Developing Rural Program – Sedalia, MO
The well-established family medicine residency program at the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO,will expand their program to create a rural track; the residents will spend the 2nd and 3rd years of their training at Bothwell Regional Health Center, located in Sedalia, a rural community in mid-Missouri.
The family medicine program at the University of Missouri has an excellent national reputation for graduating well-trained primary care physicians, many of who elect to locate their private/group practices in the rural Midwest. This program has always been fully accredited by the ACGME, and its graduates have maintained a 100% board-pass rate. The rural track option would consist of two years training at Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia following a PGY-1 year at the University in Columbia, MO. All requirements of an ACGME-accredited family medicine program would be available in Sedalia, including continuity clinics providing primary care to the diverse rural population located there. Didactic conferences would be a combination of on-site (in Sedalia) presentations combined with teleconferencing between Sedalia and the home campus in Columbia. There are ten board-certified family medicine physicians who are affiliated with Bothwell Regional Health Center, many of whom are graduates of the University of Missouri School of Medicine and/or the University of Missouri Family Medicine Residency Program. Multiple specialty services are available at Bothwell, including internal medicine, cardiology and gastroenterology, critical care, endocrinology, general and orthopedic surgery, urology, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, as well as medical and radiation oncology Sedalia is located 65 miles from Columbia, allowing easy return of the rural track residents to Columbia for special educational/program events.