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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.

Partnerships to Establish and Sustain Rural GME: Q and A with Randy Longenecker, MD
Interview with Randy Longenecker, founding executive director of the RTT Collaborative, now called the Rural Medical Training Collaborative. Explores the history of efforts to address physician shortages in rural Appalachian Ohio and discusses challenges in developing and sustaining rural graduate medical education partnerships and experiences.
Date: 06/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
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The Role of Medical Education in Addressing Rural Physician Shortages
Discusses medical education strategies for recruiting rural physicians. Highlights grow-your-own programs, rural track programs, service orientation, and exposing rural kids to health careers.
Author(s): A. Brianna Sheppard
Date: 05/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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Senate Finance Committee Bipartisan Medicare GME Working Group Draft Proposal Outline and Questions for Consideration
Outlines draft policy proposals regarding the Medicare Graduate Medical Education (GME) program aimed at addressing healthcare workforce shortages. Proposals cover the distribution of Medicare GME slots to rural areas and key specialties, encouraging hospitals to train physicians in rural areas, the establishment of a Medicare GME Policy Council, GME data collection and transparency, and more. Includes questions for consideration on policies under consideration.
Date: 05/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Senate Committee on Finance
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Rural Health Care: Supporting Lives and Improving Communities
Presents the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance May 16, 2024, hearing on rural healthcare. Discusses the financial vulnerability of rural hospitals, the rural healthcare workforce and graduate medical education (GME), access to maternal healthcare, health information technology and telehealth, and more. Features testimony from the Chartis Center for Rural Health; Grande Ronde Hospital, a Critical Access Hospital in Oregon; the Wisconsin Collaborative for Rural Graduate Medical Education; and the Rural Policy Research Institute.
Additional links: Jeremy P. Davis, Grande Ronde Hospital - Testimony, Keith J. Mueller, Rural Policy Research Institute - Testimony, Lori Rodefeld, Wisconsin Collaborative for Rural Graduate Medical Education - Testimony, Michael Topchik, Chartis Center for Rural Health - Testimony
Date: 05/2024
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Senate Committee on Finance
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Ten-Year Outcomes: Community Health Center/Academic Medicine Partnership for Rural Family Medicine Training
Examines practice characteristics for 25 North Carolina rural pathway graduates from 2012-2022, using data from internal registries and public sources. Identifies rates of postgraduation placement in rural and federally-designated Health Professional Shortage Areas, and assesses current placements for graduates one year and three years from program completion. Features demographics with breakdowns including rural or nonrural background.
Author(s): Maria Gabriela Castro, Caroline Roberts, Emily M. Hawes, Evan Ashkin, Cristen P. Page
Citation: Family Medicine, 56(3), 185-189
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
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CommHIT Shoots for the Moon
Features a Rural Public Health Workforce Training Network grantee, CommHIT, that is assisting Florida partners with workforce development initiatives. Describes its workforce development efforts focused on community health workers (CHWs) and community paramedics, as well as cybersecurity and other technology-related trainings.
Author(s): Brendan Stermer
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 02/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Building a Diverse Rural Workforce with Northern Light Health
Case study describing a partnership between Northern Light Health, which serves rural Maine, and Morehouse School of Medicine's physician assistant program to train rural providers and meet workforce needs. Offers results and lessons learned following the conclusion of the first cohort's rotations and plans for expanding the training partnership.
Date: 02/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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AACOM 2022-23 Academic Year Graduating Seniors Survey Summary Report
Results of a survey of 4,146 expected 2023 graduates from 34 colleges of osteopathic medicine and branch campuses. Provides statistics and data on medical education debt and scholarships, graduate medical education plans, and percentages of students who plan to practice in rural underserved or shortage areas.
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
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Graduate Medical Education Funding
Explores graduate medical education (GME), focusing on types of locations where it is offered and sources of funding available, including Medicare and Medicaid. Describes ways in which states are rethinking GME to better meet the needs of states and communities most impacted by physician workforce shortages, including rural areas. Includes a map with shadings showing levels of Medicare GME-funded residents by state.
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Conference of State Legislatures
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Development of a Hybrid Point-of-Care Ultrasound Curriculum for First Year Medical Students in a Rural Medical Education Program: A Pilot Study
Discusses the process of implementing a point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) curriculum in a rural medical education program. Covers the development, implementation, and evaluation stages of the curriculum.
Author(s): Joshua I. Johnson, Heather Beasley, Derek Southwick, et al.
Citation: BMC Medical Education, 24, 16
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
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Last Updated: 6/7/2024