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Rural Clinical Experiences for Emergency Medicine Residents: A Curriculum Template

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Rural emergency departments (EDs) in the United States are less likely to be staffed with emergency medicine (EM) residency–trained and American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM)‐certified physicians than urban EDs. Rural EM clinical experiences during residency training have been suggested as a strategy to encourage future rural practice, but past Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Residency Review Committee for Emergency Medicine program requirements and a lack of familiarity with rural rotations in the EM graduate medical education (GME) community have limited their availability. To provide a template for the development and implementation of a rural EM clinical experience, Kern's six‐step approach was followed.

Language: English

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/acem.12007

Publication date: November 1, 2012

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