Training Rural Doctors for Rural People

Faculty & Staff Development

Coordinator Round Robin–August 14, 2017

There’s been impressive growth in rural GME options over the past few years. Let’s simplify the connections between residencies and rural rotation sites!  RSVP to by August 1st.

8.14.17 Round Robin Email Invite

Faculty Development Conference–Early Bird Registration Ends August 4th

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NEW THIS YEAR . . . Announcing the “Rural & Community Research Spotlight”  poster fair highlighting research projects and educational initiatives occurring in these settings.  Submissions are invited for posters spotlighting research, scholarly activity, and educational initiatives focusing on rural or community health.

If you would like to submit a poster proposal for the “Rural & Community Research Spotlight” Poster Fair, click HERE to access the form.

Past 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. 

Residency Faculty Fundamentals Certificate Program

The Society of Teachers of Family Medicine has launched the Residency Faculty Fundamentals Certificate Program to provide online training for faculty. The program covers:

  • The structure and requirements of residency educationLearn More & Enroll
  • How to be an effective and efficient faculty member
  • The nuts and bolts of curriculum development and teaching
  • Strategies for assessment, feedback, and remediation of residents

Courses include readings, videos, interactive modules, quizzes, and assignments. While a few courses are specific to family medicine, most are applicable to faculty of any specialty. To graduate from the program, participants must complete all courses and assignments and pass a final exam within one year.

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)


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.

Early Bird Registration Deadline has been extended to June 9th! 

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.