Training Opportunities

BRTA provides training opportunities to their member organizations through TelehealthVillage and STAR Telehealth. For more information, click on the logos below.

TelehealthVillage is a collaboration between the University of Virginia (UVA) Karen S. Rheuban Center for Telehealth, the Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center and the University of Virginia (UVA) Office of Continuing Medical Education. The vision of TelehealthVillage is to become the trusted, go to learning resource for telehealth fundamentals, technology, practice, policy, business development, and innovation and specialty applications.

The Southside Telehealth Training Academy and Resource Center (STAR) is a premier training program for health care providers seeking to use advanced telemedicine and telehealth systems to improve access to quality healthcare for rural and medically-underserved populations. New College Institute’s STAR Telehealth program provides an opportunity for continuing education, career advancement, and professional development to equip tomorrow’s telehealth professionals to meet the rapidly growing demand for telehealth education.  Telehealth encompasses a variety of technologies to deliver and enhance virtual medical, health, and education services.

Rural Summer Immersion Program

The Rural Summer Immersion Program took place June 3-14, 2019. The goal of the rural immersion program was multifaceted and provided current healthcare students a unique opportunity to:

  • Learn about healthcare in rural hospitals and other care facilities
  • Discover advanced telehealth capabilities
  • Work with community-based organizations
  • Navigate interdisciplinary teams
  • Address opioid misuse in rural communities
  • Experience life in small towns and rural areas

Such opportunities serve to foster a connection between the students and the people and atmosphere of the rural community, optimistically resulting in their intent to live and work in an underserved area upon graduation.

Rural Summer Immersion Program Participants