Rethinking the Pipeline to Rural Practice

A national meeting online, hosted by our participating rural program in Tyler and Pittsburg, Texas

April 7-9, 2021

2021-RTTC-Annual-Meeting-Agenda-Final.pdf (815 KB pdf)


Plenary and Special Topic Videos and Powerpoint Presentations


Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Day 1:  Many Paths to Rural Practice

Plenary #1: “An Unexpected Journey”
Beverly Waddleton DO, Family Physician, UT Health East Texas Physicians, Quitman, Texas

Link to video

Breakout Sessions Day I

1A: Contributions of U.S. Medical Schools to Primary Care (2003-2014):  Determining and Predicting Who REALLY Goes into Primary Care 1A.pdf (821 KB pdf)
  • Francesca Macaluso, MPH, Professional Research Assistant, University of Colorado (Colorado)
  • Katherine James, PhD, MSPH, MS, Associate Professor, University of Colorado (Colorado)
  • Mark Deutchman, MD, Professor, Associate Dean for Rural Health, University of Colorado (Colorado)
1B: Urban origin students going rural: a look at 15 years of data!  1B.pdf (364 KB pdf)
  • Mark Deutchman, MD, Professor of Family Medicine, Associate Dean for Rural Health, University of Colorado School of Medicine (Colorado)
  • Roberto Silva, MD, Assistant Professor, Rural Track Assistant Director, University of Colorado School of Medicine (Colorado)
  • Melanie DeHerrera, MPA, Manager, Rural Track, University of Colorado School of Medicine (Colorado)
2A: Rural Pipeline Programs at UNC School of Medicine and their role in Recruitment and Retention of the Rural Family Physician 2A.pdf (4 MB pdf)
  • Caroline Roberts MD, Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill School of Medicine (North Carolina)
  • Meredith Bazemore, Director, Office of Rural Initiatives, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill School of Medicine (North Carolina)
2B: Routes to Rural Readiness: Enhancing Rural Clinical Training Experiences for Physician Assistants 2B.pdf (358 KB pdf)
  • Eric Larson, PhD, Research Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington (Washington)
3A: Program Emergence and Variance Across Rural Residencies In Development 3A.pdf (3 MB pdf)
  • Emily Hawes, PharmD, Associate Professor, University of North Carolina School of Medicine Dept of Family Medicine (North Carolina)
  • Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP, Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Director of the Carolina Health Workforce Research Center
  • Amanda Weidner, MPH, Research Scientist, WWAMI/University of Washington (Washington)
  • Mark Holmes, PhD, Professor, Director, University of North Carolina School of Public Health, Cecil Sheps Center (North Carolina)
3B: Supporting Rural Program Maturation and Vitality After Initial Development 3B.pdf (1 MB pdf)
  • Judith Pauwels, MD, Professor of Family Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine Dept of Family Medicine (Washington)
  • Roger Bush, MD, Professor of Internal Medicine, Washington State University Elson S Floyd College of Medicine (Washington)
  • Cristen Page, MD, MPH, Professor, Executive Dean, University of North Carolina School of Medicine Dept of Family Medicine (North Carolina)
4A: Using a Novel Research Curriculum to Address the Leaky Pipeline in Rural Medicine 4A.pdf (3 MB pdf)
  • Kevin Lord, PhD, MHS, RRT, Director of Undergraduate Research, Sam Houston State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (Texas)
  • Townes Leigh DO, CAQSM, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Sam Houston State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (Texas)
  • Diego Alvarez MD, PhD, Chair of Physiology and Pharmacology, Sam Houston State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (Texas)
  • Mari Hopper, PhD, Associate Dean for Biomedical Sciences, Sam Houston State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (Texas)
4B: Innovative Longitudinal Research Curricular Thread Focused on Vulnerable Populations 4B.pdf (182 KB pdf)
  • Townes Leigh DO, CAQSM, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Sam Houston State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (Texas)
  • Kevin Lord, PhD, MHS, RRT, Associate Professor of Pharmacology, Sam Houston State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (Texas)
  • Charles Henley, Jr., DO, MPH, Dean, Sam Houston State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (Texas)
  • Mary Manis MD, MS, Assistant Professor, Primary Care and Clinical Medicine, Sam Houston State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (Texas)

