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.

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.

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.

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.

Live Where You Work

The Live Where You Work teaching kit, featuring Kate Abraham, MD, MPH, discusses geography’s influence on poverty and access to health care and the difference it makes when you live in the community you serve.

Group Medical Visits: An Innovative Solution for Chronic Pain Management in a Rural Context

The Group Medical Visits teaching kit, featuring Jaclyn Thatcher, RN, DNP/FNP-S, and Jacob Thatcher, OMS IV, explores the potential of Group Medical Visits (GMVs) to transform chronic pain management in rural primary care and the delivery of medical care in the United States.

Routes to Rural Readiness: Enhancing Clinical Training Experiences for Nurse Practitioner Practice in Rural Primary Care

Rural provider shortages in primary care can be alleviated by encouraging and supporting nurse practitioners (NPs) to practice in rural clinical sites, which are more likely to employ NPs than urban sites

The RTT Collaborative

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

Recruitment and Retention of Providers in Rural Areas (3RNet)

Presentation slides from 3RNet describing practical recruitment strategies for rural areas

Quality of Life Impacts the Recruitment and Retention of Rural Health Care Providers (NRHA)

Policy brief with recommendations to address barriers to rural recruitment and retention