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Priti Salian

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6 January 2020

Germany

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Using role-playing techniques, a new program places future health workers in the shoes of people who face accessibility barriers. The program is intended to show students how simple tasks like going to the grocery sto...

CALmatters

Elizabeth Aguilera

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26 November 2019

Los Angeles, California, United States

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To counter a growing concern around doctor shortages, California has implemented a series of measures that aim to keep more doctors in the state, especially focusing on rural areas where they are most needed. From loa...

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Sammy Caiola

15 October 2019

Amador County, California, United States

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To increase the number of mental health professionals in Amador County, California, the county has created an online program that culminates in a certificate or associate degree in human services. Preference to this s...

Side Effects Public Media

Sebastián Martínez Valdivia

30 September 2019

Sedalia, Missouri, United States

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Rural areas are often underserved when it comes to medical access, but a town in Missouri is working on changing this by immersing medical students in rural life. Offering students a glimpse of small town life while w...

U.S. News & World Report

Casey Leins

21 August 2019

Laramie, Wyoming, United States

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Building networks of physicians in rural areas helps reduce shortages of healthcare specialists. A partnership between Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Idaho, and Montana, known collectively as WWAMI, brings doctors to th...

The New York Times

Emily S. Rueb

Karen Zraick

25 July 2019

California, United States

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California is offering up to $300,000 of debt relief to doctors who accept Medi-Cal, the state’s version of Medicaid, in an attempt to incentivize physicians to move to the state and serve low-income communities. The ...

WGME-TV

David Singer

2 May 2019

Portland, Maine, United States

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Rural areas of Maine were being underserved when it came to dental hygiene, so the state opened a dental college and a loan repayment program in order to increase the amount of industry professionals. Since opening, t...

Model D

Brian Allnutt

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5 March 2019

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Two medical school initiatives in Detroit allow students to gain a sense of empathy while treating at-risk populations in a city known for harsh environments for homeless individuals. The programs, run through Michiga...

Politico

Sarah Karlin-Smith

27 January 2019

Butaro, Rwanda

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In rural Rwanda, a new medical university is offering coursework that understands that health care and health outcomes is deeply intertwined with issues of discrimination and equity. Classes include in-depth looks at ...

NPR

Kathleen Burge

27 December 2018

Biddeforde, Maine, United States

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The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine is using virtual reality to help medical students empathize with patients who are at the end of their lives. The technology has also been used to create ot...

Nigeria Health Watch

Bashar Abubakar

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11 December 2018

Kano, Nigeria

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A new three year program is educating, training, and deploying midwives to six northern Nigerian states. This influx of midwives has helped to ensure safe deliveries as well as provide women with perinatal and antenat...

WBUR

Kathleen Burge

16 November 2018

Maine, United States

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Virtual reality is being used as part of medical education providing a way for nurses and other medical workers to better understand how a patient may experiencing their surroundings. Virtual reality modules have been...

The New York Times

Laura Pappano

31 October 2018

United States

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Medical schools use new technology to bring better prepared medical students into the field. Virtual reality goggle, mannequin patients, and 3D imaging are tools that make classroom lessons more like real life without...

New Hampshire Union Leader

Gretchen M. Grosky

29 October 2018

Maine, United States

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Through the use of virtual reality, medical students in Maine are experiencing what it is like to live with aliments common to older adults such as hearing and vision loss. These visceral experiences will help student...

Yes! Magazine

Liz Brazile

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16 October 2018

Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

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Storytelling is integral to shaping individual's identity, but researchers across the world are now finding that it may even impact an individual's health. From better communication between doctor and patient to group...

WBUR

Kathleen Burge

1 October 2018

Massachusetts, United States

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Medical schools in Massachusetts are starting to teach students palliative care methods. Instead of trying to cure every ailment, students are introduced to the idea of an end of life treatment plan without exhausting...

U.S. News & World Report

Joseph P. Williams

22 August 2018

Alabama, United States

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To combat the shortage of rural doctors, Alabama universities are offering rural medicine programs or helping fund the studies of students who commit to rural practice after graduation. Admissions staff also keep in m...

BBC

Sam Judah

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2 August 2018

Kolkata, India

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‘Quack” doctors—people illegally seeing and treating patients without a license—is a common sight in rural India. A new program seeks to train, rather than eliminate, these “doctors” and use them to expand the reach o...

BBC

Sam Judah

Harriet Noble

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30 July 2018

West Bengal, India

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A 9-month course is giving India’s rural healthcare workers their first formal education in medicine. The program doesn’t solve the problem of underqualified people casting themselves as doctors. However, it has helpe...

Citizen Matters

Seema Prasad

13 July 2018

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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Indian doctors can now receive training in mental health diagnoses and treatments through a ‘digital academy’ developed by the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences. The academy will provide greater ac...

Politico

Ethan Epstein

18 January 2018

Riverside, California, United States

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Riverside County is maintaining its college graduates and instilling them with community spirit. University of California at Riverside has a new medical school that provides free education to young adults, who agree t...

Montana PBS

Beth Saboe

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8 January 2018

Choteau, Montana, United States

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The majority of counties in Montana face a shortage of healthcare professionals, especially those dealing with mental health. However, Montana is mobilizing its students to become doctors and stay in-state. The Target...

Apolitical

Odette Chalaby

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15 December 2017

Mexico

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The CASA school in Guanajuato was founded to train midwives and advocate for their role during childbirth. CASA's students receive an education in modern medicine as well as traditional practices, with the goal of bei...

ACES Too High

Jane Ellen Stevens

2 May 2017

United States

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ACEs quantifies the adverse event in an individual's childhood, as a means to treat addiction. Understanding addiction as resulting from past events helps to treat these individuals through medication and developing a...

Inlander

Linda Hagen Miller

29 November 2016

Spokane, Washington, United States

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Medical students are trained in medicine but rarely encouraged to develop their personal skills. The University of Washington School of Medicine requires their students to take a course, “Daily Dose of Humanities,” wh...

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