Training Rural Doctors for Rural People

2019 RTT Collaborative Annual Meeting – Auburn, ME

The RTT Collaborative holds an annual meeting in a location generally hosted each year by one of the Collaborative’s participants. This year’s meeting is in Auburn, Maine at the Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch.

Community responsiveness is an important domain of competence in rural practice. Whether as a comprehensive primary care clinician wanting to address the care of his patients in community context, a part-time medical director at the health department, or a volunteer member of a community health advisory board, rural physicians and other primary care professionals must be prepared to wear many hats. Conducting community needs assessments, accessing public health resources for our patients, and working in the community to improve options for exercise and nutrition – all are important skills for rural practice.

Join us in exploring the implications for health professions education and training in rural places. Attendees are also invited to participate in a pre-conference research Design and Dissemination Studio, and those who do so will be eligible for a $500 travel and meeting allowance, courtesy of Rural PREP, the collaborative for Rural Primary care Research Education and Practice.

 Early registration deadline:  March 1, 2019

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 Registration closes:  April 24, 2019

 Conference Registration – $500 early registration, or $550 after 3/1