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Table 2 Characteristics of the health centers of the pilot test participants

From: Development and validation of the Readiness to Train Assessment Tool (RTAT)

Health center’s overall stage of engagement with health professions training programs a (N = 201) N (%)
 Early stage- awareness of health professions training programs 44 21.9
 Planning for implementation of first HPT program 18 9.0
 Implementation of first HPT program 16 8.0
 Sustaining first HPT program 38 18.9
 Expansion of additional HPT programs 85 42.3
Type(s) of health professions training programs at health center a (N = 211) N (%)
 Not engaged in health professions training program(s) 11 5.2
 Informal training (e.g., shadowing, rotations, experiential training) 135 64.0
 Established affiliation agreements with academic institutions to host students 162 76.8
 Formal agreements with individual students 100 47.4
 Directly sponsoring accredited or accreditation eligible training programs (across all disciplines and education levels) 86 40.7
 Other 17 8.1
Past, current, or future health professions training efforts at the health center are at the following educational level(s) a (N = 211) N (%)
 Certificate 113 53.6
 Paraprofessional 65 30.8
 Undergraduate 95 45.0
 Graduate 161 76.3
 Post-Professional 112 53.1
Past, current, or future health professions training efforts at the health center are in the following clinical discipline(s) a (N = 212) N (%)
 Medical (MD, NP, PA, CNM, MA, Pharmacist) 180 84.9
 Nursing (RN, LPN) 129 60.8
 Dental (Dentist, Dental Hygienist, Dental Assistant) 109 51.4
 Behavioral Health (Psychiatry, Psychiatric NP, PsyD, MA-Level Therapist) 138 65.1
 Other 44 20.7
Approximate number of students/trainees trained per year at the health center (N = 201) N (%)
 0–25 132 65.7
 26–50 28 13.9
 51–100 22 10.9
  > 100 19 9.5
Number of unduplicated patients in the most recent 12-month period (N = 200) N (%)
 Under 25,000 93 46.5
 25,000-99,999 76 38
 100,000-200,000 24 12
 Over 200,000 7 3.5
Health center’s current certification status for Patient Centered Medical Home (N = 200) N (%)
 Level I 18 9
 Level II 28 14
 Level III 119 59.5
 Not certified 35 17.5
Site(s) of the health professions training program designated as rural (N = 194) N (%)
 Yes 83 42.8
 No 101 52.1
 Uncertain 10 5.2
  1. a Respondents were allowed to select multiple options for this question