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Resources by Topic: Graduate medical education

'A Life-Changing Partnership': First Tribally-Affiliated Medical School in the U.S. Builds Workforce Pipeline to Underserved Communities
Describes how Oklahoma State University's College of Osteopathic Medicine at the Cherokee Nation is preparing students to work in rural and tribal settings. Highlights how cultural competence is included the curriculum and training opportunities.
Author(s): Gretel Kauffman
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 01/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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2022 West Virginia Health Sciences and Rural Health Report
Review of medical school enrollment, licensing rates, student debt ratios, residency training, and retention rates in West Virginia, with special focus on the Rural Health Initiative Program. Includes dental and pharmacy program profiles, and describes the Medical Student Loan Program and the Health Sciences Service Program, providing financial awards to health professionals who agree to practice in underserved areas of West Virginia.
Date: 12/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
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Council on Graduate Medical Education Meeting Minutes, September 12, 2022
Summarizes the Council on Graduate Medical Education (COGME) meeting held on September 12, 2022. Includes discussions on underrepresented in medicine (UIM) groups within graduate medical education (GME), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Data Warehouse Pages, and updates from the Bureau of Health Workforce. Include rural references throughout.
Date: 09/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Council on Graduate Medical Education
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Family Medicine Residencies: How Rural Training Exposure in GME Is Associated With Subsequent Rural Practice
Results of a study exploring associations between the amount of rural training received by 12,162 physicians during their U.S. accredited family medicine (FM) residencies between 2008-2012 and their practice locations in rural or urban areas as of 2018. Features statistics including characteristics of FM residency programs and graduates, and per cent of FM residency training in rural location, with breakdowns by 2018 urban or rural practice location.
Author(s): Deborah J. Russell, Elizabeth Wilkinson, Stephen Petterson, Candice Chen, Andrew Bazemore
Citation: Journal of Graduate Medical Education, 14(4), 441–450.
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
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Council on Graduate Medical Education (COGME) Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education Support Letter
Comment letter from the Council on Graduate Medical Education (COGME) regarding the Doctors of Community (DOC) Act, which would permanently authorize and expand funding for the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) program. Provides an overview of the DOC Act, the THCGME program, and its impacts.
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Council on Graduate Medical Education
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UAMS Regional Campuses Annual Report: 2020-2021
Reports on the 2020-2021 activities of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Regional Campuses, such as health profession training, pipelines, recruiting, education, and more. Includes county-level data on practice location of physician graduates as well as an overview of rural programming and research.
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Regional Campuses
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The Targeted Rural Health Education Project: Newspaper/Medical Student Collaboration Bringing Health Information to Rural Communities
Video highlighting the Targeted Rural Health Education (TRHE) program, which helps medical students at the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences bring plain language health education to the communities they serve.
Date: 06/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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2021 New York Residency Training Outcomes: A Summary of Responses to the 2021 New York Resident Exit Survey
Results of the 2021 New York State resident exit survey. Features statistics including percentage of physicians planning to work in rural areas, and specialty areas with breakdowns by practice location, with 5 levels of population density.
Additional links: Key Findings Infographic
Author(s): Jinman Pang, David Armstrong
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Workforce Studies
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Rx for the Rural Healthcare Workforce and Access to Care
Podcast with Tom Morris of the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy about trends related to the rural healthcare workforce and efforts to overcome challenges. Discusses the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic, rural hospital closures, telehealth, graduate medical education in rural areas, community health workers and community paramedics, funding opportunities to promote healthcare access in rural areas, the opioid crisis, and more.
Author(s): Jessica Nicholson
Date: 05/2022
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: The Conference Board
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Supporting Community-Based Family Medicine Residency Training Programs in North Carolina and their Potential Impact on Healthy NC 2030
Examines ways in which training family medicine residents in rural North Carolina communities can address disparities in healthcare access and improve rural population health metrics for all subsets of the population. Describes Healthy NC 2030, a public health initiative that seeks to bridge healthcare disparities in North Carolina. Features a county-level map showing locations of training programs in rural settings and urban settings, and statistics on the distribution of family medicine residency positions in North Carolina, with breakdowns by rural or urban setting.
Author(s): Audy G. Whitman, Geniene Jones, Danny Pate, et al.
Citation: North Carolina Medical Journal, 83(3), 173-177
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
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