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Resources by Topic: Graduate medical education

Strengthening the Workforce to Improve Pregnancy Outcomes in Rural Areas
Highlights rural workforce initiatives related to maternity and childbirth services and discusses strategies to improve rural pregnancy outcomes. Features a training program at a Critical Access Hospital in Alaska and a rural OB-GYN residency program in Wisconsin.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
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2017 New York Residency Training Outcomes: A Summary of Responses to the 2017 New York Resident Exit Survey
Results of a survey of physicians who completed their residency training in New York in 2017. Features demographics, placement or intended career path, and impressions of the job market search options. Includes data and statistics about those entering rural practice.
Author(s): Yuhao Liu, Morgan Clifford, David Armstrong
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Workforce Studies
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National Health Service Corps Site Reference Guide
Provides clarification for National Health Service Corps (NHSC) sites regarding eligibility requirements, qualification factors, compliance, roles and responsibilities, and other factors for becoming as NHSC approved site. This document is a supplemental resource to the information provided in the online NHSC Site Application.
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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The Economic Impact of Rural Residency Programs in Oklahoma
Provides an overview of the economic impact of 6 rural residency programs on their communities and the state of Oklahoma. Poster presented at the 2018 National Rural Health Association Annual Conference.
Author(s): Lara Brooks, Brian Whitacre, Chad Landgraf
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oklahoma State University Center for Rural Health
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Rural Program Development: An Overview
Slide presentation from the RTT Collaborative 2018 Annual Meeting. Describes characteristics of Integrated Rural Training Tracks (IRTTs) and provides maps with locations of IRTTs as of July 2017 and RTT Collaborative locations as of April 2018.
Author(s): Randall Longenecker
Date: 04/2018
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: RTT Collaborative
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The Rural Osteopathic Medical Education Program: Training Students for Life and Practice in Rural and Underserved Communities
Slide presentation from the RTT Collaborative 2018 Annual Meeting. Describes components of the University of North Texas Health Science Center rural osteopathic program, including curriculum, clinical experiences, research opportunities, and international rotations.
Author(s): John Gibson, Stacy Abraham
Date: 04/2018
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: RTT Collaborative
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The Continuum of Rural Medical Education
Slide presentations from the RTT Collaborative 2018 Annual Meeting, on the topics of Undergraduate Medical Education, Rural-Based Graduate Medical Education in Eastern Washington from 1985-2018, and University of Washington School of Medicine Residency Network. Includes statistics and maps showing locations of rural programs in Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho.
Author(s): John F. McCarthy, Robert K. Maudlin, Frederick Chen
Date: 04/2018
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: RTT Collaborative
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Physician Workforce: HHS Needs Better Information to Comprehensively Evaluate Graduate Medical Education Funding
Describes what is known about Graduate Medical Education (GME) costs, including the amount, type, and distribution of spending, and examines the extent to which the federal government collects GME-related information. Includes statistics on federal spending on GME in 2015, and information on which GME payment programs track whether residents are from rural areas, received training in rural areas, or went on to practice in rural areas.
Additional links: Full Report
Author(s): James Cosgrove, William Hadley, Christine Brudevold, Katherine Mack, A. Elizabeth Dobrenz, et al.
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Graduate Medical Education Outcomes and Metrics: Proceedings of a Workshop
Presentations and discussions from a workshop held October 10-11, 2017 in Washington, DC. Topics include outcomes of Graduate Medical Education (GME), metrics used to track GME outcomes, mechanisms for collecting, analyzing, and reporting data, and suggestions for further work to accomplish this goal.
Author(s): Payal Martin, Mariana Zindel, Sharyl Nass
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health and Medicine Division (HMD), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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The Workforce Outcomes of Physicians Completing Residency Programs in North Carolina
Describes the identity, location, and number of graduate medical education (GME) training programs in North Carolina, identifies the numbers of GME program graduates in various medical specialty areas, and tracks outcomes of graduates 5 years after completing training. Includes statistics with breakdowns by urban or rural areas of North Carolina.
Author(s): Erin P. Fraher, Julie C. Spero, Evan Galloway, Jim Terry
Date: 01/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research
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