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Rural Training Track Technical Assistance Program

Resources & Contacts
For Medical Students – Learn about rural practice and opportunities for rural training
For RTT Programs – Find resources and access technical assistance services
For Rural Stakeholders, Researchers, and Policymakers – Learn the basics, access research and explore policy considerations related to RTTs
Featured Resources
Travel stipend to encourage spouses or significant others to accompany interviewing medical students to the RTT program for the 2014-15 recruiting year.

Supporting rural training track residency programs as a national strategy in training physicians for rural practice.

Why RTTs Matter

Rural areas have ongoing, critical shortages of primary care physicians. Rural training track (RTT) residency programs are a proven model for addressing rural physician workforce shortages, with over 70% of graduates practicing in rural areas. Learn more about Rural Training Track Residency Programs.

About this Program

As part of the President’s Improving Rural Health Care Initiative, the Office of Rural Health Policy has joined with the National Rural Health Association and other key partners in this demonstration program aimed at:

  • Improving fill rates of RTT programs
  • Increasing the sustainability of existing RTT programs
  • Helping new RTT programs get started.

Learn more about The RTT Technical Assistance Program

Contact us for more information about the program.

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Phone: 1-800-270-1898

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Funding for this project was supported by Grant Number U56RH05539 from the Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The contents of this website are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the funder.