What is a Rural Program?

A rural program is an accredited program in health professions education and training in which students and/or trainees spend the majority of their time training (more than 50%) in a rural place. For a more complete description and an article about rural residency program definitions click here. There are currently nine (9) schools of medicine that are located in a rural community, and thirty-nine (39) medical schools with a rural track or pathway, or a rural campus, for a select number of students. For a listing of this growing community of practice in rural medical education click here.

What is the RTT Collaborative?

The RTT Collaborative is a cooperative of rural health professions education and training programs from around the United States. This includes both undergraduate and graduate medical education programs and is beginning to expand to include other health professions.

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Samaritan Medical Center

830 Washington Street, Watertown, NY 13601

The Samaritan Medical Center Graduate Medical Education new Family Medicine Rural Residency Track will create new opportunities for medical school graduates to train in  a significantly underserved rural region of ...

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Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program

2669 N. Scenic Drive, Alamogordo, NM 88310

GCRMC is preparing to meet the needs of our community and of nation-wide medical education programs by establishing a Family Medicine Residency Program.  We plan to offer residents experience in ...

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Pierre Rural Family Medicine Residency

521 E. Sioux Ave., Pierre, SD 57501

More information coming soon!

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University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency – Morgan County Rural Training Track

729 E. Railroad Ave., Fort Morgan, CO 80701

Morgan County RTT is a 1-2 program with the first year of training based at the University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency in Denver.  The second and third years are ...

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Wright Rural Health Initiative

7600 Lake Campus Dr. Celina, OH 45822

The WRHI serves a twelve county region of West Central Ohio with the goal of increasing the number of health professional students pursuing practice in rural communities by creating an ...

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Western Wisconsin Rural Training Track (Methodist Family Medicine Residency Program)

6600 Excelsior Blvd., Suite 160 St. Louis Park, MN 55426

HealthPartners Western Wisconsin Rural Family Medicine Residency Program is a three-year residency on the 1-2 model, where the first year is spent in a traditional high-acuity urban hospital and the ...

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UTHSCT Memorial Family Medicine Residency

105 Medical Plaza #3 Sulphur Springs, Texas, 75482

Memorial Family Medicine Residency is a 1-2 format program, during which residents spend year one in Tyler, Texas with our academic sponsor, the University of Texas Health Science Center at ...

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UNT HSC Rural Medical Education

3500 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76107

The ROME Rural Scholars Program is an innovative educational program designed to prepare students for life and practice in a rural community. This rural medicine curriculum includes academic activities and ...

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University of Wisconsin Baraboo Rural Training Track Family Medicine Residency Program

1700 Tuttle St. Baraboo, WI 53913

Located just 45 minutes north of Madison, the Baraboo RTT Family Medicine Residency Program trains residents in a rural setting, providing them with a lifestyle that truly mimics private practice ...

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UND Center for Family Medicine RTT Williston

1201 11th Avenue SW, Minot, ND 58701

The program emphasizes rural family medicine training in the setting where it is practiced. Residents enjoy a well-rounded first year in Minot, N.D., a small city of 47,000 and the ...

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UND Center for Family Medicine RTT Hettinger

West River Health Regional Medical Center, 1000 Highway 12, Hettinger, ND 58639

2-2-2 Rural Training Track with first year completed at the core residency in Bismarck, ND and the last two years completed at the RTT site in Hettinger, ND

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The University of Oklahoma – Rural Residency Program

3400 SE Frank Phillips Blvd., Barkesville, OK 74006

We are a full-range rural family medicine residency. The clinic schedules are structured enough to ensure that our residents can provide excellent primary medical care for their patients in a ...

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Swift River Rural Training Track

430 Franklin St. Rumford, ME 04276

At the Central Maine Medical Center Family Medicine Residency program, the only rural track in New England, students train at the Central Maine Medical Center, a community teaching hospital, for ...

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Southern Colorado Family Medicine Alamosa Rural Training Track

1710 First St. Alamosa, CO 81101

The residents first year of training will take place in Pueblo Colorado, as part of a 40 year old family medicine training program with strengths in procedural training, to include ...

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Seneca Lakes Family Medicine Residency Program

11082 N. Radio Station Rd., Seneca, SC 29678

Procedure-focused rural training, including surgical obstetrics and in-office EGD and colonoscopy. Active OB population includes a Hispanic clinic. Wilderness medicine fellowship is available during PGY-2 and PGY-3. The program is ...

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Rehoboth McKinley Christian Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program

1901 Redrock Dr. Gallup, NM 87301

RMCH is a rural hospital serving a 100-mile radius, which includes 65,000 county residents and 150,000 (of the 300,000 total) Navajo Reservation residents from the New Mexico/Arizona region.

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Providence Oregon Family Medicine Hood River Rural Training Program

810 12th Street, Hood River, Oregon 97031

We are an innovative Family Medicine Rural Training Program located in beautiful Hood River, Oregon. We are a multidisciplinary team of Physicians, Nurses, Hospital and Clinic staff, administrative professionals and ...

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Oregon Health & Science University – Cascades East Family Medicine Residency

2801 Daggett Avenue, Klamath Falls, Oregon 97601

Cascades East is a rurally-based three year residency program located in Klamath Falls, Oregon. It is university-administered through Oregon Health & Science University and community-based at Sky Lakes Medical Center ...

