Rural Health Issues I

RPM 120 Rural Health Issues I is a one-credit course designed to introduce students to the medical profession in general and the distinct challenges of rural physicians in particular. Information will be provided on pathways into the profession, preparation for application to medical school, the branches of medicine, and the work conducted by practicing rural physicians. The course will include field trips to various healthcare facilities and guest lectures from practicing rural physicians. Students will explore various facets of preparation for medical practice through small-group projects and presentations. Professionalism will be emphasized throughout the course.

The profession of rural physician will be introduced by way of invited speakers, tours, lectures, and discussions.

Acceptance into the Rural Pre-Medicine Program