Author(s): Soliman SR, Macdowell M, Schriever AE, Glasser M, Schoen MD
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Abstract OBJECTIVES: To develop, implement, and assess an interprofessional rural health professions program for pharmacy and medical students. DESIGN: A recruitment and admissions process was developed that targeted students likely to practice in rural areas. Pharmacy students participated alongside medical students in completing the Rural Health Professions program curriculum, which included monthly lecture sessions and assignments, and a capstone clinical requirement in the final year.Assessment. Fourteen pharmacy students and 33 medical students were accepted into the program during the first 2 years of the Rural Health Professions program. Approximately 90\% of the rural health professions students were originally from rural areas. CONCLUSIONS: The rural health professions program is an interprofessional approach to preparing healthcare providers to practice in rural communities.
This article was published in Am J Pharm Educ
and referenced in Journal of Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems