The Bothwell Rural Family Medicine Residency trains service-oriented, evidence-based family medicine physicians to provide outstanding care and leadership for rural patients and their communities.

The residency program is located in Sedalia, Missouri. Residents have the advantage of strong institutional and community support. The first-year curriculum is shared with the University of Missouri School of Medicine Family Medicine Residency in Columbia, a top-10 nationally ranked program with over 40 years of experience training residents. Family Medicine and Obstetrics faculty collaborate to provide training in surgical obstetrics as well. Residents also experience a busy community hospital and emergency department with intensive care unit (ICU) admissions. The rural training track gives residents access to procedure training including endoscopy, ICU procedures and more.

What is a rural training track?

A rural training track (RTT) is a residency program located in a rural geographic area that is separately accredited, and because of its generally smaller size and variable resources, is substantially integrated with a larger, often more urban, residency program. To ensure sustainability, it’s integrated in a substantive way utilizing shared resources, faculty, didactics, scholarly activity and more. The program’s location allows for residence to maintain a focus on serving the rural community with unique training opportunities that prepare residents for a future rural practice serving rural patients and addressing their needs. Separate accreditation ensures rigor in meeting the standards of accreditation on one hand, yet flexibility in meeting the unique small scale of these programs. Learn about The RTT Collaborative.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Our program does not have a supplemental application. Supporting documents are required and should be directed to ERAS:

  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendations from persons familiar with your clinical performance; at least one of these must be a family physician
  • Transcript and Dean's letter of reference
  • USMLE or COMLEX scores
  • Recent professional photograph

Application Criteria

We do not offer observerships or externships. We accept applications only through ERAS, and our application deadline is January 31. Requirements for those applying to our Family Medicine Residency Program include:

  • Graduated from medical school in year 2019 or later, OR
  • Currently enrolled in a residency program, OR
  • Employed in a full-time clinical practice within the last six months.

Applicants must have a strong commitment to family medicine, and evidence of practicing in the field. Experience in the United States is not required, however, applicants must be eligible for a Missouri medical license. Applicants must be able to speak and write fluent English. Non-U.S. citizens much obtain their visa before our program start date of July 1

No minimum USMLE or COMLEX scores are required. No USMLE Step 2 score necessary to apply or interview, but it is required before ranking on Feb. 1.

Bothwell Family Medicine Rural Residency Program

Sample Block Schedule

Sample Block Schedule Bothwell
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  • Continuity Clinic is Bothwell Family Medicine Clinic (FMC)
  • PGY2-3 residents will have daily hospital rounds , QI
  • Vacation will be taken as 2 two week blocks of time
  • Block order is flexible in years 1-3 to accommodate vacations and scheduling needs
  • PGY 2-3 Residents will be assigned nursing home patients for monthly visits
  • Surgical Subspecialties: ENT, Urology, Opthalmology
  • Elective Options are endless if approved by Residency Director: Rheumatology, Neurology, Psychiatry, Billing and Practice Mangagement, Research, Advocacy, etc.