Facts About Rural Training

The Fiction?
Outdated equipment. Isolation. No support. Lack of variety in clinical cases. Reduced scope. Poor quality training. Lack of faculty expertise. All reasons to not train rural, right? Not exactly.

The Facts?
Rural training offers some of the most exciting residency opportunities to be had in American medicine. RTTs provide unparalleled continuity of relationships with peers, faculty, patients and the greater community, providing important perspectives in your professional development.

A “1-2” RTT allows a new physician the opportunity to first train in a resource-rich urban center, followed by training in a relationship-rich rural community. This combination prepares resident physicians for practicing medicine in challenging settings, rural, underserved urban and international, while providing individualized mentoring and coaching during residency. Rural training is challenging, but it provides opportunities you won’t see in other places.

Find out why other students, residents and physicians chose rural training

Have questions?
Randall Longenecker, MD
Senior Project Advisory, RTT Technical Assistance Program
15 years experience as Program Director of an RTT