Utah Center for Rural Health coordinates the 3RNet Recruitment and Retention Program in the state of Utah. The 3RNet is a resource that links physicians, mid-level providers and allied health professionals with facilities recruiting for these positions.
If you are a healthcare provider, resident or student looking for a practice opportunity in Utah, visit 3RNet to see our list of current openings.
If you are a healthcare facility or community wanting to recruit a physician, mid-level or allied health provider, visit 3RNet and post your current openings.
3RNet is also a valued resource for information on Health Professions Shortage Areas, Loan Repayment and the J-1 Visa Waiver Program.
Registered candidates also have access to our Career and Life Planning resources and our Candidate Job Search Resource Library.
The Utah Center for Rural Health administers the 3RNet Program on behalf of the State of Utah, Department of Health, Division of Family Health and Preparedness, Bureau of Primary Care, Office of Primary Care and Rural Health, through the FLEX, SOHR and PCO programs.
“3RNET works to improve rural and underserved communities’ access to quality healthcare through the recruitment and retention of physicians and other healthcare professionals, development of community based recruitment and retention activities, and national advocacy relative to rural and underserved healthcare workforce issues.”
Since January 1st, 2020, we have had 143 jobs posted, 4,191 candidates logged in with an interest in Utah, 3,488 Utah jobs viewed, and 733 new candidates registered with an interest in Utah. We look forward to helping many more providers come to our rural Utah communities to provide services to those in need here!
Craig Batty, DO
As a high school student from Hurricane, Utah, Craig Batty participated in two Utah AHEC (Utah Area Health Education Center) Health Career Exploration Summer Camps at Southern Utah University. These experiences helped launch him into a career in medicine. He describes the camp as “...a fantastic way to find out if medicine is for you.”
After medical school at the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, he completed a rotation as a family practice resident through the AHEC Rural Rotation program. “I worked in Manti on a rotation and fell in love with small town living and rural medicine. It lead me to choose a job in Vernal.” On completing his residency in Family Medicine at the Merrill Gappmayer Family Medicine Center in Provo, he was recruited by the Ashley Regional Medical Center through the Utah 3RNet resource.
Through his experience in Manti, Dr. Batty learned that rural medicine provides advantages such as breadth of practice and small town living. As a rural healthcare provider, Dr. Batty has also qualified for help with student loan repayment.
Dr. Batty’s advice to pre-health students:
“Take a rotation in a rural area and see what it is about!”