The Montana Graduate Medical Education Council’s Rural Residency Sustainability Initiative

Project Term: 12 months; Ended 2016
Grant Amount: $25,000

This project’s goal was to provide rural training opportunities in Montana for medical residents. The project successfully held two “meet the residents” events which were attended by individuals from over 30 health care facilities. This direct contact with potential residents resulted in many placements. The project also produced a “culture of learning” toolkit which included state reference materials, statistics, and self-assessment tools for potential recruitment efforts. Surveys indicated that rural hospitals found the toolkit to be relevant and helpful. Annual conferences and resident connection events will be continued through funding from the residency programs and other sources.

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