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.

Glenn LE, Simon L, Smith VS, Longenecker RL, Schmitz D, Patterson DG. Microresearch: Promoting scholarly activity that addresses health disparities in rural health professional education programs. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2020;31(5):1-8. doi:10.1353/hpu.2020.0133.

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Contact: Lynn Glenn, PhD, ANP

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