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 explores 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?
Rural PREP study that examined family medicine rural vs. urban training outcomes: resident competence, scope of practice, and output to rural practice
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