Pipelines to Pathways: Medical School Commitment to Producing a Rural Workforce

This is a descriptive study of publicly available and rurally relevant characteristics of all 182 allopathic and osteopathic medical schools operating in the 50 states and the District of Columbia in 2016, with rural program information for these schools updated in 2019. The authors constructed a “rural program” definition in order to systematically catalog coordinated and strategic medical school efforts to produce a rural physician workforce.

Microresearch: Promoting Scholarly Activity That Addresses Health Disparities in Rural Health Professional Education Programs

Microresearch is an innovative, mentored research experience, originally developed in Africa and adapted for U.S. health professional trainees preparing for rural primary care practice. This report describes program elements (funding, mentorship, and peer support) that others may replicate to develop research and leadership skills through community engagement to address health disparities.

A Framework for Transforming Primary Care Health Care Professions Education and Training to Promote Health Equity

A diverse and well-trained, distributed and resourced primary care workforce is essential for advancing health equity. However, few standardized models exist to guide health care professions education (HCPE) on core competencies regarding understanding and effectively addressing social determinants of health, social injustice, structural barriers, and the high burden of health needs in marginalized populations. We […]

A Design and Dissemination Studio: Building a Scholarly Community of Practice in Rural Health Professions Education and Training

Rural PREP has adapted a process, originally developed for cancer research, to engage community members in a research Design and Dissemination Studio in rural health professions education, enlarging a scholarly community of practice in preparing a future rural health workforce. Longenecker RL, Schmitz D, Pollack SW, Patterson DG. A design and dissemination studio: Building a […]

An Organic Approach to Health Professions Education and Health Equity: Learning in and With Underserved Communities

Since the Flexner Report in 1910, medical education has taken a primarily technical approach to preparing students for science-based medical practice. Adequately addressing the complex problems leading to population health disparities and achieving health equity is not possible through a technical approach to education alone. Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright, who brought organic architecture to […]

Routes to Rural Readiness: Enhancing Recruitment and Retention of Nurse Practitioners in Rural Primary Care Through Residencies

Encouraging and supporting nurse practitioners (NPs) to practice in rural clinical sites can alleviate rural primary care provider shortages. This study will identify characteristics of successful models of postgraduate NP clinical training programs that support NPs’ transition to rural employment and effective practice through interviews with key stakeholders at rural and rural-serving primary care NP residencies.

Recruitment to Rural Residency Programs: Match Rates and Best Practices

This study explores the history of National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) match rates for rurally located family medicine residency programs over the past 25 years (1995-2020) in an effort to examine the widely held perception that low match rates equate to unfavorable program outcomes and to identify successful recruitment strategies for rural programs and for recruitment to rural practice generally.

Increasing Capacity and Joy in Precepting

In this professional development webinar Dr. Schmidt will share her experience and lessons learned from precepting 3-6 learners in a teaching half-day in the office.

UW Center for Health Workforce Studies – COVID-19 Research

A collection of activities conducted by the UW CHWS team that highlight the importance of the health workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Presenting Your Case: Making use of telehealth in rural practice

This teaching kit featuring work by Van Roper, Phd., RN., FNP-C will showcase the use of the ECHO model to provide meaningful experiential learning and patient care collaborative experience for both primary care providers and health professions students in an interprofessional environment.