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Georgia Fights Rural Doctor Shortage By Targeting Medical Students
Dec 14, 2017 - Details a scholarship for medical students in Georgia who agree to practice in a rural area of the state for four years. In Georgia, there are 6 counties without a physician, 63 counties without a pediatrician, and 79 counties without an OB-GYN.
Source: 90.1 FM WABE
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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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Colorado Divide: In Rural Colorado, Doctors Are Retiring and Dying — and No One Is Taking Their Place.
Dec 10, 2017 - Details Colorado's high demand for physicians. In several rural counties, there is no hospital, and in some there isn't a clinic either, meaning long travel times for residents to access care. Where practices exist, they often have positions open for years because they are unable to recruit physicians. With older doctors reaching retirement age or passing away, this issue is poised to get worse. Includes county-level data on healthcare facilities and leading causes of death in Colorado.
Source: The Denver Post
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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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Explore: How Many Young Doctors Does Your State Retain after Residency?
Nov 9, 2017 - Discusses the difficulty states face in trying to keep new doctors in state and in encouraging them to practice in underserved areas after they have completed their residencies. Also highlights data from a new report from the Association of American Medical Colleges tracking doctors and doctors-in-training by state.
Source: STAT News
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