Experts analyze Medicare-funded residency training two years after Congress created 1,000 new residency slots reserved specifically for rural and underserved areas. The data show a need to re-examine residency slot distribution methods, sustainable funding, and technical assistance supporting rural locations. FORHP began a separate effort a few years before with the Rural Residency Planning and Development Program (RRPD). Since 2019, RRPD has funded $54 million to 73 organizations across 36 states and six medical disciplines.
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