The program has implemented a very innovative and unique approach to its family medicine curriculum. We call it our Longitudinal Integrated Curriculum (LIC). It simply means that the majority of the required experiences for family medicine training are spread out over years 1 and 3, instead of in traditional block months. This results in our residents having the opportunity to "live the life" of a rural family physician for 2 years of their training. In the second year of training, residents will complete 11 months of traditional block rotations at our partner sites, getting experiences in higher volume/higher acuity hospitals, while still maintaining their panel of patients in continuity clinic. In addition, each year includes 1 month to spend serving abroad in a medically underserved country.