When I grew up in an old small Dutch town (8,000 inhabitants with surrounding mote, city wall with gate), we had a family physician, who had his practice in his old city home. He did home deliveries and made home visits every day. As a young boy, I decided that I wanted to be like him when I grew up. My Medical and Family Medicine training was at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. I came to the US to marry my American wife and then completed another Family Medicine Residency in Miami. After four years in Miami, we moved to Cortland, NY, where we opened our own practice in town after working in a Health Center for a few years. Ultimately we moved our practice to our second office (an old Rail Road Station) in the small village of McGraw, NY. My wife (who is a pediatrician) and I very much enjoyed our 25 years of practicing rural medicine in Upstate New York. When in 2016 the opportunity to become a Rural Family Medicine Residency Director became available in Olean I decided that I wanted to help young physicians to fulfill their dream to become a country doctor as well. Our program's goal is to train motivated physicians to become independent qualified Family Practitioners for Rural America. We invite motivated candidates for our program to face the challenge and become physicians in areas where the need is enormous and where professional satisfaction will be equally rewarding.