Development of an Evidence-Based Rural Physician Recruitment Plan

Des Moines, IA US
March 30, 2012

There is no cost to attend and registration is not required.

Hosted by the Master of Health Care Administration program. 

Target Audience

Des Moines University faculty, staff, and students.


  1. Identify trends in primary care physician supply in the United States and Iowa.
  2. Compare and contrast methods to project physician demand within a market.
  3. Consider the role of medical education, lifestyle factors and physician background in fostering an appreciation for rural primary care practice.
  4. Consider the role of a rural hospitalist service in enhancing physician and patient satisfaction and improving the quality of inpatient hospital care.


Eric Neverman, D.O.’12

Eric Neverman, a dual degree D.O./M.H.A. student and DMU Rural Medicine Education Pathway scholarship recipient, completed both his MHA internship and capstone at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital, where he created a proposal for a rural hospitalist service and developed a plan for continued physician recruitment.  In 2011, this progressive 25 bed critical access hospital located in Grundy Center, IA, was named as one of Modern Healthcare’s Best 100 Places to Work in Healthcare.

Mr.  Neverman indicated he has no financial relationships to disclose relevant to the content of this CME activity.

Continuing Education Credit

AOA:  Des Moines University and the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education approve this program for a maximum of 1.0 hour of AOA Category 2-A CME credits. 
Other:  Attendees will receive 1.0 hour of continuing education contact hours.



Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
03/30/2012 - 12:00pm CDT
Event ends: 
03/30/2012 - 1:00pm CDT
Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
SEC #115
Des Moines, IA 50312
United States

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)


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