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We took a few minutes to ask Michelle Varcho, our Director of Education Outreach and Operations, about her role with 3RNet, why providing recruitment and retention education is her expertise, and why it's also her passion.

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Michelle Varcho, 3RNet Staff, Education
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At 3RNet it is our mission to connect medical providers with suitable positions in rural and underserved areas across the country. The goal is to fill jobs with people that will thrive within the community and provide excellent service to those living there. Successful matches are a team effort. One such success story comes to us from Joel M. Chupp, who works as a physician recruiter for his community. Joel has shared with us his experience in using 3RNet...

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Facility, Testimonial, Joel Chupp
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What is 3RNet able to accomplish through our members and our website? We've compiled the latest stats into our 2015-2016 Annual Report

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3RNet Annual Report
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Bi-State Primary Care Association has been in the recruitment and retention business for more than twenty years. Established in 1994, the Recruitment Center has the good fortune of representing two beautiful New England states, New Hampshire and Vermont. The non-profit organization has focused on recruiting primary care providers with emphasis on addressing the needs of medically underserved areas and populations. 

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New Hampshire, Featured Member, From Our Members
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In her role as physician recruiter with Salina Regional Health Center, Brandie Nelson wants to do more than simply fill an open position with a qualified candidate and call it a day.

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Kansas, From Our Members, Recruitment
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In her five years of practice at Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas (CHK/SEC), Julie Stewart, M.D., has established herself as a healthcare pioneer and a vocal advocate for the people of Southeast Kansas.

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Kansas, From Our Members, Provider Spotlight
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The 3RNet’s mission is to connect health care professionals searching for jobs in rural or underserved areas with health care facilities. They strive to find the right job for professionals in areas where they will live and work comfortably. Some health care professionals entering the workforce have come from large, urban areas and have never practiced in a rural community. But, for University of Minnesota medical students participating in the Rural Physician Associate Program (RPAP), this isn’t the case.

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Minnesota, Featured State, RPAP, Rural Training
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We had the opportunity to ask Courtney Dursteler six questions about her experience with 3RNet. Courtney is the Human Resources Manager at Franklin County Medical Center in Preston, Idaho. FCMC is a critical access hospital facility that uses 3RNet (both our Idaho member and our website) to help with their recruitment efforts.

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Idaho, Recruitment Success, From a Facility
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Oregon, our home in the Pacific Northwest is a special place. With seven diverse regions, Oregon has high desert, valleys, mountains, ocean, small towns, and cities, is culturally diverse and has abundant recreational opportunities.

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Every time I travel outside of New England and the inevitable question of,  “where are you from?” comes up, as soon as I spit out the words Massachusetts, I am often cut off with a “Pahk the cah in Hahvad Yahd”

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We asked Ashley Colwell, IPHCA Manager of Workforce Development, a few questions about their use of 3RNet and the role 3RNet played in a successful recruitment year for her organization in 2016!

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Illinois, Associate Member, Recruitment Success, 2016 Recap, IPHCA
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Q & A with 3RNet’s 2016 Kennedy-Kafer Service Award Winner About the Award The Kennedy-Kafer Service Award is presented at 3RNet’s a...

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3RNet Annual Conference, Kennedy-Kafer Service Award, Joni Adamson
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3RNet Encourages Members to Celebrate National Rural Health Day! 3RNet encourages its members to join the National Organization of State Offices of R...

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National Rural Health Day, NOSORH
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This post comes to us from this week's featured member, the Department of Veterans Affairs.  The Veterans Health Administration goes where its p...

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This post comes to us from our Missouri 3RNet member, Joni Adamson: The Missouri Community Health Foundation, Inc. (Foundation) provides funding fo...

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Missouri, Scholarship
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3RNet’s second Academy session, Finding your Unique Selling Points, took place last week. Over 250 participants from across the country joined t...

