Topics: Graduate medical education

Strengthening the Workforce to Improve Pregnancy Outcomes in Rural Areas

Dr. John Cullen, holding two babies he delivered


Obstetric services were available in 205 fewer rural hospitals in 2014 than in 2004. Realizing the importance of maternity and childbirth services, a CAH in Alaska works to keep its providers’ skills sharp and a rural OB-GYN residency program in Wisconsin is beginning to train a new generation of physicians.

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July 11, 2018

An Interview with David Schmitz

David Schmitz


NRHA president-elect David Schmitz, MD, shares his thoughts on the recruitment of healthcare providers, training rural physicians, and the challenges and rewards of rural practice.

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July 13, 2016

Care Coordination Keeps Patients, Providers in the Loop

Community Care of NC care manager


Provides an update on three providers’ coordinated care services and the progress they’ve made since their stories were first published in the Rural Monitor. Includes programs in North Carolina, Idaho, and Missouri.

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February 21, 2013

The Scariest Medical Job in America

The scariest medical job in America is in the emergency room of a small rural hospital in the middle of the night that has no specialists, only contract physicians without formal training.

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November 15, 2010