Supporting Medical Education Reforms Through Data and Local Advocacy for Rural Pipelines

Rural pipeline programs can be useful tools in medical education reform to benefit counties with the gain of family physicians and production of health professionals. This webinar featuring Dr. John Wheat will explore the role of rural medical educators in further reforming medical education and training and impacting local health care.

Contributions of US Medical Schools to Primary Care (2003-2014): Determining and Predicting Who Really Goes Into Primary Care

This article details a retrospective study to determine the magnitude by which primary care output is overestimated by commonly used metrics and identify a more accurate method for predicting actual primary care output.

What Is the Impact on Rural Area Residents When the Local Physician Leaves?

This article from Microresearch awardee Paulius Mui explores aspects of access to care, both within and outside of primary care settings, that result from loss of a rural family physician.

Are Family Physicians Trained in Small Rural Residencies of Comparable Quality to Family Physicians Overall?

This Rural PREP study seeks to demonstrate the value of rural training by examining how graduates of small rural family medicine programs compare with other family medicine residency graduates on ratings of competence and medical knowledge, current scope of practice, and other indicators of value.

Toolkit for Recruitment and Retention of Primary Care Physicians in Rural Areas (NOSORH)

Guide describing methods and resources for recruitment and retention of rural primary care physicians

Rural Medical Education Group

Special interest group within the National Rural Health Association dedicated to preparing rural physicians through network development and advocacy