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.
The Coordinating Board staff will administer the rural rotation program, including all duties that were formerly assigned to the Family Practice Faculty Development Center.The Coordinating Board is responsible for collecting and reviewing applications and required evaluation documents from each rotation participant and residency program director. Due to reduced funds, there will not be any funded Public Health rotations in Fiscal 2013.
Rural Rotation Program Information and Forms
Rural Rotation Program Evaluation Forms
Please complete all evaluations and acquire the appropriate signatures for each evaluation. To submit, scan and PDF the copies of all evaluations and email them to email@example.com. All evaluations must be submitted before funding will be released.
The administrative changes have been implemented to streamline program administration, increase program response time, and enhance data collection. Additionally, these changes will allow the Coordinating Board to monitor participating residents as they complete their training and begin their family medicine practices. This will lead to a better understanding of the impact of this program on the Texas physician workforce.
If you have questions or require additional information about the Family Medicine Resident Rural Rotation Program, please contact:
Elizabeth Mayer, Program Director
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Academic Affairs and Research Division
1200 East Anderson Lane
Austin, Texas 78752
Phone: (512) 427-6200
Fax: (512) 427-6168
Public Health Rotation Program - No Funding Available for Fiscal Year 2012