A new analysis of the emergency physician resident workforce in Annals of Emergency Medicine finds that while the number of residency programs is increasing, new residency programs are disproportionately located in urban areas in states with existing programs, rather than rural communities with limited access to emergency care. “Predictions of an oversupply of emergency physicians in the… Continue reading Uneven Distribution of Emergency Physician Residency Programs Can Impact Workforce Challenges, New Analysis Finds
The FDA approved immediate emergency use authorization for Johnson & Johnson's vaccine for COVID-19. While this is the third vaccine to combat the novel virus first documented in late 2019, it does differ than its counterparts by Moderna and Pfizer/BioNtech in several ways: it only requires 1 dose, it has a different efficacy, it provides… Continue reading THe third Covid Vaccine just got approved, what makes it different?
Ballad Health has recently joined a national study aimed at looking for alternative ways to fight COVID-19. The Marsh Regional Blood Center has partnered with the health system to collect samples necessary for their research. 'One donation can potentially be used to treat as many as three patients.' Click HERE to read.
Request for Proposals – The Graduate Medical Education Consortium of Southwest Virginia has proposed a collection of essays to McFarland Press. Titled Healing Ourselves, with a tentative subtitle along the lines of Physicians Respond to the Opioid Crisis in Appalachia or Healthcare Providers tell their stories of Appalachia’s Opioid Epidemic. We are looking for a… Continue reading If You Like to Write…
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
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
One of the hard realities of serving in rural communities is that many of our patients have a hard time affording the medications they desperately need. We've located a resource to help with that process. The National Center for Farmworker Health has produced a series of easy-to-read fact sheets about the safest and most affordable… Continue reading Affordable Medications
Registration for the Rural Residents Research Symposium is now open! Scheduled for April 22nd at the Slemp Center of UVA Wise; this is a day for residents to present original research (not case studies) regarding topics of interest to rural primary care docs and their peers. Slots at the Rural Residents Research Symposium are 30-45 minutes long;… Continue reading Registration Now Open!
A recent study noted that having a rural origin is a primary factor in medical students choosing to practice in rural areas. The study decided to turn that information around and ask what influences urban students to also choose rural. "Determinants of an urban origin student choosing rural practice" used a scoping review of the… Continue reading Urban Choosing Rural
Media headlines are full of ADHD information. Recent examples include: “Study finds 17% of college students misuse ADHD drugs” “ADHD Medications Don't Lead To Drug Or Alcohol Abuse” “Children with ADHD more likely to have eating disorder” “Is the Internet giving us all ADHD?” One of the great presentations at Head for the Hills was… Continue reading ADHD