Rural Teaching Practices will be model rural practices that deliver quality team-based care and make rural practice professionally rewarding, innovative and sustainable for providers, learners and staff. This environment will foster multidisciplinary learning that encourages recruitment and retention of providers to rural practices in WNC.
- The agreement is between the practice and Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) and is funded through legislative appropriations made by the North Carolina General Assembly
- The teaching practice sites serve as a rural training sites for MAHEC residents, medical and pharmacy students, interns, fellows, and other students
- MAHEC compensates teaching practice sites for time spent in training services for MAHEC learners, for participating in faculty development, and for administrative support
- Learners may include: residents (family medicine, pharmacy, psychiatry), medical students, NP students, PA students, nursing students, other undergraduate or high school students