Past Newsletters

September 2018 Newsletter

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Are you a “sole beacon” or a part of an “organic community,” or perhaps both? In the September 2018 newsletter, Dr. Longenecker explores these metaphors and their application to the work of the RTT Collaborative. Also read about National Conference, NIPDD, a spotlight on the North Colorado Family Medicine residency programs and next year’s Annual Meeting in Maine.

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June Newsletter

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Read the June 2018 Newsletter! The RTT Collaborative has launched a new recognition program for any residency program – rural or urban that has a graduation rate of >35% to rural practice on a 3-year rolling average. Also read about the new “Rural Physician Workforce Production Act of 2018 (S3014) just introduced in the Senate this week!

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Photography Contest Winners 2018

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The RTT Collaborative issued a call for photographs depicting rural health education and training, and this year’s photography contest winners were announced at The RTT Collaborative Annual Meeting in Spokane, Washington, in April 2018. Each picture chosen represents one or more domains of competence needed for rural practice. Stay tuned for next year’s contest, likely to be announced in December ...
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NIPDD Scholarships 2018-2019

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The RTT Collaborative Board and the cooperative of rural programs the Collaborative represents is happy to offer three scholarships for the National Institute for Program Director Development fellowship program in academic year 2018-2019. Any director, site director, or faculty of a currently accredited or developing rural program is encouraged to apply.[1]The NIPDD programs is described further at http://www.afmrd.org/page/about-the-nipdd-fellowship, including this ...
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March Newsletter

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Though sometimes life moves faster than we can keep up with, the predictability and beauty of the changing of seasons remains a steady reminder of what is important. Download our March newsletter by clicking on the newsletter archive button above, for features on Rural PREP, the governance of rural programs, and on developing programs.

December Newsletter and Year End Opportunities

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Like a tree clinging to the edge of the Grand Canyon, rural programs are tenacious! Download our year end newsletter by clicking on the newsletter archive button above, for features on Rural PREP, the governance of rural programs, and on developing programs. Also announced is an RTT Collaborative Photography Contest! Please consider making a year-end contribution in cash or pictures!

2016-2017 Annual Report

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The RTT Collaborative has published its Annual Report for the academic year 2016-2017. The intention is to produce such a report in October every year, so you can look forward to another annual report next year! To subscribe to our Google list and receive quarterly newsletters and other notices send an email to Dawn Mollica at mollicd1@ohio.edu.

 

What is a Rural Program?

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Dr. Longenecker, in a Perspective article in the Journal of Graduate Medical Education in June 2017, suggests a common nomenclature for rural residency programs. The RTT Collaborative Board has adopted this nomenclature as its own operational definition. Additional nomenclature is still in development – rural programs in specialties other than family medicine, rural-centric programs with significant rural experience and a ...
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New Article Published

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A new article has been published by Dr. Longenecker and Dr. Schmitz in Rural and Remote Health: ‘Building a community of practice in rural medical education: growing our own together.’ This article examines the history of rural training track residency programs in the United States over the past 30 years. This account reveals the significance of a community of practice ...
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2015-2016 RTTC Annual Report

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The RTT Collaborative has published its first Annual Report for the academic year 2015-2016. The intention is to produce such a report in October every year, so you can look forward to another annual report in only 6 months! To subscribe to our Google list and receive quarterly newsletters and other notices send an email to Dawn Mollica at mollicd1@ohio.edu.

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Past Newsletters