Rural Graduate Medical Education

We are working to reduce physician shortages in rural and underserved areas by supporting the development of rural residency programs. If you are interested in accessing tools and resources to support development of residency training, please get started by clicking the link below.

Our Impact

The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) funded the Rural Residency Planning and Development (RRPD) Program and our Technical Assistance Center to create new rural residencies. Below are data on RRPD program outcomes to date.



Grant recipients starting new rural track programs


New accredited rural residency programs


ACGME approved resident positions


Programs participated in the recent match


Residents training in rural programs


Graduates deployed into the workforce

Rural Residency Programs

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Our Partners

This website is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under cooperative agreement #UK6RH32513. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement by, HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government.


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