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Resources by Topic: Graduate medical education

Family Medicine Rural Training Track Residencies: Risks and Resilience
Results of a study to understand threats to rural training track (RTT) program sustainability and resilience factors that help RTTs to thrive.
Author(s): Davis G. Patterson, David Schmitz, Randall L. Longenecker
Citation: Family Medicine, 51(8), 649-656
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
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Investing in America's Health Care
Recording of a Health Subcommittee of the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing on a wide variety of healthcare bills addressing funding for community health centers, teaching health centers, the National Health Service Corps, a tribal diabetes program, the National Quality Forum, Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments, and more. Includes testimony from Shasta Community Health Center, Vidant Health, SPAN Parent Advocacy Network, Medicare Rights Center, and others.
Additional links: C. Dean Germano Testimony, Diana Autin Testimony, Fred Riccardi Testimony, Michael Waldrum Testimony, Thomas Barker Testimony
Date: 06/2019
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: House Energy and Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Health
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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. Acts as a supplemental resource to the information provided in the online NHSC Site Application.
Date: 04/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Examining the Cost Effectiveness of Teaching Health Centers
Examines areas where the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) program can produce savings, focusing on physician spending for patient encounters during and after residency training and patient Medicaid and Medicare insurance coverage. Identifies the location of THCGME programs and highlights program outcomes, including the percent of graduates who work in rural and underserved areas and practice primary care.
Author(s): Candice Chen, Leighton Ku, Marsha Regenstein, Fitzhugh Mullan
Date: 03/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: George Washington University Department of Health Policy and Management, RCHN Community Health Foundation
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Policy Brief: Arizona Medicaid (AHCCCS) Graduate Medical Education (GME)
Highlights Medicaid funding for Graduate Medical Education (GME) in Arizona and addresses rural Medicaid GME slots in the state. Includes charts showing the increase in state Medicaid GME funding over time and 2018 GME payments by site.
Author(s): Daniel Derksen, Walter H. Pearce
Date: 03/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Center for Rural Health
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Addressing Rural Workforce Shortages and Healthcare Disparities: An Annotated Bibliography
Report designed to inform policy discussions and future publications concerning healthcare disparities and outcomes, the distribution of physicians in rural areas, and the graduate medical education system financing. Also includes sections on rural hospital closures, social determinants of health, and healthcare safety net facilities. Constructed from a literature review, expert-recommended articles, and a search of white and grey literature.
Author(s): Dara Khatib, Alison Huffstetler, Andrew Bazemore
Date: 02/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Robert Graham Center
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Training Tomorrow's Physicians: Recommendations for Expanding Graduate Medical Education Funding in California
Provides recommendations and action steps for expanding graduate medical education (GME) in California, including in rural and underserved areas. Supports creating a centralized state planning organization to coordinate GME efforts and reviews potential GME funding sources from federal, state, and private sources. Highlights successful examples from other states.
Date: 02/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: California Health Care Foundation
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Planting TREES in Rural Places: Training and Rural Health Professions Education that is Community Engaged and Sustainable
Outlines a process for academic-community engagement and decision-making for residency education. Details benefits to hospitals and local communities, and contains tools and other resources to promote exploration and consideration of the perspectives of many people and interested parties.
Author(s): Randall Longenecker, David Schmitz
Date: 01/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RTT Collaborative
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What Medical Students Need to Know About Training for a Career in Rural Surgery
Addresses the need for rural general surgery residencies and describes what medical students should look for when choosing one. Provides a list of 12 verified rural surgical residencies.
Author(s): Matthew B. Rossi
Citation: Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons, 104(1), 72-74
Date: 01/2019
Type: Document
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Report to Congress: Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education Direct and Indirect Training Expenses Report
Provides an overview of the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) program and describes costs involved in its efforts to improve distribution of primary care providers in rural and underserved areas. Features statistics including estimated costs of training a THC resident in FY 2017 dollars, with breakdowns by rural and nonrural location.
Date: 2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bureau of Health Workforce
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