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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.

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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Improving Access to Care in Underserved Rural Communities: Eighteenth Annual Report to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Congress
Offers policy and program development recommendations to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Congress regarding primary care training and education. Recommendations aim to advance health equity through enhanced support of primary care workforce training to address health barriers in rural and other underserved communities. Covers longitudinal clinical training in rural primary care, integrating oral and behavioral health in primary care, enhancing telehealth capacity, and supporting interprofessional team-based education and practice in maternal-infant care.
Date: 11/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry
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Family Physicians in Rural America: Training, Distribution, and Scope of Practice
Webinar presented November 9, 2021, exploring training of family physicians in rural areas, family physician workforce distribution, and rural/urban differences in scope of practice. Features statistics including availability of obstetrical clinicians as of 2019, with breakdowns by metropolitan, micropolitan, and noncore locations.
Additional links: Presentation Slides, Transcript
Author(s): Lars Peterson, Davis Patterson
Date: 11/2021
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Research Gateway
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Reimagining Public Health Infrastructure and the Health Workforce for the 21st Century: Twentieth Annual Report to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Congress
Offers policy recommendations regarding activities related to healthcare workforce education and training. Recommendations cover training the healthcare workforce in telehealth, public trust around health initiatives, core competencies and performance measures linked to the Quintuple Aim, and age-friendly ecosystems. Includes rural references throughout.
Date: 10/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary Community-Based Linkages
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AACOM 2020-21 Academic Year Graduating Seniors Survey Summary Report
Results of a survey of 4,673 expected 2021 graduates from 37 colleges of osteopathic medicine and branch campuses. Provides stats 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: 10/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
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Creating New Rural Residency Programs: Three Grantees Share Their Stories
Highlights three rural residency programs in Pennsylvania, Mississippi, and California. Discusses program accomplishments made possible through funding from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy's Rural Residency Planning and Development Program.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rural Residency Training as a Strategy to Address Rural Health Disparities: Barriers to Expansion and Possible Solutions
Identifies barriers rural communities face in developing and sustaining graduate medical education programs, and proposes potential solutions including regulatory fixes and legislative action. Includes definitions of key concepts and terminology in the Supplementary Data section.
Additional links: Supplementary Data
Author(s): Emily M. Hawes, Erin Fraher, Steven Crane, et al.
Citation: Journal of Graduate Medical Education, 13(4), 461-465
Date: 08/2021
Type: Document
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Last Updated: 5/3/2022