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Education and Training of the Rural Healthcare Workforce – Resources

Selected recent or important resources focusing on Education and Training of the Rural Healthcare Workforce.

Exploration of Remote Didactics at Rural Family Medicine Training Programs
Results of an electronic survey of rural family medicine residency site directors across the United States. Includes analyses through statistics with an emphasis on descriptions of current didactic practices, facilitators, and challenges to implementation. Features statistics with breakdowns by urban or rural location.
Author(s): Ying Zhang, Tessa E. Moore, Amanda Weidner, et al.
Citation: Family Medicine, 54(5), 362-363
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
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Section 127 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act: Graduate Medical Education (GME) Payment for Rural Track Programs (RTPs)
Describes changes in direct graduate medical education (GME) and indirect GME payments to teaching hospitals that train residents in Rural Training Programs beginning on October 1, 2022.
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Strengthening the Rural Health Workforce to Improve Health Outcomes in Rural Communities: 24th Report
Presents recommendations to strengthen rural health workforce training and improve access to health care through evidence-based health workforce investments spanning education, training, and practice. Discusses rural health disparities and restructuring the rural health workforce.
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Council on Graduate Medical Education
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Medical Education Interventions Influencing Physician Distribution into Underserved Communities: A Scoping Review
Review of 130 articles, categorized by preferential admissions criteria, undergraduate or postgraduate training in rural or underserved areas, financial incentives, and initiatives composed of various combinations of these interventions. Intended to help map current evidence on educational interventions designed to influence physicians' decisions to practice in rural and underserved areas.
Author(s): Asiana Elma, Muhammadhasan Nasser, Laurie Yang, et al.
Citation: Human Resources for Health, 20(31)
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
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Educating Future Healthcare Providers: Health Literacy Opportunities for Webside Manners
Discusses best practices for teaching health literacy principles to healthcare profession trainees. Features several programs that are helping students learn how to support the health literacy of their future patients.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 03/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Medical Education for African American Communities in the Rural South: A Focus Group Approach to Identify Fundamental Considerations
Examines the shortage of African American medical students in the rural South based on interview transcripts from rural medical educators, African American alumni, and community and institutional associates part of a rural medicine education pipeline. Includes themes such as how to define rural minority students and rural minority student recruitment and retention. Discusses collaborative strategies in rural medical education to improve healthcare disparities in shortage areas.
Author(s): John R. Wheat, Antonio J. Gardner, Laura H. Downey, et al.
Citation: The Journal of Rural Health
Date: 03/2022
Type: Document
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Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry (ACTPCMD) Meeting Minutes, February 17-18, 2022
Summarizes the Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry (ACTPCMD) meeting held February 17-18, 2022. Features updates from the Bureau of Health Workforce on primary care training and enhancement programs and public health dentistry programs, including programs focused on rural and underserved areas.
Additional links: Presentations
Date: 02/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry
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Insights on Educating the Rural Nursing Workforce with Jan Probst
An episode of the Exploring Rural Health podcast featuring Dr. Jan Probst, who shares insights on the rural nursing workforce. Shares findings from her research and also covers recent issues impacting the education of the rural nursing workforce, including COVID-19.
Date: 02/2022
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Telehealth Use in Rural and Remote Health Practitioner Education: An Integrative Review
A review of 60 articles that examines access and quality of telehealth education available to rural and remote health practitioners. Provides information on current virtual education models and resources and recommendations for supporting and developing virtual education for rural and remote health practitioners.
Author(s): Pauline Calleja, Susan Wilkes, Melinda Spencer, Steven Woodbridge
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 22
Date: 01/2022
Type: Document
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AACOM 2021-22 Academic Year Entering Student Survey Summary Report
Results of a survey of 6,106 first year students in 37 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 underserved or shortage areas, with breakdowns by inner-city or rural background and other demographics.
Date: 01/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
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Last Updated: 5/6/2022