Special Feature: A Pipeline Conversation

Randall Longenecker MD, Executive Director, The RTT Collaborative, Professor of Family Medicine and Assistant Dean Rural and Underserved Programs, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, Ohio
John Wheat MD, MPH, Professor of Family, Internal, and Rural Medicine, University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Link to video

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Day 2: Pipelines, Tracks, and Streams

Plenary 2: Pipelines And Pathways: Strategies To Improve Recruitment Efforts Among Rural And Underrepresented Students In Medicine
Kent L. Willis PhD, Associate Provost – Institutional Effectiveness & Engagement, the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Tyler, Tyler, Texas
Willis-4-8-2021.pdf (1 MB pdf)

Breakout Sessions Day 2

5A: Pre-PreMed: Familiarity Reduces Fear 5.pdf (12 MB pdf)
  • Annette (Ann) Smith, M.Ed., M.Div., Academic Program Coordinator, UNTHSC – Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (Texas)
5B: Homegrown Doctors: Fertilizing the seed, fulfilling a need 5.pdf (12 MB pdf)
  • Annette (Ann) Smith, M.Ed., M.Div., Academic Program Coordinator, UNTHSC – Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (Texas)
6: Ohio Rural Physician Training Pathways: Growing the Next Generation of Rural Ohio Physicians 6.pdf (14 MB pdf)
  • Lori Martensen, MS, Director, Wright Rural Medical Scholars, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine (Ohio)
  • Sharon Casapulla, EdD, MPH, Director, Education and Research, Office of Rural and Underserved Programs, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (Ohio)
  • Alex Heintzelman, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine, Northeast Ohio Medical University (Ohio)
  • Sharron DiMario, MHA, AHEC Center Director, University of Cincinnati (Ohio)
7: Rural Program Director Development 7-NIPDD-Jenkins.pdf (1 MB pdf)
7-NIPDD-Kreckel.pdf (164 KB pdf)
7-Rural-PD-breakout-4.6.21.pdf (223 KB pdf)
  • Kara Traxler, Director of Development & Support, Wisconsin Rural GME (Wisconsin)
  • Dave Schmitz MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences (North Dakota)
  • Dieter Kreckel MD, Associate Program Director, Central Maine Medical Center Rumford Rural Track (Maine)
  • Patrick Jenkins DO, Program Director, (Kentucky)
8: Rethinking the Value of Rural Residency Training: What Are Appropriate Indicators and How Do Rural Programs Perform? 8.pdf (2 MB pdf)
  • Davis Patterson, PhD, Research Associate Professor, University of Washington School of Medicine (Washington)
  • Lars Peterson, MD, PhD, Vice President of Research, American Board of Family Medicine (Kentucky)
  • David Schmitz, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Family Medicine, University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences (North Dakota)

Special Feature: A Visit to Pittsburg, Texas

Hosted by residents, faculty, and staff of the Rural Family Medicine Residency, UT Health Pittsburg, TX

Gestation, Birth and Relocation: History of the Pittsburg program Pittsburg-1.pdf (9 MB pdf)
  • Tonya Youngblood, Pittsburg Associate Program Director and Robert Tompkins, Interim Program Director
Video Tour and Interview – Pittsburg, TX, and Dr. Ferrer on training in Pittsburg
Resident Presentation and Q and A Pittsburg-2.pdf (260 KB pdf)

 

