May 12, 2022 - Presents the findings of a study of emergency medicine residency programs in rural and urban areas, noting that programs are disproportionately located in urban areas. Describes shortages of emergency physicians in rural areas and the increase of residency programs in certain states.
Source: Annals of Emergency Medicine
May 10, 2022 - Podcast series highlighting the life and career of Dr. L. Thomas Wolff, a Family Practice physician in rural New York. Episodes cover Dr. Wolff's medical education, his military service in the Army Medical Corps, his professional work at the local, state, and national levels, and ongoing rural health workforce efforts in New York.
Source: Health Workforce NY
Apr 6, 2022 - Examines the University of Minnesota Medical School's Rural Physician Associate Program, which trains students to practice as physicians in rural areas of Minnesota. Describes healthcare challenges faced by people in rural areas, including financial constraints, proximity to healthcare services, lack of insurance, and closures of clinics and hospitals.
Source: The Minnesota Daily
Apr 6, 2022 - Describes the bipartisan Recruiting in Underserved Rural Areas and Localities for Veterans (RURAL Veterans) Act, designed to address the shortage of Veterans Administration (VA) medical professionals in rural areas. The new legislation would create an Office of Rural Recruitment in the Department of Veterans Affairs, to provide a nationwide plan for recruiting VA doctors to rural areas.
Source: Office of Representative Jared Huffman
Apr 4, 2022 - The Government Accountability Office is requesting nominations for the Board of Governors of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. GAO is accepting nominations in the following categories: a surgeon, a state-licensed integrative health care practitioner, a representative of patients and health care consumers, a representative of device manufacturers or developers, a representative of pharmaceutical manufacturers or developers, and a representative of private payers who represents health insurance issuers. Letters of nomination and resumes are due by May 10, 2022.
Source: Federal Register