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.

Personalizing a Pandemic Message for Rural Communities

This webinar on the COVID-19 pandemic was presented by Drs. Joanna and Ross Kauffman during the online 19th Annual Rural Health Scholars retreat “Making Population Health for Rural Communities Personal”

Recruitment to Rural Residency Programs: Match Rates and Best Practices

This study explores the history of National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) match rates for rurally located family medicine residency programs over the past 25 years (1995-2020) in an effort to examine the widely held perception that low match rates equate to unfavorable program outcomes and to identify successful recruitment strategies for rural programs and for recruitment to rural practice generally.

Presenting Your Case: Making Use of Telehealth in Rural Practice

This teaching kit featuring work by Van Roper, Phd., RN., FNP-C will showcase the use of the ECHO model to provide meaningful experiential learning and patient care collaborative experience for both primary care providers and health professions students in an interprofessional environment.

Demystifying the Rural Job Search: Putting Your Best Foot Forward

This teaching kit featuring work by Mike Shimmens and Michelle Varcho will help Physician’s Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and Physicians untangle the many barriers to their rural job search by introducing tools and resources designed to help those that are looking for rural specific opportunities.

Why Do I Teach in Rural Practice? A Day in the Life of a Rural Preceptor

The teaching kit featuring work by Robert Ostrander, MD. will explore the importance of teaching in rural practice to both one’s well-being and to student learning.

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.

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.