Celebrating Complexity in the Emerging Diversity of Rural Medical Education

2018 RTT Collaborative Annual Meeting
April 11-13, 2018 – Spokane and Colville, Washington

Call for Presentations now open through November 26 (See below for form)! Meeting registration will open in late December.

The RTT Collaborative holds an annual meeting in a location generally hosted each year by one of the Collaborative’s participants. This year’s meeting is in Spokane and Colville, Washington, home to the Spokane Teaching Health Center and the nation’s first “1-2 RTT.”

Since the first RTT in Colville, Washington, was granted accreditation as an experimental program more than 30 years ago, rural medical education programs in the United States have never stopped innovating! From one novel solution have come many. From a simple rule, the “1-2 format,” creative educators and program directors have elaborated a wonderful diversity of programs, each uniquely adapted to its rural community and surprisingly for some of them, also diverse in the prevailing sense of that term.

All rural programs, including free-standing programs located in a rural place, have adapted to address the needs of their communities, meet the standards of accreditation and negotiate the complexities of medical education finance in a glorious variety of ways.

Our community of practice in rural medical education now includes rural tracks in medical school and in residency, rurally-located programs and rural-centric urban programs, programs in specialties other than family medicine, even other health professions, all of them essential to rural communities.

Propose a workshop or lecture-discussion (download RTTC Proposal-Form-2018)

Actively participate by submitting a proposal for a workshop or lecture discussion. All attendees are invited to participate in a pre-conference rural health professions education research Design and Dissemination Studio, and those who do so will be eligible for a $500 travel and meeting allowance, courtesy of Rural PREP, the collaborative for Rural Primary care Research Education and Practice. However, individuals who are accepted to present rural primary care health professions education research in a workshop or lecture-discussion may be eligible for a $1,000 allowance.

To download a form for submitting a presentation proposal, click here.

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