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Family Medicine and Community Health



RPAP is a nine-month, community-based educational experience for University of Minnesota third-year medical students who live and train in rural communities. RPAP students experience hands-on learning as they care for patients of all ages.

Apply to RPAP

Applications are due December 6, 2013. Interviews are scheduled on the Twin Cities and Duluth campuses December 2013 through early February 2014. Class selection will occur by mid-February 2014.

Download the 2014-15 RPAP application.

RPAP Student Site Summaries

Read through educational and informational summaries written by previous RPAP students in the RPAP Student Site Summaries.


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Rural Observation Experience (ROE)

ROE is a two or three day experience during which students observe the life of a rural physician. Incoming first- and second-year medical students at the University of Minnesota Medical School Twin Cities campus are eligible. 

E-mail us at rpapumn@umn.edu or stop by and visit.


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Phone: 612-624-3111      Fax: 612-624-2613

Mailing address: 420 Delaware SE,  MMC 81, Minneapolis, MN 55455



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