New Map of Rural FM Programs in the United States

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Visit our new interactive map, which can be filtered to show only Integrated Rural Training Tracks (IRTT), IRTT-like programs, and/or rurally located programs. Be sure to zoom out to catch the one program in Hawaii, and zoom in to explore your own region of the country. Mouse over programs for the rural town and state, click on the pin, and ...
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March 2019 Newsletter

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Spring is in the air! Please take a moment to read our newsletter full of important updates and reminders. Highlights of the March 2019 Newsletter include competency domains of rural practice, a new Board Member announcement, a developing program spotlight, photo contest results, and much more.

Join us as a participating program, or renew your participation if you have not already done ...
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Rural Residency Development Grant – Webinar December 17

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The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2019 via Grants.gov: Rural Residency Planning and Development (RRPD) Program. Read more in our December Newsletter.

HRSA has scheduled a technical assistance webinar to help prospective applicants understand, prepare, and submit an application for this program for Monday, December 17, 2018 from 2 – 3:30 pm ET. The webinar will ...
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December 2018 Newsletter

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Amid the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, we hope you take a moment to read the exciting year-end updates and opportunities the RTT Collaborative has to share with you. Highlights of the December 2018 newsletter include a message on Agency and Courage, an important domain of competence for rural practice, our annual Photo Contest announcement, and the release of a ...
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2017 – 2018 Annual Report

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The RTT Collaborative has just published its Annual Report for the 2017 – 2018 school year. We’re excited to share what we’ve been up to over the last year. Read on for a message from the Executive Director, newsletter snapshots, participating programs, and more. The intention is to produce such a report every year, so you can look forward to ...
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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.

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