The Texas Legislature established the Rural Rotation program in 1989 and added Public Health rotations in 1997. It is statutorily mandated that all accredited Texas family practice residency programs provide residents with an opportunity to participate in a one-month rotation in a rural or public health setting.
Rural and public health rotations are supported by Family Practice Residency program funds, as required by a rider in the Appropriations Act. Both the participating resident and the residency program receive funding under the program. However, the rural and public health supervisors serve as volunteers and are not compensated for their services.
Effective September 1, 2006
The Family Medicine Faculty Development Center (FDC) will administer the Family Medicine Resident's Rural Rotation Program (FMRRR) for the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (Coordinating Board). FDC will be responsible for collecting and reviewing applications and required evaluation documents from each rotation participant and residency program director. The FDC will notify the Coordinating Board when rotations have been completed and required paperwork is submitted. The Coordinating Board staff will retain responsibility of funding the rural rotations.Note the following changes:
If you have questions or require additional information about the Family Medicine Resident Rural Rotation Program, please contact:
Public Health Rotation Program