What We Do

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:

  1. Conduct systems-level research to inform rural primary care training
  2. Disseminate evidence-based practices and resources
  3. 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