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The Fredric Moskol 3RNet Leadership Award is presented at 3RNet’s annual conference to a person who possesses outstanding leadership abilities, supports the mission of 3RNet, responds compassionately to the healthcare needs of rural and underserved populations, and does so with a collaborative and compassionate spirit. This year’s recipient, Jerry Harrison, embodies all of these traits above and beyond. 

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New Mexico, Annual Conference, Moskol Award, Jerry Harrison
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Last Tuesday, 3RNet held its first ever Recruiting for Retention Academy webinar, titled “Laying the Ground Work”. Here are the top five takeaways.

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At our recent 3RNet Annual Conference, we shared our 'top ten' accomplishments; what's new and what we've achieved since our 2015 conference. A lot ha...

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3RNet Accomplishments
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This post comes to us from our 3RNet Annual Conference Gold Level Sponsor, PracticeLink! Whether you’re a rookie physician recruiter just getti...

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Annual Conference, Sponsor, PracticeLink, Immigration
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Interested in practicing or working on Washington State? Our Washington 3RNet member reached out to a couple facilities throughout the state and asked them to share a bit about themselves and the work they do for their communities.

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Featured Member, Washington State, Facility Highlight
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We’re excited to unveil our new 3RNet website! We would be remiss if we didn’t share with you what we’re most excited about on our new and improved 3RNet.org. Here are five features you can look for when exploring the updated 3RNet website:

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New 3RNet Website
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As the 3RNet member for North Dakota, I am always on the lookout for new and better ways to help our rural North Dakota communities connect with potential candidates in the medical field. 

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North Dakota, community showcase
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How well do you know rural Rhode Island? Check out these five facts about the nation's smallest state from our Rhode Island member, Jill D'Errico!

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With more than 70 member centers throughout the state, the Texas Association of Community Health Centers (TACHC) Recruitment and Retention Department serves as a valuable resource to its members by recruiting high quality healthcare professionals and improving overall staff retention.

Learn more about how TACHC adds value to Texas. Click through to read the entire blog post.

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Texas, TACHC, Associate Member, Recruitment and Retention
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Tennessee is a great place to work, live, and play! Tennessee is an awesome place to hang your HAT. Music is a great part of the State’s History, but we have so much more to offer. Looking for a great place to raise your kids, Tennessee is here. Looking for fun activities for the family such as...

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Featured State, Tennessee, Member Posts
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There are several state and federal incentive programs in Nebraska which are used to address health care provider shortages. Each of the incentive programs offer significant resource assistance to help recruit and retain health care providers in underserved areas.

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We've compiled Annual Survey responses from all 53 3RNet organizational members and the result is our 2014-2015 Annual Report! 

Here are five of our favorite highlights from the report: 

  1. Placements: Great Member Work Results in Improved Access
  2. Registrations – Candidates Continue to Trust 3RNet.org
  3. Wide Scope of 3RNet Members
  4. Collaboration is Key! 3RNet as a Catalyst of Workforce Collaboration in States
  5. 3RNet is GROWING. Improving Technology + More Education = Expanding  Our Reach.

Read the full blog post to learn more!

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Annual Report
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Recently in conversations with member Community Health Centers across the state, there has been an interesting trend in former Mainers “coming home,” looking to come back to the state they grew up in to raise families, rediscover nature, or give back to the state that gave them so much.

We continue to promote job openings across the state for several aspects of the medical field. A simple search of Maine’s current openings reveal openings ranging from CEO of Sacopee Valley Health Center, an hour outside of Portland (recently voted one of America’s coziest cities) to a physician of family medicine in Harrington, one of the many “Downeast” towns that allow access to Maine’s scenic coast.

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Since 2012, when the Indian Health Service (IHS) became an organizational partner, we have enjoyed a mutually beneficial relationship with 3RNet National Rural Recruitment and Retention Network.

IHS and 3RNet share the common mission of engaging primary health care professionals and helping them to find jobs in rural and underserved areas throughout the country. Our national identity and marketing brand blends seamlessly with the mission and vision of 3RNet.

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Indian Health Service, Featured Member, IHS
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Interested in Wyoming? Read below to learn more about opportunities across Wyoming through the Wyoming Primary Care Association.

