Microresearch is a community-based research approach that supports, with small “seed grant” funding, locally generated and implemented projects leading to local solutions to problems in underserved communities, resulting in big impact.

What is Microresearch

Microresearch improves rural health professions education by engaging learners in scholarly activity. The program, founded and managed by Rural PREP for four years before transferring under RTTC, was inspired by the Africa MicroResearch organization,
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Annual Meeting April 2021 – Online

Rethinking the Pipeline to Rural Practice A national meeting online, hosted by our participating rural program in Tyler and Pittsburg, Texas April 7-9, 2021 2021-RTTC-Annual-Meeting-Agenda-Final.pdf (815 KB pdf) Plenary and Special Topic Videos and Powerpoint Presentations Wednesday, April 7, 2021 Day 1:  Many Paths to Rural Practice Plenary #1: “An Unexpected Journey” Beverly Waddleton DO, Family Physician, UT Health East Texas Physicians, Quitman,
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Annual Scholarly Intensive

Coming Soon! 2023 Annual Scholarly Intensive for Rural Programs


One theme consistently identified in surveys of rural residency programs over the past ten years is the need for resources, faculty development, and technical assistance in promoting and conducting scholarly activity, including research in rural medical education. Join us for our annual one-day virtual Scholarly Intensive, taking place in early 2023. Stay tuned for more information

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Newsletter Archives

Click the links to download PDF versions of our past newsletters! 2022
  • June Newsletter 2022 (3 MB pdf)
    (Peer visit spotlight, Participating Program highlights, Time to Renew, Rural Residency Fest Announcement, the first separately accredited rural track program in rural surgery, Rural PDU, Annual Meeting highlights, and more!)
  • March 2022 Newsletter.pdf (3 MB pdf)
    (Rural PDU, Informing Policy and Incremental Design,
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