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California Oregon Medical Partnership to Address Disparities in Rural Education and Health (COMPADRE)

Healthcare Industry

Organizations Involved

Occupations Involved

Workforce Development Focus

Workforce Issues Addressed

4-Year IHE

Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU); UC Davis

Medical students, other: residents

Increasing number of healthcare workers

Attracting and training individuals to work in a healthcare profession; providing a benefit or incentive that encourages individuals to pursue a healthcare profession


The California Oregon Medical Partnership to Address Disparities in Education and Health (COMPADRE) is a collaborative program between UC Davis and Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) medical schools, and 30+ graduate medical education programs across 10 health care systems. COMPADRE's purpose is to bolster the physician workforce in underserved urban, rural and tribal communities in the Sacramento and Portland areas, to ultimately improve community members' access to quality healthcare. COMPADRE is funded by a grant from the American Medical Association's "Reimagining Residency" initiative. Some action steps of COMPADRE are to employ innovative admissions practices into undergraduate medical education (UME) and graduate medical education (GME) by recruiting and supporting diverse candidates; to improve the UME to GME transition by providing students with individualized learning plans; to integrate students into target communities to prepare them for practice; and to enhance trainees' wellbeing by developing a supportive learning community.

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