Friday, April 9, 2021

Day 3Continuing the Journey

Plenary 3: FORHP Efforts to Encourage Education and Training in Rural Communities
Tom Morris, Associate Administrator for Rural Health Policy in the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Washington, DC
Sheena Johnson, Policy Research Division, Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP), Washington, DC
Morris-and-Johnson-4-9-2021.pdf (8 MB pdf)

Breakout Sessions Day 3

9: Agromedicine Education and Future Training of Rural Clinicians 9.pdf (14 MB pdf)
  • Vanessa Casanova, PhD, MS, Associate Professor OEHS/Director SW Ag Center, University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler (Texas)
  • Alan Cook, MD, MS, FACS, Associate Professor of Surgery, Medical Director, Trauma Research Program, University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler (Texas)
  • Melissa Fleegler, MD, FACEP, Associate Professor Department of Emergency Medicine, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center  (New Mexico)
  • Jeffrey Levin, MD, MPH, DrPH, Professor of Occupational Health Sciences, University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler (Texas)
10: The Impact of Family Physicians in Rural Maternity Care 10.pdf (2 MB pdf)
  • Mark Deutchman, MD, Professor, Associate Dean for Rural Health, University of Colorado (Colorado)
  • Francesca Macaluso, MPH, Professional Research Assistant, University of Colorado (Colorado)
  • Katherine James, PhD, MSPH, MS, Associate Professor, University of Colorado (Colorado)
11: Integration of Rural Psychiatry and Family Medicine Residency Training 11.pdf (14 MB pdf)
  • Arunditi Xantus, MD, Program Director, Rural Psychiatry, University of Texas – Tyler (Texas)
12A: Near Peer Ultrasound Education Evaluation 12A.pdf (3 MB pdf)
  • Cassidy Weeks, DO Class of 2023, University of North Texas Health Sciences Center -Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (Texas)
  • Louisa Weindruch, DO Class of 2023, University of North Texas Health Sciences Center -Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (Texas)
12B: Rural Family Medicine Critical Care Fellowship Program: Supporting Transitions to Rural Practice 12B.pdf (3 MB pdf)
  • Ashley Dennis, PhD, Director, Office of Medical Education, Billings Clinic (Montana)
  • Virginia Mohl, MD, PhD, DIO/Medical Director Education, Billings Clinic (Montana)
  • Garth Brand, MD, Program Director, Montana Family Medicine Residency (Montana)
  • Clint Seger, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Region, Billings Clinic (Montana)

Additional Videos and Downloads

As a pre-assignment, in preparation for the meeting, registrants were invited to view the following 1-hour Rural PREP webinar recording of one of our plenary speakers, Dr. John Wheat:

Advocating for Rural Pipelines – Wheat

Posters and Handouts

Texas Rural Health Heroes (chosen by host committee for complimentary registration for their contributions to rural health and rural health professions education  Texas-Rural-Health-Heroes.pdf (227 KB pdf)

Rural Rookie Doc 7-Rookie-Doc.pdf (277 KB pdf)

Handout and Worksheet: Session 4B  Leigh-2021-RTTC-Presentation.docx (10 KB docx)

Microresearch Call for Proposals (Available for only residents and students of Participating Programs) Microresearch-Funding-Opportunity-Guidance_2021-2022.pdf(178 KB pdf)

Poster #1: THE GOVERNOR SAID WHAT…?! Development of the Pierre Rural FMRP Huber_Poster-1.pdf (719 KB pdf)

Poster #2: A tale of two towns- how reflections of the past compare to current day pandemic public health policies (Ewens) Ewens_Poster-2.pdf (296 KB pdf)
Ewens_handout.pdf (39 KB pdf)

Poster #3: Are Low Income Rural Adults Exposed to More Innovative Medicaid Dental Policies? A Comparative Analysis (Semprini) Semprini_Poster-3.pdf (265 KB pdf)
and  
Video presentation

Poster #4: Rural and Urban EMS comfort level with overdose treatment (Ratcliffe) Ratcliffe_Poster-4.pdf (894 KB pdf)