Overview: While several training opportunities for Program, Associate Program, and Site Directors exist, very few are targeted for leaders of rural programs. There is a need for professional development opportunities for those who are faced with the extra challenges of leading their programs in resource-limited, and often isolated, communities. Rural directors may also be located… Continue reading Rural Program Directors University (PDU)
Head for the Hills 2023 – Registration Now Open!
Breaks Interstate ParkOctober 13-14th, 2023Breaks, VA 24607 Free for primary care/hospitalist physicians and nurse practitioners working in Southwest Virginia’s 13 counties CME Lectures: 8 am – 12 pm each dayFriday afternoon activities will be planned at the park. View 2023 Agenda PDF Flyer - Please Share REGISTER NOW! In order to prevent expenses lost for… Continue reading Head for the Hills 2023 – Registration Now Open!
Masks, Misinformation, and Making Do: Appalachian Healthcare Workers and the COVID Pandemic chronicles ‘perfect storm’ caused by pandemic in Appalachia
Cardinal News interview sharing a few of the powerful stories you’ll read in Masks, Misinformation and Making Do. Pick up a copy today to read these and many more. https://cardinalnews.org/2023/03/13/new-book-chronicles-perfect-storm-caused-by-pandemic-in-appalachia/
Policy Brief: Rural track program funding: An erosion in definitions of rural places requires new action
National Rural Health Association policy position paper discussing graduate medical education (GME) in rural areas. Discusses policy changes to rural hospital classification and the impact of these changes on rural GME and rural training track programs. Rural Track Program Funding: An Erosion in Definitions of Rural Places Requires New Action
2023 ‘Head for the Hills’ – Agenda Now Available!
Breaks Interstate ParkOctober 13-14th, 2023Breaks, VA 24607 Free for primary care/hospitalist physicians and nurse practitioners working in Southwest Virginia's 13 counties CME Lectures: 8 am - 12 pm each dayFriday afternoon activities will be planned at the park. More information on lodging and registration coming soon! VIEW 2023 AGENDA
NHSC Loan Repayment Programs -Now Open
Application Deadline is April 25, 2023. National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment ProgramLoan repayment assistance for eligible primary healthcare professionals who agree to serve in Health Professional Shortage Areas. NHSC Rural Community Loan Repayment ProgramLoan repayment assistance for medical, nursing, and behavioral/mental health clinicians with specific training and credentials to provide evidence-based substance use disorder… Continue reading NHSC Loan Repayment Programs -Now Open
GMEC Sponsors Faculty CME Training on Patient Communications
Ballad Health's faculty development event on November 19th included faculty members from Johnston Memorial Hospital Internal and Family Medicine residencies, as well as the Lonesome Pine Hospital Family Medicine and Norton Community Hospital Internal Medicine residences. Dr. Michael Harris (pictured below) is a recognized mentor for leadership development of clinical and non-clinical executives in a… Continue reading GMEC Sponsors Faculty CME Training on Patient Communications
Why Rural? – Rural Health Voice Conference Essay Winner
“I’ve never even heard of that place. Why do you want to go there?” That’s the question I got asked often when I chose a rural medical school and then again when I chose a rural town for my rotations. I don’t care to answer, so I laugh and say, “I don’t like sitting in… Continue reading Why Rural? – Rural Health Voice Conference Essay Winner
Oral Health and Overall Health
Though separated professionally and in the minds of many, our teeth are part of our overall health. Dental disease has an impact outside of the mouth. There is growing research into oral-systemic links with diseases such as diabetes and heart disease and dental caries is the most prevalent chronic disease in the US. Our dentition… Continue reading Oral Health and Overall Health
Fair Access in Residency (FAIR) Act: Ensuring GME Parity for DOs
H.R. 8850, the Fair Access In Residency Act (FAIR Act), was introduced on September 15 to ensure all Medicare-funded residency programs accept DOs and the COMLEX. The legislation addresses the unfair and unsustainable system that excludes DOs from residencies or requires them to take the USMLE. These practices exacerbate the workforce shortage and impinge on… Continue reading Fair Access in Residency (FAIR) Act: Ensuring GME Parity for DOs