Rural Health

I've always been sort of interested in the rural countryside. Things happen out there that are very strange to city dwellers - John Sandford

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To Save American Medicine, Look to Rural Doctors

If hit television shows like Grey's Anatomy are to be believed, the average American doctor is gorgeous, well-paid, brilliant, and resides in some gorgeous and spacious loft in some gorgeous and spacious city, where she or he spends most days contemplating romance and a perfect wardrobe. Reality, of course, is very different. In real life, doctors are exhausted, overworked, frequently underpaid, and, sadly, have very little time for life's little idle pleasures. But one part of the stereotype is true: They probably do live in cities.

Slightly over a century ago, more than half of all Americans lived in rural areas, and more than 40 percent of their doctors did as well. Americans…

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 To Save American Medicine, Look to Rural Doctors

If you're looking for the moving, dramatic, and intimate hospital environment you see on TV, and for the passion and commitment that make doctors such great subjects for hit shows, forget about big cities and their grind, and head down south.

Rural Health Research Gateway

Welcome to the Rural Health Research Gateway. This site provides access to publications and projects funded through the federal Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP) as part of the Rural Health Research Centers and Analysis Initiatives grant program.


Welcome to 3RNet, the National Rural Recruitment and Retention Network. 3RNet members are non-profit organizations helping health professionals find jobs in rural and underserved areas throughout the country. 3RNet members are eager to talk with you about jobs and opportunities that are available in their locations.

Canadian Rural Health Research Society

The Canadian Rural Health Research Society offers the opportunity for researchers and their collaborators to network with new and established researchers of many disciplines engaged in rural, remote and northern health research.

Rural and Remote Health

The international electronic journal of rural and remote health research, education, practice and policy. Rural and Remote Health was initiated in 1998 by a grant to Deakin University from the Department of Human Services, Rural health Division, Victoria, Australia. The initial vision was to serve rural and remote communities throughout the world by providing a community forum and specific health-related information.

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