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 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 […]

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.

The Landscape of Rural Health Research

This presentation by Jennifer Burges and Marcia Ward looks into the relationship between policy, research, and FORHP with examples of when research has influenced policy and federal programs and when policy has influenced research.

Targeted Medical School Admissions: A Strategic Process for Meeting Our Social Mission

Increased medical school class sizes and new medical schools have not addressed the workforce inadequacies in primary care or underserved settings. This article outlines admissions strategies to recruit students likely to practice in primary care or underserved settings.

Scholarly Dissemination to Rural Audiences

This webinar presented by Shawnda Schroeder, PhD, MA, will discuss the importance of disseminating your work as well as the various modes of dissemination with special attention paid to the journal publication process.

Rural: Objective Reality or Simple Perception

This teaching kit featuring Randall Longenecker, MD, will help you negotiate critical conversations on definitions and perceptions of ‘rural’ and make good decisions around education and training for rural practice.

Negotiating the IRB Process

This webinar convenes a panel who will share their experience and wisdom in navigating the IRB process in rural communities and in the area of rural health.

Routes to Rural Readiness: Enhancing Rural Clinical Training Experiences for Physician Assistants

This Rural PREP study will survey and interview PA program directors to describe the approaches of rurally oriented PA programs as well as the availability and varying models of rural clinical training in the most successful programs.

Microresearch Technical Assistance Webinar – 2019

Webinar designed to assist prospective applicants in applying to the Rural PREP Microresearch program