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Conduct research to improve education and training for rural primary care practice.

Recently published in the Journal of Rural Health: Pipelines to Pathways: Medical School Commitment to Producing a Rural Workforce

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Expand our community of practice of educators, researchers, and practitioners that is evidence-based, community-engaged, and practice-informed, leveraging existing collaborative relationships and adding new ones.

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Share evidence-based practices, generate new ideas for research and evaluation on rural primary care training, promote scholarly activity, and translate evidence into educational practices.

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Facilitate virtual Rural PREP Grand Rounds, engaging students and faculty in scholarly interaction, and promote professional development through webinars.

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Provide support through microresearch funding for scholarly work of students, residents, and faculty in rural primary care health professions education and training.


Rural PREP is a collaboration between the University of Washington School of Medicine (grant recipient), Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and other partners established with support from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

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