Patrick Goetzinger, co-chair, Project Rural Practice Task Force
Maria Kefalas, author, Hollowing Out the Middle: The Rural Brain Drain and What It Means for America
Byron Crouse, program director, Wisconsin Rural Physician Residency Assistance Program
Rural brain drain is not a new phenomenon, but some rural communities are trying to attract doctors and lawyers in new ways. In March, South Dakota became the first state to pass a law that offers annual subsidies to lawyers who agree to live and work in rural areas.