Celebrating Complexity in the Emerging Diversity of Rural Medical Education
April 11-13 – Spokane, Washington

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Powerpoint Presentations

Pre-conference – Wednesday PM, April 11

Rural Health Professions Education Research Design and Dissemination Studio

Welcome Dinner, Wednesday PM, April 11

Plenary #1: “Lighting the Fires of Leadership, Education and Advocacy for Rural Practice”

  • Ted Epperly, President and CEO, Family Medicine Residency of Idaho and RTT Collaborative Board member (Boise, ID)
  • Presentation Slides (pdf)

Thursday, April 12

Plenary#2: “The Continuum of Rural Medical Education

Thursday AM Workshops, April 12

Emerging Diversity: A Minorities Pipeline

  • Antonio J. Gardner, Assistant Professor of Health Promotion, Mississippi State University (representing Alabama and Mississippi)
  • Presentation Slides (pdf)

Teaching Gender Affirming Care in Rural Communities: A Critical Conversation

 The Rural Osteopathic Medical Education Program: Training for students for life and practice in rural and underserved communities

  • John Gibson, Assistant Dean, and Stacy Abraham, Research Assistant Director, ROME, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (Texas)
  • Presentation Slides (pdf)

Oregon FIRST: Family Medicine Integrated Rural Student Training

Augmenting Rural Training through Longitudinal Continuity Clinics

  • Allen Last, Program Director, Fox Valley Family Medicine Residency and Zachary Baeseman, Associate Medical Director, ThedaCare Physicians – Waupaca (Wisconsin)
  • Presentation Slides (pdf)

How to Recruit the First Residents to a new RTT

  • Rob Epstein, Site Director; Laura Diamond, Core Faculty; Jon Motts, R1; Kelsey Sholund, R1 at North Olympic Healthcare Network/Swedish Cherry Hill Family Medicine Residency, Port Angeles RTT (Washington)
  • Presentation Slides (pdf)

Build Your Pipeline: integrating a residency, an interprofessional rural campus and medical student tracks

  • Kristi Coleman, Assistant Director, Medical Student Education, and Joyce Hollander-Rodriguez, Program Director and Regional Associate Dean, OHSU-Cascades East Family Medicine Residency (Oregon)
  • Presentation Slides (pdf)

Rural Residency Coordinator Track 

No downloads, for further information contact: Kyle West, Program Coordinator, Rural Program, Central Washington Family Medicine Residency Program, Washington

  • Professional Development and Professionalism in the Coordinator Role
  • Coordinating Outreach and Engagements of Residents in the Community
  • New Program Development: Panel Discussion

Thursday PM

Plenary#3: “Speaking Up for Rural Medical Education

Thursday PM Workshops, April 12

National Institute for Program Director Development (NIPDD) Rural Fellows

Teaching Leadership Skills to Future Rural Physicians: The TRUST Experience

  • David Evans, Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Jay Erickson, Regional Dean for Montana,Toby Keys, Teaching Associate, University of Washington School of Medicine , and Lisa Benzel and Justin Thompson, students (Washington and Montana)
  • Presentation Slides (pdf)

Helping Residents Who are in Difficulty and have Challenges in Smaller and Rural Programs  – Dynamics, Differences, Struggles and Solutions

A Consortium on a Mission: Together, Create the Best Regional Physician Workforce in the Country

  • Kara Traxler, Director Rural GME Development, Wisconsin Collaborative for Rural GME; Lisa Dodson, Campus Dean, Medical College of Wisconsin – Central Wisconsin Campus; Allen Last, Program Director, Fox Valley Family Medicine Residency; and Kevin O’Connell, Director of Medical Education, Aspirus (Wisconsin)
  • Presentation Slides (pdf)

Simple, Satisfying Self-Sufficiency- We Can Make This Work Financially

  • David Smith, Program Director, North Colorado Family Medicine; David Reed, Site Director, Wray RTT; Jeff Bacon, Site Director, Sterling RTT (Colorado); Asa Ware, NCFM Faculty Liaison
  • Presentation Slides (pdf)

A University and AHEC Partnership: Creating lasting rural training as part of an urban-based University program

  • Melody Jordahl-Iafrato, Program Director, and Jerome Koleski, Rural Health Coordinator, University of Arizona College of Medicine at South Campus FMR (Arizona)
  • Presentation Slides (pdf)

Burnout Among Rural Family Physicians

  • Amy Hogue, Associate Program Director, and Mark Huntingdon, Program Director, Sioux Falls Family Medicine Residency Program and Pierre RTT, University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine (South Dakota)
  • Presentation Slides (pdf)

Interprofessional Care: Moving from Silos to Synergy

  • David Rebedew, Core Faculty, and Lori Rodefeld, Medical Education Coach/Supervisor, Monroe Clinic Rural Family Medicine Residency (Wisconsin)
  • Presentation Slides (pdf)

New Program Exploration

Friday AM Conference on the Move, April 13

Trip to Colville, WA, and the nation’s first RTT
Visit to the Spokane Teaching Health Clinic on the Washington State University Spokane campus