Connecting with people who share your interests is easier than ever, and it’s also harder than it ever has been. That may seem like a contradiction, but reflect on all the information that comes your way every day. Then add the demands of class schedules, career planning, professional growth and, when there’s time, your personal life.

That’s where the Train Rural blog comes in. Along with our Train Rural website, we’re here to help medical students learn about the people and the stories behind residency, rotations and practice in rural areas. You’ll be able to connect with the people that have been there, done that, and liked what they accomplished.

Blog postings here tell the story of individuals who have chosen to focus on rural practice and why they’ve done so.