How Academic Medicine Serves Rural Communities Across the Country
Highlights how Association of American Medical Colleges teaching hospitals and medical schools are serving patients in rural communities. Features the work of 6 institutions in North Dakota, Mississippi, New Hampshire, George, Texas, and California, and shares the challenges and successes unique to these communities.
Date: 08/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Association of American Medical Colleges view details
Council on Graduate Medical Education (COGME) Recruitment and Retention of General Surgeons in Rural Areas Support Letter
Letter from the Council on Graduate Medical Education (COGME) regarding two pieces of legislation: 1) the Ensuring Access to General Surgery Act of 2023, which would require a report from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) on "access by underserved populations to general surgeons"; and 2) the Specialty Physicians Advancing Rural Care (SPARC) Act, which would provide
financial incentives to encourage more specialty clinicians, including general surgeons, to serve in rural areas. Also proposes a new general surgery scholarship and loan repayment program based on the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) model and the establishment of a rural graduate medical education (GME) program. Provides an overview of access to general surgeons in rural areas, the legislation and proposed programs, and how these programs could help meet the need for surgeons in rural areas and improve health outcomes.
Date: 07/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Council on Graduate Medical Education view details
Expanded Medical Training Could Help Hospitals in Rural, Underserved Areas
Describes actions taken by states to ensure adequate access to clinical training for medical graduates and address physician shortages in rural and underserved areas. Covers statewide collaboration and appropriations, Medicaid payments, and incentives for rural clinical training.
Author(s): Rachel Woolworth Date: 07/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Conference of State Legislatures view details
Council on Graduate Medical Education Meeting Minutes, March 16-17, 2023
Summarizes the Council on Graduate Medical Education (COGME) meeting held on March 16-17, 2023. Includes updates from the National Center for Health Workforce Analysis. Features presentations and discussions on the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education program, underrepresented in medicine (UIM) medical students and residents, general surgery in rural areas, the development of interprofessional rural health
teams, and more.
Date: 06/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Council on Graduate Medical Education view details
Training the Primary Care Workforce to Deliver Team-Based Care in Underserved Areas: The Teaching Health Center Program
Provides an overview of the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) program. Describes the THCGME program's outcomes in training primary care medical and dental providers, the practice settings of THCGME family medicine graduates, and services provided by program graduates. Profiles four THCGME programs, including three programs that serve tribal or rural areas. Discusses challenges facing Teaching Health Centers, proposed solutions, and key takeaways and recommendations for policymakers.
Author(s): Emily Hawes, Jacob Rains, Candice Chen, Erin Fraher Date: 06/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Milbank Memorial Fund view details
Recruiting the Next Generation of Behavioral Health Professionals
Podcast episode regarding the recruitment, training, and retention of behavioral health specialists in rural areas. Discusses the University of Iowa Health Care rural psychiatry residency track and Public Psychiatry Fellowship program.
Date: 05/2023 Type: Audio Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association view details