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Wyoming, Primary Care Association, Wyoming Health Care Facilities
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Attention facilities! Do you promote these strengths when talking with candidates? Use these tips from our Pennsylvania member, Judd Mellinger-Blouch, to make the most of how you advertise your jobs and facility!

The competition to recruit physicians and other providers is fierce and getting fiercer. Large health systems have an advantage because they offer bigger salaries and more resources. But 3RNet members and their affiliated health facilities have advantages.

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Pennsylvania, 3RNet Advantage, Why Rural, Why Underserved, Health Facility Advantages
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Besides being husband and wife, Annika and Geoff Maly are family medicine residents set to Work, Play and Live in Oregon beginning September 2016. Here are the experiences and insights they’ve shared on what led them here. 

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The old saying goes, “it takes a village”. We have reason to believe that saying originated with our Illinois member, Julie Casper, who has created a “village” so impressively effective when it comes to connecting health professionals with rural and underserved communities, we had to write an entire blog post acknowledging their achievements!

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Mikaila Holt is the manager of the itinerant Public Health Nurse team based out of the Fairbanks, Alaska, Public Health Center.  She leads a team of four itinerant public health nurses that cover the 32 villages and communities of Alaska’s interior region.

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Alaska, Public Health Nurses, Nursing
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Interested in practicing in Idaho? Check out this latest blog post from and featuring Bear Lake Memorial Hospital, a small critical access hospital in southeastern Idaho. 

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2015 was another busy year for 3RNet! Here’s a recap of some big accomplishments we saw over the past year.

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2015 Recap
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It's always great to hear when our members work closely with other organizations in their states who share our mission. One example of an outstanding partnership comes from our member in Arizona. We spent some time with the three entities that work together in the Grand Canyon state to find out more about the importance of partnering.

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3RNet Member, Arizona
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Suzette Hohwieler is a Physician Recruiter for Avera McKennan in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She and her organization use 3RNet to help meet their recruitment needs for their upper Midwest based health care system, Avera.

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South Dakota, Avera, Suzette Hohwieler
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Renee Fullerton, the J-1 visa waiver program manager for the Washington State Department of Health, and 3RNet member since 2012, has been named the 2015 Kennedy-Kafer Service Award recipient.

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Jan Hurst, this year’s Moskol Award recipient, was 3RNet’s member in Kentucky from before 3RNet was incorporated into an association until her retirement in January 2014, while she was still a member of 3RNet’s board of directors. Jan’s work was pivotal in getting 3RNet established as an independent organization.

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3RNet Annual Conference, Moskol Award, Jan Hurst, Kentucky
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Dr. Robert Epstein, a family medicine physician with Family Medicine Port Angeles, a rural health clinic located in Washington. Dr. Epstein is also an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Washington, and uses 3RNet to easily help find physicians who are a good match for his practice.

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Washington, RTTs, Family Medicine Physician
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We're heading to Portland, OR next week (August 31 - September 3) for the 2015 Rural Health Summit, 3RNet's 2015 Annual Conference. 

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3RNet, Annual Conference, Rural Health Summit, Portland
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Jona Gorra, M.D., FACP is a practicing Internal Medicine physician, managing partner of two practices: DC Medical Services, LLC and Seaford Internal Medicine, LLC in Delaware, and uses 3RNet to post jobs and find physicians interested in joining her practice.

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Delaware, 3RNet Success Stories
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This post comes to us from our organizational member in Rhode Island, Jill D'Errico. Jill is a Senior Public Health Promotion Specialist for Rhode Island's Office of Primary Care and Rural Health.

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This week's featured member, the Cherokee Nation, has a great video if you've ever considered practicing medicine and "choosing Cherokee".

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Congratulations! You’ve finished medical school and are on to your next step toward becoming a practicing physician. 

You’re probably excited; there is a lot of ‘new’ in your life right now: New adventure, maybe a new city, and of course lots of new things to learn. Don’t fret – we are here to help! 

