Routes to Rural Readiness: Enhancing Rural Clinical Training Experiences for Physician Assistants


Rural provider shortages in primary care can be alleviated by encouraging and supporting physician assistants (PAs) to practice in rural areas. This study will survey and interview PA program directors to describe the approaches of rurally oriented PA programs as well as the availability and varying models of rural clinical training in the most successful programs. This study was conducted by the Collaborative for Rural Primary care Research, Education, and Practice (Rural PREP), a HRSA-funded project of the University of Washington, Ohio University, and the University of North Dakota.

For more information contact: Eric Larson, PhD






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