Medical Education and Training


Education and training can play a significant role in determining health care professionals' proficiency with the most recent interventions and technologies. Training programs and policies also have important implications for labor market issues in the health care sector. RAND examines how education and training relate to care delivery and quality of care throughout the health care industry.

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    Designing the Health System–Community Pathways Program for African American Children and Young Adults

    Low representation of African American/Black individuals in the health care workforce can be traced to a history of exclusionary practices that leave them less likely to pursue health careers. A pathway program aims to increase representation of African American/Black communities in the health care workforce and improve the quality of their educational and work experiences.

    Apr 14, 2022

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    Mental Health First Aid: Training People to Help Others

    An innovative program trains and empowers people to not look away from those experiencing mental illness, but to listen to them, reassure them, and encourage them to get help. Most trainees of the program in New York City were still using what they had learned five years later.

    May 3, 2023

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