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Ohio University Rural and Urban Scholars Pathways Program (RUSP)

1 Ohio University Irvine Hall 126, Athens, OH 45701

The Rural and Urban Scholars Pathways (RUSP) program helps prepare medical students to practice in underserved areas, both urban and rural. Through classroom preparation, rural and urban clinical experiences, and ...

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North Colorado Medical Center – Wray Rural Training Track

1017 West 7th St. Wray, CO 80758

The faculty of the Wray RTT believe that the best training to become a rural family physician is to BE a rural family physician. Following a robust 15 months education ...

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North Colorado Medical Center – Sterling Rural Training Track

615 Fairhurst Street Sterling, CO 80751

Following a robust first year with NCFM in Greeley, resident physicians move 100 miles northeast to Sterling, a community of 14,000, for years 2 and 3. An entirely longitudinal curricular ...

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Mercy Family Practice Rural Expanded Surgical Skills Track (RESST)

417 South East Street, Corydon, Iowa 50060

A 4-year program integrated into the existing Mercy Des Moines Family Practice residency which includes a 4thyear to allow for extra training in procedures essential to family practice in rural ...

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Hidalgo Medical Services Family Services Medical Program

1007 Pope Street, Silver City, NM 88061

The HMS Family Medicine Residency Program seeks to train the next generation of Family Medicine primary care physicians in a rural community health center environment, and prepare them to practice ...

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Family Medicine Rural Training Track – Colville

1200 E. Columbia, Colville, WA

It has been our privilege at Providence Northeast Washington Medical Group to have established the first Family Practice Rural Training Track site in the United States in 1986. The Colville ...

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Family Medicine Residency of Western Montana – Kalispell

401 W. Railroad St. Missoula, MT 59802

The Family Medicine Residency of Western Montana (FMRWM) is a 3-year family medicine program sponsored by The University of Montana and affiliated with the University of Washington Family Medicine Residency ...

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Family Medicine Residency of Idaho, Inc., Magic Valley RTT

709 North Lincoln Jerome, ID 83338

South Central Idaho, commonly known as the “Magic Valley” due to the phenomenal growth of crops, is now also “magic” due to the medical community and the extremely broad training ...

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Family Medicine Residency of Idaho, Inc., Caldwell RTT

666 Elm St. Caldwell, ID 83605

Welcome to the Caldwell Rural Training Track (RTT) Family Medicine Residency. The RTT is a branch of the main Family Medicine Residency of Idaho Program that is designed especially for ...

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Cahaba Family Medicine Residency

405 Belcher St., Centreville, AL 35042

Cahaba Family Medicine Residency is an unopposed, community-based family medicine training program dually accredited by both the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). ...

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Bon Secours Blackstone Rural Program

213 N. Main Street, Blackstone, VA 23824

Blackstone Family Practice Center is a state of the art 10,000 square foot facility housing 22 patient rooms. Our new facility opened in 2009. We have a large procedure/acute care ...

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Interested in learning more about each of the RTT Collaborative’s Participating Programs? Click on their pin in the map above and select ‘More Info’ or click the name of a participating program below to view the program’s profile!

Profiles

Bon Secours Blackstone Rural Program – Blackstone, Virginia

Cahaba Family Medicine Residency – Centreville, Alabama

Family Medicine Residency of Idaho, Inc., Caldwell RTT – Caldwell, Idaho

Family Medicine Residency of Idaho, Inc., Magic Valley RTT – Jerome, Idaho

Family Medicine Residency of Western Montana – Kalispell – Missoula, Montana

Family Medicine Rural Training Track – Colville – Colville, Washington

Hidalgo Medical Services Family Services Medical Program – Silver City, New Mexico

Mercy Family Practice Rural Expanded Surgical Skills Track (RESST) – Corydon, Iowa

North Colorado Medical Center – Sterling Rural Training Track – Sterling, CO

North Colorado Medical Center – Wray Rural Training Track – Wray, Colorado

Ohio University Rural and Urban Scholars Pathways Program (RUSP) – Athens, Ohio

Oregon Health & Science University – Cascades East Family Medicine Residency – Klamath Falls, Oregon

Providence Oregon Family Medicine Hood River Rural Training Program – Hood River, Oregon

Rehoboth McKinley Christian Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program – Gallup, New Mexico

Seneca Lakes Family Medicine Residency Program – Seneca, South Carolina

Southern Colorado Family Medicine Alamosa Rural Training Track – Alamosa, Colorado

Swift River Rural Training Track – Rumford, Maine

The University of Oklahoma – Rural Residency Program – Barkesville, Oklahoma

UND Center for Family Medicine RTT Hettinger – Hettinger, North Dakota

UND Center for Family Medicine RTT Williston – Minot, North Dakota

University of Wisconsin Baraboo Rural Training Track Family Medicine Residency Program – Baraboo, Wisconsin

UNT HSC Rural Medical Education – Fort Worth, Texas

UTHSCT Memorial Family Medicine Residency – Sulphur Springs, Texas

Western Wisconsin Rural Training Track (Methodist Family Medicine Residency Program)Various

Wright Rural Health Initiative – Celina, Ohio

University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency – Morgan County Rural Training Track – Fort Morgan, Colorado

Pierre Rural Family Medicine Residency – Pierre, South Dakota

Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program – Alamorgordo, New Mexico

Samaritan Medical Center – Watertown, New York