Growing a Sustainable Rural Health Workforce
Date: Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm
Last day for early bird registration: N/A
Last day & time for regular registration: 7/5/2019 3:00 PM
Instructional Hours: 2.00
Online Evaluation: Available 7/10/20197/24/2019
Pre-Test? No
Post-Test? No
Last day & time to cancel with a refund: 7/9/2019 11:00 AM
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Disclosure Statement: Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Medical University of South Carolina and Mid-Carolina AHEC, Inc. The Medical University of South Carolina is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Disclosure Statement
In accordance with the ACCME Essentials & Standards, anyone involved in planning, writing or presenting at this educational activity will be required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in the health care industry.

The Activity Director, planners, and presenters of this live activity have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.

Description: Practices in rural South Carolina have unique needs. The primary care workforce is dwindling despite the growing needs of South Carolinian’s as they age and as rates of chronic illness continue to rise—particularly in rural areas. Although most of our state is classified as rural, fewer and fewer healthcare professionals and primary care physicians are choosing to practice in these areas. With over twenty-three percent of South Carolina’s active primary care physicians over the age of sixty, there will be an even greater need in the years to come. Primary care shortages lead to poorer health outcomes and barriers to accessing health care services in our state. This training aims to provide a new framework for understanding the relationship between rurality, recruitment, and retention in SC interprofessional health services, and how these concepts relate to service delivery and patient care. This training also aims to provide specific and feasible strategies to improve retention and capacity-building in rural areas in efforts to attain, sustain and retain our healthcare workforce in rural South Carolina. Additionally, this training aims to address professional isolation commonly experienced when practicing in rural areas by providing space, time and facilitation for professional networking, which will allow attendees to establish meaningful connections and to engage in resource sharing with other rural healthcare professionals.
Handouts: No handouts are currently available.


At the completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the facts and foundational concepts relating to rural health, recruitment, and retention
  • Identify at least one strategy you can use to improve your work environment
  • Make a meaningful connection with one other practitioner


To register, select the type of credit you would like to receive, choose an open venue, and Add to Cart. Finalize your registration by checking out in the Cart. If your preferred venue is not open or closed, but is taking requests, you may place a request for it to open*.

Step 1 - Choose Your Accreditation

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Early Bird
(to 7/5/2019)
Early Bird
(to 7/5/2019)
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Medical University of South Carolina Office of CMEThe Medical University of South Carolina designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
$0.00 $0.00
Medical University of South Carolina Office of CME

The Medical University of South Carolina is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical University of South Carolina will award 0.2 CEU(s) (equivalent to 2 contact hours) for full time attendance. (1 contact hour equals .1 CEU)

$0.00 $0.00
SC Nurses Association

Mid-Carolina AHEC (Area Health Education Center) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the South Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver with distinction, by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  

This nursing continuing education activity approval # 1510-040-PR-302 has been approved for 2.0 hours.

$0.00 $0.00
Area Health Education ConsortiumThis program provides .2 CEUs by Mid-Carolina AHEC and meets South Carolina AHEC Best Practice Standards.
$0.00 $0.00
SC Board of Social Work ExaminersThis program is approved for 2 social work hours of continuing education by Mid-Carolina AHEC, a part of the South Carolina AHEC system, as defined by the South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners.
$0.00 $0.00
South Carolina Chapter of APTA

 This program has been approved by the South Carolina Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association (SCAPTA) for 0.2 CEU's (2 hours) of continuing education for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants.

$0.00 $0.00
South Carolina Occupational Therapist Association

This course has been approved for 2.0 contact hours by the South Carolina Occupational Therapist Association (SCOTA).

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Beckman Center for Mental Health Services
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