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Swift River Rural Training

CMMC Family Medicine Residency Academic Programs

Swift River Rural Training Track Overview

CMMC Family Medicine Residency Offers Rural Training Track in New England

Here is an overview of the Rural Training Track program at the Swift River Family Medicine practice in Rumford.

  • Train at Central Maine Medical Center, a community teaching hospital, for PGY-I
  • 1:1 Faculty-to-Resident ratio. An apprenticeship model of education.
  • Train at 25-bed rural critical access hospital for PGY-2+3
  • Graduates will be more likely to practice in rural areas
  • Separate Match numbers for Lewiston and Rumford
  • Financial incentive package for PGY-2+3
  • Greater "real-world" experience
  • Greater continuity of care
  • Ability to better tailor curriculum to individual needs
  • Focus on obstetrics and procedures
  • Different call structure -- different learning opportunities
  • Longitudinal curricular rotations
  • Requires mature, self-directed learners
  • Opportunity to live in a rural area
  • Small program, greater opportunities to initiate improvements