Rural Training Track Technical Assistance Program

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Project funded:
September 2010
Project completed:
August 2016

The Rural Training Track Technical Assistance (RTT-TA) Program was a consortium that helped support communities, providers and educational institutions interested in RTTs, as well as others interested in rural physician workforce issues. Consortium partners included the National Rural Health Association, National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health, the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care, the Rural Health Information Hub, and the WWAMI Rural Health Research Center (WWAMI RHRC). The WWAMI RHRC has led the research component to investigate RTT program characteristics, graduate outcomes, and factors affecting RTT sustainability and resilience.

Rural training tracks are a recognized model for addressing rural primary care physician shortages. For information on rural training tracks and assistance in developing a rural residency program, please visit the RTT Collaborative.