Strengthening the Workforce to Improve Pregnancy Outcomes in Rural Areas
Highlights rural workforce initiatives related to maternity and childbirth services and discusses strategies to improve rural pregnancy outcomes. Features a training program at a Critical Access Hospital in Alaska and a rural OB-GYN residency program in Wisconsin.
Author(s): Allee Mead Citation: Rural Monitor Date: 07/2018 Type: Document view details
What Makes Physician Assistant (PA) Training Programs Successful at Training Rural PAs?
Results of a study analyzing characteristics of PA programs producing high proportions of graduates who choose rural practice, using data collected from 173 programs from November 2015 through January 2016. Features statistics with breakdowns by rurally oriented and non-rurally oriented programs and those with high and low rural productivity.
Date: 06/2018 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center view details
Physician Workforce: HHS Needs Better Information to Comprehensively Evaluate Graduate Medical Education Funding
Describes what is known about Graduate Medical Education (GME) costs, including the amount, type, and distribution of spending, and examines the extent to which the federal government collects GME-related information. Includes statistics on federal spending on GME in 2015, and information on which GME payment programs track whether residents are from rural areas, received training in rural areas, or went on to practice in rural areas.
Author(s): James Cosgrove, William Hadley, Christine Brudevold, Katherine Mack, A. Elizabeth Dobrenz, et al. Date: 03/2018 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office view details
Washington Program Trains Dental Super-Generalists to Serve Rural Communities
Features the University of Washington School of Dentistry's Regional Initiatives in Dental Education (RIDE) program. Describes how the program is structured to create a "super-generalist" able to meet oral health needs in rural and underserved areas. Discusses the program's success placing graduates in rural locations.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple Date: 03/2018 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details
Competence Revisited in a Rural Context
Results of a national survey of 171 undergraduate and graduate medical educators and practicing physicians, with the goal of developing a list of competency domains for working in rural communities and assessing their importance in education and practice.
Author(s): Randall L. Longenecker, Andrea Wendling, Joyce Hollander-Rodriguez, John Bowling, David Schmitz Citation: Family Medicine, 50(1), 28-35 Date: 01/2018 Type: Document view details
Rural Medical Education Programs: A Proposed Nomenclature
Outlines the history of rural medical education program definitions and discusses the benefits of having a consistent nomenclature for the graduate medical education community.
Author(s): Randall Longenecker Citation: Journal of Graduate Medical Education, 9(3), 283-286 Date: 06/2017 Type: Document view details