cultural competency, rural residencies

Food Insecurity – Rural Health Voice Podcast

On the latest episode of the Rural Health Voice Podcast, Dr. Tori Makal from University of Virginia’s College at Wise and Dr. Wendy Welch from the SWVA Graduate Medical Education Consortium discuss food insecurity and the Inman Village Foodways Partnership Project -  a project to improve health workers’ awareness of community nutrition and health care… Continue reading Food Insecurity – Rural Health Voice Podcast

funding, medical education, rural residencies

Rural Access to Anesthesia Care Scholarship

The American Society of Anesthesiologists sponsors a scholarship for medical student and resident members introducing future physicians to rural anesthesia. Applicants must either be a third or fourth year medical student in an approved U.S. program or residency program, and be a member of the ASA. Application StepsFill out the scholarship application and submit along with… Continue reading Rural Access to Anesthesia Care Scholarship

research, rural residencies

Uneven Distribution of Emergency Physician Residency Programs Can Impact Workforce Challenges, New Analysis Finds

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

medical education, rural health issues, rural residencies

Strengthening the Rural Health Workforce to Improve Health Outcomes in Rural Communities – COGME 24th Report

Link to Full Report Recognizing the care inequities and the changing needs of rural America, the Council on Graduate Medical Education (COGME) provides this report and recommendations to strengthen rural health workforce training and improve access to health care through evidence-based, patient- and community-centered health workforce investments spanning education, training, and practice. To address the… Continue reading Strengthening the Rural Health Workforce to Improve Health Outcomes in Rural Communities – COGME 24th Report

medical education, rural health issues, rural residencies

AHECs Provide Students Opportunities to Help the Underserved

Posted March 31, 2022 by Emil Chuck - The Student Doctor Network For decades, rural and highly urban communities have had challenges accessing healthcare due to a lack of available providers.  Passion to work with underserved communities in rural or underserved urban settings often wanes once a student begins preclinical coursework.   Area Health Education Centers,… Continue reading AHECs Provide Students Opportunities to Help the Underserved

hospitals, rural residencies, Southwest Virginia

Ballad Health Internal Medicine and Family Residency Programs

Norton Community Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Norton Community Hospital is a not-for-profit, 129-bed acute care facility that has served rural Southwest Virginia and Southeastern Kentucky since 1949. The hospital offers a unique internal medicine residency experience that blends training at a rural acute care center, Norton Community Hospital, and urban tertiary care centers like Holston… Continue reading Ballad Health Internal Medicine and Family Residency Programs

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, 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, rural residencies, Uncategorized

Registration Now Open!

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!