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.

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.

How Can We Strengthen Rural Opportunities in K-16 Education to Promote Primary Care Health Careers?

Health career pathway programs can promote and prepare rural students in grades kindergarten through college (K–16) for health careers, but little is known about the prevalence and characteristics of these programs in the U.S. This mixed-methods study provides a baseline description of health career pathway programs for rural K–16 students through a scoping review, survey, […]

The RTT Collaborative

A cooperative of rural training programs and educators whose goal is to cultivate and sustain programs and develop new ones

Measuring the Commitment of Health Professions Schools to Rural Primary Care

Rural PREP study to determine which U.S. medical schools produce high proportions of rural primary care physicians and what educational and organizational characteristics contribute to high rural production

Rural Immersion Institute of the North (RIIN)

Program allowing healthcare students to experience the realities of rural care in Alaska for 3 weeks