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
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
Welcome to the great transition. These first two years of med school often entail major changes. You may suddenly feel just how big the difference between attending college and medical school is as you’re determining the best ways to study, deciding whether to sleep or nap at night, or cancelling plans for your third consecutive… Continue reading Checklist – Years 1 & 2
Last week we reviewed a checklist for 4th year medical students. Now let's take a look at what you have to do the year before. The AMA recommends: Find residency programs that fit your specialty interests and needs. Organize the key elements of your application. Contact the National Board of Medical Examiners to schedule your… Continue reading Checklist – Year 3
Many medical students will soon be wrapping up their 3rd year. What do you need to do to prepare for the 4th? After three years of arduous studying, exams and clinical rotations, you’re finally in the home-stretch to completing your undergraduate medical training and transitioning to the next phase of your career in residency. AMA has… Continue reading Medical Student Checklist
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
Last week we asked if skipping residency was the solution to addressing the doctor shortage in rural communities. And if skipping residency wasn't the answer; what is? A recently published study proposed that maybe tele-residency is part of the solution. "The feasibility and acceptability of administering a telemedicine objective structured clinical exam as a solution… Continue reading Remote Residency?