What We Do

Rural PREP exists to improve and sustain the education of primary care providers for rural practice.

We are building a scholarly community of practice through Rural PREP that is evidenced-based, community-engaged, and practice-informed, leveraging existing collaborative relationships and adding new ones.

We bring together educators, researchers, and practitioners to create a platform for sharing 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:

  1. conduct systems-level research to inform rural primary care training
  2. disseminate best practices and resources
  3. develop 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.