Rural PREP’s Microresearch Approach
Rural PREP is providing multiple awards of up to $4,000 each to encourage research by learners in rural health professions education and training about:
- Rural primary care
- Rural population health
- Rural health workforce education and training
A faculty mentor will be assigned by Rural PREP or approved as requested by the student or trainee.
Preference will be given to research that is:
- Community-engaged, including a commitment of in-kind community contributions
- Collaborative across health professions or institutions
- The Family Medicine Cafe is an informal meeting live at Google hangouts to chat about themes related to rural family medicine.View the 16th Rural Family Medicine Café: Rural Research
- A microresearch effort led by individuals at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada, and Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Mbarara, Uganda: http://www.microresearch.ca
- Associated article outlining the history and outcomes for the first five years: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2210600614000161
Who is eligible to apply?
Current students in a medical school or a nurse practitioner or physician assistant program, residents in a rural residency program, or other health professionals training for primary care practice in a rural location.
We consider a residency or other training program “rural” if it meets any two federal definitions (See the web-based tool “Am I Rural?”; note that “Census 2010, Percent Rural” does not count for this purpose). If a resident is part of an urban “rurally-focused” residency, then the project must be anchored in a rural place and meet the criterion “other health professionals training for primary care practice in a rural location.” In other words, the proposal must clearly indicate that the learner is training for primary care practice in a rural community, e.g, a study of the rural rotations that a learner’s training peers are experiencing, or an exploration of the community’s perceptions of learners in a rural community.