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Rural Training Track Technical Assistance Demonstration Project

The purpose of the Rural Training Track Technical Assistance Program is to form a consortium of organizations to better understand the challenges that Rural Training Track (RTT) residency program sites have when recruiting family physicians to train and practice in rural settings. This consortium will work to identify and analyze the key policy issues affecting these rural training sites and, once these challenges and barriers are identified, to provide technical assistance to increase the number of family medicine physicians that choose to practice in rural areas. As part of the President's Improving Rural Health Care Initiative, ORHP seeks to use this Cooperative Agreement as a pilot program to determine if targeted policy and technical assistance for the nation’s RTTs can affect their viability and ability to produce the maximum number of rural physicians. The intent of this pilot is to create a strong national network of RTTs.