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Resources by Topic: Health workforce education and training

Physician Burnout: Definition(s), Cause(s), Impact(s), Solution(s)
Provides an overview of the causes and impact of physician burnout. Highlights interventions and solutions targeted to rural physicians. Features a medical school wellness-advocate in North Dakota, a Michigan researcher examining work-life balance among women physicians in rural family medicine, and South Dakota's Avera LIGHT program addressing physician wellness in a rural region.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Student Interest in a Primary Care of Underserved Populations Course
Results of a study assessing students' interest in a potential Michigan State University course on skills needed to care for and advocate for rural patients and the underserved. Features demographic statistics on survey respondents, with breakdowns by rural or metropolitan hometowns.
Author(s): Jennifer Edwards-Johnson, Julie P. Phillips, Andrea Wendling
Citation: Family Medicine, 52(1), 17-23
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
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Opportunities to Improve Opioid Use Disorder and Infectious Disease Services: Integrating Responses to a Dual Epidemic
Examines opioid use and drug-related infectious diseases. Identifies the barriers to integration of opioid use disorder (OUD) and infectious disease services, including barriers faced in rural areas such as workforce shortages. Offers strategies to overcome those barriers. Offers case studies of programs that have successfully integrated services, including programs serving rural areas. Includes policy recommendations.
Additional links: Read Online
Author(s): Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice
Date: 2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health and Medicine Division (HMD), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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Health Care Workforce: Views on Expanding Medicare Graduate Medical Education Funding to Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants
Describes the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Medicare Graduate Medical Education (GME) program. Provides an overview of current federal funding for physician, nurse practitioner (NP), and physician assistant (PA) training. Explores the potential benefits and challenges of expanding the Medicare GME program to include funding for graduate NP and PA training.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 12/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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AACOM 2018-19 Academic Year Graduating Seniors Summary Report
Results of a survey of 4,983 expected 2019 graduates from 35 colleges of osteopathic medicine and branch campuses. Topics include medical education debt and scholarships, graduate medical education plans, and percentages of students who plan to practice in rural underserved or shortage areas.
Date: 12/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
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Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska Legislative Report FY 2018 & 2019
Provides an overview of the demographic and geographic characteristics of the behavioral health workforce in Nebraska. Discusses behavioral health workforce recruitment, education, funding, and retention strategies in the state. Compares the supply of behavioral health providers in Nebraska versus the national average, in addition to rural versus urban areas of Nebraska. Includes maps of provider locations, training locations, and integrated primary care/behavioral health care clinics across the state.
Date: 12/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska
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Wisconsin 2019 Health Care Workforce Report
Examines healthcare workforce supply and demand in Wisconsin. Discusses the need for physicians, particularly in rural areas, and highlights medical school and residency programs focused on addressing that need. Includes rural/urban data by profession on hospital vacancy rates and on the aging workforce.
Date: 12/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Wisconsin Hospital Association
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Georgia Graduate Medical Education Exit Survey Report: Based on Responses to the 2019 GME Exit Survey and Off-Cycle Responses to the 2018 GME Exit Survey
Report intended to inform the medical education community and state healthcare workforce planners about the experiences of graduates and the supply and demand for new physicians in the state of Georgia. Features demographic characteristics, compensation and debt levels, retention rates, practice plans, assessments of the job market, and training experiences. Includes statistics on practice area demographics, with breakdowns by inner city, other area in major city, suburban, small city, and rural.
Date: 10/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Georgia Board of Health Care Workforce
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Trends in New York Registered Nurse Graduations, 2002-2018
Report looks at the number and distribution of registered nurses who graduated in New York from 2002-2018. Discusses the nursing program admissions and prospective nursing jobs in the state.
Date: 10/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Workforce Studies
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RN-to-BSN Programs: Challenges for Rural Nurse Education
Results of a survey of 237 schools with active RN-to-BSN programs, to ascertain the current status of rural-focused nursing education. Features statistics on proportion of RN-to-BSN students drawn from rural areas, student recruitment methods, barriers to recruiting students, availability of online courses, and challenges in online courses.
Author(s): Selina H. McKinney, Janice C. Probst, Eboni Haynes
Date: 10/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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