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Resident, New Residents, 3RNet Resources
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Phillips County Hospital, a six-bed critical access hospital in rural Malta, Montana is one of many hospitals that works with 3RNet’s member in Montana, MHA – an Association of Montana Hospitals. Phillips County’s CEO, Ward VanWichen, shared with us some of his hospital’s success and how it relates to retaining great providers.

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We took some time to learn more about the innovative programs Maryland has going in their state from our Maryland 3RNet member, Temi Oshiyoye. She was able to share some successful programs her state is currently running, in addition to a program their hopeful will get off the ground and soon be running.

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SLRP, Featured State, Maryland, Tax Credit Program, Rural Residency Track
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Members are the heart of 3RNet's national network. This highlight of our associate member in Texas, Texas Association of Community Health Centers, comes to us from TACHC's employee and dedicated 3RNet member Anita Mitchell.

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The candidate pool of new primary care physicians seeking rural practice opportunities is small. Honing in on the attributes most likely to predict a candidate’s affinity for rural practice is critical to recruiting the right person for a long career in your community.

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Like many of our members, our Nebraska member Tom Rauner (in addition to his role as a 3RNet member) wears many ‘hats’ in his day-to-day professional life. Tom shared with us a unique example of several responsibilities coming together to improve health care in Nebraska through his work with a longtime partner, Rebecca Rayman.

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Nebraska, Board of Directors, Primary Care Office, 3RNet Partners
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We had the pleasure of engaging in a "Q & A" with Ann Cranford, Our Tennessee member and a 3RNet board member. Ann shared so much with us - from what's new in Tennessee to what's to be part of 3RNet and serve on our board.

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Tennessee, Ann Cranford, 3RNet Board of Directors, J-1 Visa Waivers
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3RNet members have totaled how many health professionals they were able to place in rural or underserved communities and the results are impressive. Over its last fiscal year, the national nonprofit added $1.87 billion in economic impact and helped add 32,591 jobs across the country.

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Annual Report, 2013-2014 Annual Survey, Impact
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A place of humble farmers and tight-knit families, rural Kansas normally receives little attention. But a hard-working doctor may be bucking the trend. Jennifer Brull, M.D., has practiced in Plainville, population 2,000, for 11 years, and in that time, has garnered numerous national honors.

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Kansas, Jennifer Brull, Rural Practice
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When should I start my job search? The answer is…right now! Although you may not want to begin site visits until closer to the end of your training, it’s never too early to begin thinking about what type of practice you want to have, as well as the community in which you want to live.

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We can hardly believe it - we've been blogging for a whole year! We're looking back on a great year of telling our story and looking forward to many more blog posts!

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This blog post comes to us from our current featured member, Maine! Read on to find out more about the Pine Tree State.

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From our organizational member, Indian Health Service, read more about IHS' relationship with 3RNet and how they benefit from belonging to our national network.

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Indian Health Service, Organizational Member, Member Blog Post
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This year marks 20 years since 3RNet began helping connect health care professionals with jobs in rural and underserved areas across the country. We would be remiss if, in celebrating our 20-year history, we didn’t take some time and showcase 3RNet’s founder, Fred Moskol. Although there are many people who deserve much credit in forming 3RNet, Fred is arguably the biggest reason there is a 3RNet today.

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Fred Moskol, 20 Years of 3RNet
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This blog post comes to us from our Pennsylvania member, Judd Mellinger-Blouch. Judd discusses his work in partnering with a key organization in his state, the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians (PAFP).

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Pennsylvania, Partners, Judd Mellinger-Blouch
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Despite the many differences you could tally between our members, there are several basic things they all have in common. One commonality you can find with any 3RNet member is they strive to be the trusted resource in their state for both job seekers and employers.

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Oregon, Julie Hoffer, Curry Health Network
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The old saying goes, “it takes a village”. We have reason to believe that saying originated with our Illinois member, Julie Casper, who has created a “village” so impressively effective when it comes to connecting health professionals with rural and underserved communities, we had to write an entire blog post acknowledging their achievements!

