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Rural Healthcare Workforce – News

News stories from the past 60 days.

Nov 27, 2019 - Blog article examines what it is like to be a doctor in rural America, particularly in the Midwest. Describes how rural doctors usually have a wider scope of practice, may work longer hours, and prioritize technology.
Source: Muncie Voice
Nov 21, 2019 - Opinion piece from a tenured nurse at the Iowa Online Nurse Residency Program who recalls the impact her first rural nurse leader had on shaping her career. Discusses recommendations to appeal to millennials in the healthcare workforce and highlights the importance of good leadership in developing high-quality nurses and strengthening rural facilities.
Source: National Rural Health Association
Oct 31, 2019 - Announces the deadline for the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Students to Service Loan Repayment Program (S2S LRP) has been extended until November 21, 2019. This program provides up to $120,000 in loans to medical and dental students in their final year of school who commit to working at an approved NHSC site in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA).
Source: Health Resources and Services Administration
Oct 28, 2019 - Describes a study that examined practice challenges among health professionals in rural California. The study reports that women and minority primary care providers commonly experience bias, harassment, and hostility from colleagues, which drives many out of rural practices and into more accepting communities.
Source: Reuters
Oct 18, 2019 - Features a married family physician couple who decided to practice in their small hometown in rural Minnesota. Describes a day of practice for the two of them and highlights the positive effect they have had on the community.
Source: American Academy of Family Physicians

Last Updated: 11/29/2019