Distributed Expertise: Sustaining Rural Training Tracks as a Strategy in Rural Medical Education


Description:

This project is building a national partnership between professional groups, academic units, governmental entities, and sustaining organizations to provide ongoing support and technical assistance to community-embedded rural health professions education. The project is (1) establishing a network of organizations and experts by visiting Rural Training Tracks (RTTs), creating RTT-state office of rural health coalitions, and convening stakeholder meetings; (2) building a Web portal with a virtual library of tools, information, and access to technical assistance; (3) developing new models and programs while sharing best practices; (4) initiating a process for identifying and training new leaders; and (5) publishing a final report. Under the NRHA umbrella and anchored by project directors and field offices in Idaho, Ohio, and Washington DC, the program is connecting RTT program directors, faculty, and staff with state offices of rural health, a rural assistance center, and a rural research center to bolster existing RTTs, foster new programs, and utilize community expertise in identifying systemic issues and remedies. While focused on rural medical education, the network will provide a model for community-embedded training and an infrastructure for training other rural health professions. UW WWAMI RHRC researchers are designing and maintaining a research data set and protocol for RTT site visits, including consents and IRB approval. The RHRC is the repository of these data-gathering efforts and will analyze and synthesize data underpinning reports and other dissemination activities. The RHRC is sharing data and coordinating its effort with the Graham Center in Washington DC to promote policy development, and assisting in the preparation of a final evaluation and report of this demonstration program.

 

Funder:

HRSA

 

Status:

Complete

 

Publications/Presentations

Authors Title Type Date Documents/Media
Patterson DG, Schmitz D, Longenecker RL Family Medicine Rural Training Track Residencies: Risks and Resilience PUBLICATION 09-01-2019 Article
Patterson DG, Schmitz D, Longenecker R, Andrilla CHA Family Medicine rural training track residencies: 2008-2015 graduate outcomes PUBLICATION 02-01-2016
Policy Brief
Patterson DG, Schmitz D, Longenecker R, Squire D, Skillman SM Graduate medical education financing: Sustaining medical education in rural places PUBLICATION 05-26-2015
Policy brief
Patterson DG, Longenecker R, Schmitz D, Phillips RL Jr, Skillman SM, Doescher MP Policy brief: rural residency training for family medicine physicians: graduate early-career outcomes, 2008-2012 PUBLICATION 01-28-2013
Policy brief
Patterson DG, Longenecker R, Schmitz D, Xierali IM, Phillips Jr RL, Skillman SM, Doescher MP Policy brief: rural residency training for family medicine physicians: graduate early-career outcomes PUBLICATION 01-27-2012
Policy brief
Patterson DG, Longenecker R, Schmitz D, Skillman SM, Doescher MP Policy brief: training physicians for rural practice: capitalizing on local expertise to strengthen rural primary care PUBLICATION 01-19-2011
Policy brief
Patterson DG, Garberson L, Coulthard C, Andrilla CHA, Schmitz D, Longenecker R Rural-centric residencies to prepare physicians for rural practice PRESENTATION 05-05-2016
Longenecker R, Schmitz D, Patterson DG Rural Training Track residency programs: fostering resilience PRESENTATION 05-11-2016
Patterson DG, Garberson L, Coulthard C, Andrilla CHA, Schmitz D, Longenecker R Rural-centric residencies to prepare physicians for rural practice PRESENTATION 05-12-2016
Patterson DG, Schmitz D, Longenecker R, Squire D, Skillman SM Rural Training Track finance PRESENTATION 05-28-2015
Longenecker R, Schmitz D, Patterson DG Rural training tracks PRESENTATION 09-01-2015
RTT Technical Assistance data component update PRESENTATION 04-17-2014
Patterson DG, Schmitz D Physician rural tracks: graduate update PRESENTATION 04-23-2014
Patterson DG, Longenecker R, Schmitz D, Phillips RL, Skillman SM, Doescher MP Rural residency training for family medicine physicians: early-career outcomes PRESENTATION 06-23-2013
Patterson DG, Longenecker R, Schmitz D, Phillips RL, Skillman SM, Doescher MP Rural residency training for family medicine physicians: early-career outcomes PRESENTATION 05-02-2013
Patterson DG, Longenecker R, Schmitz D, Phillips RL Jr, Skillman SM, Doescher MP Family medicine Rural Training Tracks: residency models and graduate outcomes PRESENTATION 03-13-2013
Patterson DG, Longenecker R, Schmitz D, Phillips RL Jr, Skillman SM, Doescher MP Rural Training Track research update PRESENTATION 02-28-2013
Patterson DG, Longenecker R, Schmitz D, Xierali IM, Phillips RL, Skillman SM, Doescher MP Rural training track characteristics and graduates' early-career outcomes PRESENTATION 04-18-2012
Longenecker R, Schmitz D, Doescher MP, Patterson DG Training physicians for rural practice: Rural Training Track Technical Assistance Program PRESENTATION 07-28-2011
Patterson DG, Longenecker R, Schmitz D, Xierali IM, Phillips RL, Skillman SM, Doescher MP Rural training track characteristics and graduates' early-career outcomes PRESENTATION 03-01-2012
Doescher MP Training physicians for rural practice: Rural Training Track Technical Assistance Program PRESENTATION 03-30-2011
Doescher MP Primary care supply: are we up to the challenge? PRESENTATION 02-28-2011