Fast Facts

        • While Billings (population: 109,000) is Montana’s largest city and the largest city within a nearly 500 mile radius, a short drive in any direction puts you in an outdoor playground – from peaks to high prairie. Yellowstone National Park is an easy jaunt and downhill skiing, whitewater rafting and wilderness trails are all leisurely day-trips.
        • Many of our residents are drawn from the Pacific Northwest, although they come from all over the country, and have a specific interest in practicing medicine in Montana or surrounding states.
        • Our affiliation with the University of Washington offers a wealth of resources and support. The University of Washington School of Medicine consistently ranks among the top schools in Family and Rural Medicine by U.S. News and World Report.
        • Our broad curriculum and scope of practice prepare residents to treat patients from birth through old age.
        • The program’s location, RiverStone Health Clinic, is an urban Community Health Center offering experience in managing complex medical and psychosocial issues for patients with high needs and limited resources.
        • Our model of Patient-Centered Medical Home integrated care incorporates behavioral health, pharmacy, resource advocates and visit planners into each medical team.
        • The Clinic is home to a Ryan White (HIV) clinic, provides healthcare to homeless individuals and offers group medical visits.
        • We offer a Wilderness Medicine Fellowship, Sports Medicine Fellowship and Public Health and Advocacy Track. Designated time for rural rotations include options for longitudinal experiences abroad.
        • Opportunities to work with established physicians in small towns across the state allow residents and their families to explore the lifestyle and medical practice in rural communities before committing to practicing rural medicine.
        • We provide the education and experience to prepare graduates to confidently practice medicine in rural communities and to provide healthcare for underserved populations in Montana.
        • Dual accreditation is offered through the American College of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). The program accepts applicants through the ACGME Match and the AOA National Matching Services.
        • See below for why Billings was voted the best town of 2016 by a voter poll for Outside Magazine.