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3RNet Member, Illinois, Partnerships
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In 2015 we’re celebrating 20 years of 3RNet! We’re proud of this accomplishment and will be sharing blog posts related to our 20 year anniversary throughout the year.

We thought, what better way to kick off 20 years of 3RNet than by sharing some insights from our Executive Director, Mike Shimmens! Mike started with 3RNet as a member himself, and grew with the organization through the years until in 2012 he was hired to replace Tim Skinner.

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Mike Shimmens, 20 Years of 3RNet
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3RNet is a great tool for its group of dedicated nonprofit members. These members often times have strict limitations for budgets and travel due to state government regulations. However, these limitations don’t deter our members from serving the rural and underserved communities of their state, it often simply requires them to be more innovative in their approach. 


This type of innovation has been at the forefront of two recent projects in Florida and South Dakota. Our member in these two states saw an opportunity to provide better service, but instead of trying to create a project completely from scratch, they leaned on 3RNet to help create efficiencies and ultimately get the projects done

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Florida, South Dakota, Innovation
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Morehouse Community Medical Centers, Inc., is looking for a dentist to start a brand new practice that would serve their three regular clinic sites, two school-based sites, and a mobile dental site that cover two rural areas in north-central Louisiana.

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FQHC, Louisiana, Dentist Opening
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John Williams, administrator and CEO at Oneida County Hospital in Malad City, Idaho, is the perfect example of someone running a rural hospital: he’s extremely busy, wears many hats every single day, and he uses resources like 3RNet to make running his organization smoother.

Busy might not even cover how to describe John’s professional life. When we spoke with him, he was also driving around town looking for potential rental properties for a new hire: a physician and his family. It made for an entertaining conversation, and we’re grateful to John for taking time from his busy day to visit with us.

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2014 was quite the transitional year for 3RNet! We thought the best way to summarize all the changes our organization has seen was to compile this “top 10” list. So, here it is…the top 10 things 3RNet accomplished in 2014:

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3RNet, 2014, Year End List
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Oklahoma…where the wind blows? We’d rather think of Oklahoma how our OK member, Alison Williams, does: the best of both worlds.

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Oklahoma
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3RNet welcomes three new directors to its nine-member board. Sticking with tradition, the board transitioned both outgoing and incoming members at 3RNet’s Annual Conference in September. At a recent meeting the board named officers, including Tom Rauner from Nebraska being selected as the president-elect.

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Scott Rollett works for a Federally Qualified Health Center with five locations in south central Indiana. He spent a few minutes telling us how he works with Indiana’s 3RNet member, the Indiana Primary Health Care Association, and why that relationship is so important for the facilities he helps staff.

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FQHC, 3RNet Member, Indiana, Windrose Health Network
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Our Hawaii member, Scott Daniels, let us pick his brain about rural health, his leadership roles, and of course we had to ask a question or two about the great state of Hawaii. Learn more about Scott and how he works to improve rural health in a very unique state!

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Scott Daniels, Hawaii, Featured State, Meet our Members
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One of our favorite is getting to meet health professionals in all stages of training and practice who know (or are learning) about who 3RNet is and what we do. We had the chance to reconnect with one such professional, Ifedolapo Sulyman Olanrewaju. Ifedolapo, or “Dolapo” had already heard of 3RNet, but stopped by our booth anyway. Not only did he get some more great information that will help him as he searches for a job, he is the lucky recipient of the $250 gift card we gave away for this event!

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Gift Card Winner, Family Physicians, AAFP Scientific Assembly 2014
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November 20 marks an important event for those of us in the ‘rural health world’ – National Rural Health Day. Started by the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH), National Rural Health Day is a day where we want to recognize the importance of rural and celebrate the good things happening in rural areas.


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National Rural Health Day, NOSORH, Celebrating the Power of Rural
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Dr. Mark Deutchman, professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, is a great role model for anyone interested in practicing medicine in a rural area. We spent a few minutes with him and asked him some questions about why he is so passionate about rural health care.

