funding, medical education, Uncategorized

“Choose Virginia” Scholarships

The Virginia Academy of Family Physicians (VAFP) Foundation is delighted to announce one new medical student scholarship and one new resident scholarship annually for assistance with education loan repayment. Many medical students and family medicine residents in Virginia have expressed an interest in staying in Virginia after their graduation to complete a family medicine residency… Continue reading “Choose Virginia” Scholarships

medical education, rural health issues, Uncategorized


The Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub) has a section of their website dedicated to model programs.   They recently highlighted Project PROMISE, a North Carolina program designed to encourage rural youth to pursue medical careers. Project PROMISE (Providing Rural Opportunities in Medicine through Inspiring Service and Education) is the brainchild of two medical students who started the program to… Continue reading Project PROMISE

medical education, rural residencies, Uncategorized

Doc Burnout

What happens when an eager young doctor in a rural community with a passion to make a difference becomes the medical director for the nursing home, the overseer of the town’s emergency medical service, the football team’s sideline doctor, the clinic’s medical director, and the hospital’s trauma director and chief of staff? And has two children?… Continue reading Doc Burnout

medical education, Southwest Virginia, Uncategorized

Affording Medical School

There's no doubt about it — medical school is expensive. But U.S. News & World Report has compiled a list of 10 private medical schools with the lowest tuition and fees for the 2015-16 academic year. Here are the 10 most affordable private medical schools and their 2015-16 out-of-state tuition rates, according to U.S. News… Continue reading Affording Medical School

medical education, residency rotation opportunities, rural health issues, Uncategorized

Emergency Residency

Tom Morris - HRSA's Associate Administrator for Rural Health Policy - has a stump speech about rural healthcare vs. urban healthcare entitled; "Rural is NOT Mini Urban." To underline his point, he puts a picture on the screen of a huge tractor next to a lawn mower.  Guess which one is intended for use in rural areas?… Continue reading Emergency Residency

medical education, research, residency rotation opportunities, rural residencies

Preparing for Rural

The Rural Health Research & Policy Centers recently published, Outcomes of Rural-Centric Residency Training to Prepare Family Medicine Physicians for Rural Practice.  This policy brief identified family medicine residencies providing rural training and the practice locations of their graduates. KEY FINDINGS Family medicine physicians who graduated from rural-centric residency programs—those that actively recruit medical students… Continue reading Preparing for Rural

medical education, research, rural health issues, Uncategorized

Rural Residents Research Symposium

The agenda has been posted for the April 22nd Rural Residents Research Symposium: 8:30 am - Continental breakfast and registration 9:00 am - 10:00 am - How to Conduct Community Health and Primary Care Research Dr. Alexis Stoner, Faculty Instructor and Course Director of Epidemiology, Clinical Prevention, and Population Health, Edward Via College of Osteopathic… Continue reading Rural Residents Research Symposium