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.

A Day in the Life of a Rural Family Physician

This teaching kit featuring Scott Anzalone, MD, will focus on one family physician practicing in rural Ohio, who, until recent years, practiced full scope – office, hospital, maternity care, nursing home, home visits, endoscopy, minor surgery and orthopedics

Doctor, Can I Trust You?

This teaching kit featuring Katy Kropf, DO, will look at the many societal factors contribute to the health disparities experienced by LGBTQIA patients living in rural areas

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.

Are Family Physicians Trained in Small Rural Residencies of Comparable Quality to Family Physicians Overall?

This Rural PREP study seeks to demonstrate the value of rural training by examining how graduates of small rural family medicine programs compare with other family medicine residency graduates on ratings of competence and medical knowledge, current scope of practice, and other indicators of value.

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.

Good Fences

The Good Fences teaching kit, featuring Randy Longenecker, MD, focuses on negotiating relationships in healthy ways, including healthy boundary setting, boundary crossings, and boundary maintenance.

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.

Addressing Maternity Deserts: A Role for Operative Obstetrics in Family Medicine

The Addressing Maternity Deserts teaching kit, featuring Robert Gobbo, MD, presents an overview of appropriate training and planning for those interested in considering a path towards obtaining the skills, privileges and maintenance of competence in operative obstetrics.

Agricultural Exposures: Organophosphate Pesticide Poisoning and Prevention

The Agricultural Exposures teaching kit, featuring Diane Rohlman, PhD, discusses the dangers of organophosphate pesticides and how understanding the context of application and exposure is helpful for recommending methods for prevention.