There are a few Family Physicians-in-training who are deeply committed to a career in a rural setting. They look forward to the unique challenges and rewards of a small-town practice, and are seeking training that is tailored specifically toward this goal. It is for these physicians that the Dixon Rural Training Track (RTT) was developed.
Dixon is a town of about 16,000 persons with a rural catchment area of about 40,000. Located 45 miles southwest of Rockford, Illinois, KSB Hospital is a community hospital well represented by a broad range of primary and secondary care specialties. Strong support services are available at KSB through respiratory care, medical imaging (including full CT and MRI, and ultrasound capabilities, as well as peripheral vascular angiography) and a full service laboratory. Physical therapy and a fully integrated Sports and Occupational Medicine service are present.
During your three years with the Dixon RTT, you will have access to resources of both the Rockford and Dixon medical communities. The first nine months are spent in Rockford, where you will concentrate on inpatient rotations. On average, you will travel to Dixon once a week to begin developing your own Family Medicine continuity patient panel. Your second and third years are spent in Dixon with a combination of specialty rotations and continuity patient panel responsibilities.
Located along the Rock River, Dixon is a rural community with a generous range of local amenities and services and a strong school system. In acreage per capita, Dixon boasts one of the state’s largest municipal park systems. Dixon offers a satisfying balance of a safe, warm rural atmosphere with easy access to more metropolitan resources when desired.
If you are that special physician with a commitment to a future in rural family medicine, we can provide the training that you seek.
Gregory Reckamp, MD
Dixon Rural Training Track Family Medicine Residency