The training of the health workforce plays a big role in whether students consider, and are prepared for, rural practice. RAC’s new topic guide, Education and Training of the Rural Healthcare Workforce, discusses a wide range of strategies, programs, and technologies for training the rural health workforce, including:

  • Grow your own activities
  • Career ladder programs
  • Rural rotations and tracks
  • Community college programs
  • Simulation
  • Distance learning
  • Interprofessional training
  • Admissions criteria
  • Cultural competency

The guide was developed by RAC Information Specialist Mary Reinertson-Sand, with assistance from Randy Smith, Rural Community College Alliance; Mark Deutchman, University of Colorado School of Medicine and Colorado AHEC; and Kris Juliar, Montana State Office of Rural Health and AHEC.


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