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North Carolina Health News

Liora Engel-Smith

8 September 2020

Pender County, North Carolina, United States

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In North Carolina, it can be difficult to attract health care workers to rural areas, but a few counties have seen signs of success from various efforts. Tactics such as using financial incentives, creating a pipeline...

Associated Press

Philip Marcelo

10 August 2020

United States

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Thousands of physicians and 60 hospital systems are participating in Civic Health Month, a nationwide effort to encourage voter participation. VotER has over 15,000 orders for “Healthy Democracy Kits,” which compile v...

Inkline

Giselle Green

10 August 2020

London, England

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Five recently-graduated doctors put together a virtual bar-trivia-style program called SOLViT to supplement med students' curriculum during their final year, when they should be receiving in-hospital training, but can...

The Christian Science Monitor

Lenora Chu

6 April 2020

Seattle, Washington, United States

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To contain the coronavirus and manage overwhelmed health care systems, nurses and doctors are returning from retirement, recent medical graduates are being asked to report early to their hospitals and telehealth is ga...

Mother Jones

Will Peischel

28 March 2020

New Jersey, United States

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While classes have been moved online, medical students across the country are finding ways to help in the fight against COVID-19. At schools like Rutgers in New Jersey, to the University of North Carolina’s Medical Sc...

NPR

Selena Simmons-Duffin

25 March 2020

New York, United States

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Across the United States, hospitals are looking for ways to fill medical professional shortages as the coronavirus outbreak spreads. One creative solution that has emerged in states such as New York, Hawaii, and New H...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Rachel Dissell

Ginger Christ

22 March 2020

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Cuyahoga County enlists medical students and residents to help the overwhelmed city health staff tackle the coronavirus chaos. Among other administrative tasks, students interview patients who have tested positive for...

Folks

Priti Salian

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...

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Katie Sullivan Borrelli

18 December 2019

New York, New York, United States

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A partnership between a nonprofit health organization and a community health service program has helped provide enhanced training and more robust mentorship opportunities for home health aids in the New York City area...

CALmatters

Elizabeth Aguilera

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...

CALmatters

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

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 are 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

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

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...

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