Rural PREP seeks to improve and sustain health professions education by conducting and disseminating research that leads to the integration of evidence-based practices in the preparation, recruitment, and retention of providers for rural primary care practice.
To achieve our mission, we are building a scholarly community of practice that is evidenced-based, community-engaged, and practice-informed.
We bring together educators, researchers, and practitioners to share evidence-based practices, generate new ideas for research and evaluation of rural primary care training, promote scholarly activity, and translate evidence into educational practice.
Rural PREP’s overarching goals are to:
- Conduct systems-level research to inform rural primary care training
- Disseminate evidence-based practices and resources
- Expand a community of practice that will promote the widespread enhancement of primary care training to produce a diverse, high quality primary care workforce to care for rural communities