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 record of graduating physicians to rural practice, and ┬árural areas of concentration or rural continuity site options within urban program.

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