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We exhibited at the AAFP Scientific Assembly last week in Washington, D.C. We had such a great time we had to put together a list of some highlights!

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AAFP Scientific Assembly, 2014, Family Physicians
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Melissa Candelaria was the recipient of the Kennedy-Kafer Service Award, a new award presented at 3RNet's annual conference in honor of recently retired 3RNet employees Nikki Kennedy-Kafer and Jerry Kafer.

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Melissa Candelaria, 3RNet Annual Conference, Kennedy-Kafer Service Award
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National Health Service Corps is celebrating Corps Community Day on October 9, and we are excited to help them promote this event. Corps Community Day is a day to celebrate the impact of the NHSC on improving access to health care and highlighting the importance of the primary care workforce as a whole.

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The 2014 recipient of the Fred Moskol award is Mary Amundson, who works for the School of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of North Dakota.


Mary has made dozens of contributions to rural health, specifically recruitment and retention efforts. Her achievements go far beyond her home state of North Dakota. Mary has had a nationwide impact with her work. She has been the Primary Care Office Director for North Dakota since 1989 and was a member of 3RNet at its inception in 1995.


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2014 Annual Conference, Fred Moskol Leadership Award, Mary Amundson
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We spent last week in Denver, Colorado for our 19th annual conference with many 3RNet members, partners, sponsors, and others interested in recruitment and retention efforts for rural and underserved areas across the country. 

To recap this wonderful event, we’ve put together a list of “Six of our Favorite Things from our 2014 Annual Conference” 

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3RNet is hosting its 19th Annual Conference for members, partners, and professionals interested in recruitment and retention efforts in rural and underserved areas next week in beautiful Denver, Colorado. The conference will take place September 16-18, 2014 at the Crowne Plaza in downtown Denver, and will feature several national experts on topics related to recruiting and retaining health care professionals.

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María ‘’Pía’’ Castillo Trujillo, a second year Family Medicine resident at the University of Washington, is the recipient of the $250 gift card from 3RNet’s booth at the AAFP National Conference in Kansas City August 7-9. Conference attendees who registered on 3RNet.org were entered into a drawing for an Amazon gift card, and Pía was randomly selected. Congrats, Pía!

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We spent a few minutes with Jacob Parsons, our new 3RNet member for the state of South Dakota, to learn more about his role in recruiting and retaining health professionals to South Dakota and what he's looking forward to as a 3RNet member.

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3RNet is exhibiting at the 2014 AAFP National Conference in Kansas City this week. Here are six reasons why you should make sure and take the time to visit us (booths 1832, 1833, & 935)!

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We spent a few minutes visiting with Jen about her role as Ohio’s 3RNet member, working to support health care in Ohio through recruitment and retention, and what makes Ohio unique.

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3RNet will be returning to Kansas City August 7th-9th for the annual AAFP National Conference. Stop by booths 1832 and 1833 to learn more about how 3RNet members can be your trusted resource for loan repayment information, the J-1 Visa Waiver process, and rural and underserved jobs. 

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Congratulations new medical residents! We've compiled a list of five things you should keep in mind as you take the next step in your career and begin your residency.

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3RNet’s newest member, Stacy Kusler, is already hard at work serving the rural and underserved residents of North Dakota.

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The Federal Virginia State Loan Repayment Program (VA-SLRP) is a federal grant. VA-SLRP grants participants educational loan repayment in exchange for at least two (2) years of service in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) in Virginia. 

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There's more to explore in Montana! If you’ve considered working and playing in Big Sky Country, you know there’s more to consider than spectacular views and an abundance of wildlife. That’s where MHA – An Association of Montana Healthcare Providers comes in.

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Boone County, Nebraska has achieved eliminating their status as a health professional shortage area. Read about their experience and how our Nebraska 3RNet member, Tom Rauner, has played a part in helping ensure Boone County has access to health care.

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We are excited to announce a brand new resource, the 3RNet Career and Life Planning Portal, powered by Adventures in Medicine. This new portal is full of hundreds of validated, tested, quality resources that have been designed by Adventures in Medicine, and tailored by 3RNet. Each and every one of these interactive resources is now available to all 3RNet members, through their existing membership.

