A collaboration between The RTT Collaborative (RTTC), the American Academy of Family Physicians Residency Program Solutions (RPS), and the Rural Residency Planning and Development Technical Assistance Center (RRPD-TAC)


To establish an iterative learning community over time and across organizations and experience levels regarding the provision of community-engaged, credible, reliable, and up-to-date consultations to current and developing rural residency programs and their sponsoring institutions, in a variety of specialties.

For a full description of how the learning community evolved and how it functions, download the current draft of the group’s guiding document. Rural-Residency-Consultant-Learning-Community-January-2023.pdf (259.33 KB pdf)

Current participants include 6 family physicians, 3 internal medicine physicians, 1 psychiatrist – from North Carolina to the State of Washington.

Sessions include case presentations alternating with topical discussions in the domains of competence important to providing consultation in rural graduate medical education.Domains-of-Competence-in-Rural-Residency-Consulting-6-15-2022.pdf (157.46 KB pdf)


Quotes from learning community participants

“What a wonderful group of colleagues!”

“(I) really learn from the presentations but even more so from the active dialogue afterwards.”

“Thrilled to be part of this engaged and passionate group. I’ve learned a lot already about the ‘art of the consultation.'”


Applications closed for 2023, for academic year 2023-2024

(Requires 3 uploads, a letter of interest, a CV, and a letter of support)


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Members of the Steering Committee:

  • Randall Longenecker, MD (RTTC), Chair – Virginia
  • Beverly Cline (AAFP/RPS) – Missouri
  • Sarah Cabrera (RRPD-TAC) – North Carolina
  • Roger Bush, MD (CLC participant representative) – Washington
  • Bryan Hodge, DO (CLC participant representative) – North Carolina
  • Darin Bell, MD (CLC participant representative) – Montana