Training Rural Doctors for Rural People

Faculty & Staff Development

Faculty Development Conference–Registration is Now Open!

Registration ButtonPast topics include:

  • Essential Skills for Teaching Medical Students and Residents
  • Time Flies: Teaching Efficiently and Effectively in a Busy Practice
  • Techniques for Interviewing Medical Students for Residency: Assessing Competence and Program Fit
  • Incorporating Learning Styles in Teaching Methods
  • A Killer Orientation For Staff, Students & Residents
  • A Survey of Time Saving Technologies

The Faculty Development Conference will be held on October 6th (with a special pre-meeting scholarly fair the evening of October 5th) at the Monroe Clinic, 515 22nd Avenue, Monroe, Wisconsin.

Click here to view past presentations. 

New Preceptor Mentoring

Those new to the role of rural preceptor have the opportunity to team up with a seasoned rural faculty or preceptor for mentoring. This experience may include:

  • Regular phone calls
  • Mentor shadowing
  • Co-staffing

Contact us to be learn more about mentoring opportunities.

Medical Education Administrators & Coordinators Workshop (MEAC)


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WCRGME and several other medical education partners statewide present a Medical Education Administrators and Coordinators (MEAC) Workshop each summer. This full-day workshop provides the opportunity for both new and seasoned undergraduate and graduate physician education administrators & coordinators to network and receive practical training to improve the overall medical education experience.


Past topics include:

  • Learning from Leaders: A Panel Discussion with Physician Faculty & Preceptors
  • The Basics: Orientation of the Learner
  • “Now I Need to Do Medical Education, too?” Tips for Incorporating Medical Education into your Current Job Duties
  • Certification: Why Consider ACUME/TAGME Certification?
  • Leading in Times of Change: Addressing Challenges in the Ever Changing World of Medical Education
  • Creating WOW Experiences for Interview Day

The 2017 conference is scheduled for Thursday, August 10, 2017, Marycrest Auditorium, Mayo Clinic Health System, 700 West Avenue South, LaCrosse, WI.

Click here to view past presentations.

Interested in becoming a member of MEAC?  For an application form, click here (Word) or here (pdf).


Rural GME Coordinators Team

The Rural GME Coordinators Team is a group of education coordinators who meet bi-monthly via videoconference to network, receive training, and work on projects to increase their effectiveness in filling the unique role of coordinating rural training track (RTT) residency programs.

Two of the six yearly meetings are open to RTT coordinators nationally.

Click here to view past presentations.

New Rural GME Administrators Training

Answers to questions about how to best administer rural GME rotations are always welcome. In addition, a formalized training for those new to the role of rural rotation administration is under development.