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The Top Six Communication Cues That A Physician Candidate Will Be a Great Fit for Your Practice.

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Minnesota promotes health care initiatives aimed at preparing for population health management. At the state level, Minnesota is working to create a progressive health care environment through collaboration between providers, payers, and the state.

When it comes to health care reform, Minnesota is proactive. Why? Minnesotans understand the importance of providing quality health care and mandating advances such as electronic health records. If you are a progressive provider and want to work in an innovative state, check out the Minnesota job postings and come work in Minnesota.


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The New Mexico Annual Health Provider Retreat is taking place June 5-7, 2014 in Taos. This New Mexico-specific continuing education conference is designed as a retention initiative for health professionals practicing in rural and underserved areas of the state. The conference addresses a wide variety of interests to medical, dental and health administrative professionals working in New Mexico.

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We had a great time exhibiting at the American College of Physicians’ Internal Medicine 2014 conference in Orlando, Florida April 10-12!

We had many questions about Internal Medicine jobs across the country and J1 Visas. We've compiled a short synopsis of (in general) the answers and information we were able to share.

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National nonprofit adds $978 million in economic impact, helps add 22,494 jobs


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Nebraska has many options if you’re considering working in a rural or underserved area. We’ve compiled information on several pertinent recruitment and retention topics from the Nebraska Office of Rural Health’s website including information on:

  • Recruitment and Retention Assistance in Nebraska
  • State-Funded Student Loan and Loan Repayment Programs
  • Federal Scholarship and Loan Repayment Programs
  • State and Federal Shortage Areas
  • Nebraska's State 30 J1 Visa Waiver Program
  • Health Care Facilities Designated to Serve Underserved Areas or Populations

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Ruth James, MD, MPH, knew she wanted to work in an underserved area. With the help of the New Hampshire 3RNet member, BiState Primary Care Association, Dr. James was able to easily and comfortably reach that goal. Read about her experience finding the job she wanted through 3RNet.

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There are several unique programs if you are interested in working in Kansas' rural or underserved areas.

  • Discover how you can pay back your school while working in Kansas
  • Explore tools to help you find a job in Kansas
  • Learn about temporary medical coverge for physicians in rural Kansas communities

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Starting a new job is an exciting, somewhat nerve-wracking time. At 3RNet, our goal is to help as many physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals find a job they love in a rural or underserved area. The tables have turned a bit – we are welcoming some new employees to our 3RNet family.

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Tom Tucker is the first recipient of the Fred Moskol Leadership Award presented at the 3RNet Annual Conference in St. Louis.

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Learn more about Fredric E. Moskol, for whom the 3RNet Leadership Award is named.

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We are pleased to announce 3RNet now offers a mobile website! When you access 3RNet.org on a mobile phone, you will be seamlessly directed to the mobile site. On the mobile site, you can: 

  • Easily search for and view opportunities 
  • Login to view full opportunity details
  • Login to save opportunities to your favorites for viewing later (access the website from a desktop computer, login, and click the green “profile” button at the top right to access your saved favorites). 

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In the spring of 2012, directors of Primary Care Offices and other health workforce leaders in 11 states joined to form the Multi-State/NHSC Retention Collaborative.  This report provides information from an online survey commissioned by the Collaborative addressing clinicians in the NHSC Loan Repayment and Scholarship Programs, as well as six programs run by 5 of the 11 states.

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This toolkit includes worksheets, sample surveys, agendas, and plans that may be utilized with primary care and psychiatric physicians, physician assistants, advanced practice nurses, mental health providers, dentists and dental hygienists, although many of the samples are based on physician retention. 

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Check out this brief article published by the American Medical News (amednews.com) which quotes 3RNet Executive Director Mike Shimmens, and Randy Munson, manager of the New Physicians for Wisconsin Program of the Wisconsin Office of Rural Health. Read the article here. 

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