural areas and effective methods of physician recruitment and retention, among other things.
Source: Rural Health Leadership Radio
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Montana Father’s Heart Attack Leads Daughter into Medicine
Feb 8, 2018 - Highlights the sometimes life-and-death impacts of having physicians available in rural Montana. Through the Targeted Rural and Underserved Track (TRUST), which sends medical students to rural primary care settings, new doctors are encouraged to later practice in rural areas to improve access for patients. Only 8% of Montanans live within an hour of a major emergency room facility.
Source: The Daily Yonder
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In Rural Arizona, Some Doctors Worry Tighter Opioid Regulations Could Backfire
Jan 23, 2018 - Highlights concerns from primary care physicians and pain specialists practicing in a rural Arizona county that has been on the receiving end of criticism at the state-level about the amount of opioids prescribed.
Source: KJZZ 91.5
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