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Education and Training of the Rural Healthcare Workforce – News

News stories from the past 60 days.

Nov 19, 2019 - Overview of a study whose participants consisted of rural alumni from the University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences, most of which are now family physicians. Researchers focused on the physicians' experiences within the pipeline program in order to draw conclusions about successful long-term preceptorships.
Source: American Academy of Family Physicians
Nov 19, 2019 - Highlights the University of Wisconsin Hospital's OB-GYN residency program, the first in the country to implement a separate rural residency track. Addresses the recent trend of obstetric services shutting down in rural America, but the program stays hopeful that they can encourage more physicians to practice in rural areas.
Source: The Badger Herald
Nov 15, 2019 - Addresses the shortage of rural healthcare providers and explains how training programs can adapt and develop strategies that promote practicing in rural areas. Features programs across the country that are exposing medical students to rural areas, leveraging telemedicine, and creating mutually beneficial partnerships to decrease the gap.
Source: Xtelligent Healthcare Media
Nov 1, 2019 - Summarizes a study set out to understand threats to the sustainability of rural training tracks, developed by a family physician whose own rural training program closed due to lack of funding. Findings emphasize leadership as a major asset, as well as access to faculty resources, program support, and financial stability.
Source: American Academy of Family Physicians
Oct 31, 2019 - Announces meetings of the National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice (NACNEP) to be held throughout 2020. The meetings will be held on February 4, May 12, August 11, and December 2, 2020. Meetings will address nursing education, the nursing workforce, and nursing practice improvement.
Source: Federal Register
Oct 17, 2019 - Announcement of public meetings of the Council on Graduate Medical Education (COGME) to take place throughout the 2020 calendar year. The COGME makes recommendations to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Congress on policy and program development for section 762 of Title VII of the Public Health Service Act (PHS Act). COGME The focus of discussion in 2020 will include topics surrounding the rural health workforce.
Source: Federal Register

Last Updated: 11/20/2019