- A survey of United States physician assistant (PA) training programs showed that 57.1% of the responding programs considered training rural PAs to be an important program goal.
- Of those rurally oriented programs, just over half actively recruited rural students. Fewer than half used rural background as an admission criterion or required clinical training in a rural location.
- PA training programs that are successful at training PAs who choose rural practice are likely to combine a rural mission, targeted recruitment of rural students, and specific rural clinical training experiences.
Authors:Larson EH, Coulthard C, Andrilla CHA
Journal/Publisher:Seattle WA: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, University of Washington
Edition:Jun 2018. Policy Brief #164
Documents:Policy Brief #164
Citation:Larson EH, Coulthard C, Andrilla CHA. What makes physician assistant training programs successful at training rural PAs? Policy Brief #164. Seattle WA: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, University of Washington, Jun 2018.
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