Each year RPAP places approximately 40 students in rural communities for a continual nine-month experience. Students work under the direct supervision of board-certified community preceptors and other specialists in the community hospital and clinic. Students earn both elective and required course credits during this time. Students from a wide variety of backgrounds and experience participate in the program.
- 36 credits; up to 24 required course credits may be fulfilled depending on site
- $20,000 Stipend for each RPAP student
- One-on-one teaching/mentoring with preceptors and health care staff
- Extensive hands-on experiences and opportunities
- Increased confidence and competence in clinical and procedural skills
- Opportunity to observe/participate in continuity of care
- Explore business-related aspects of medical practice
- Examine and treat a large number of patients ranging from newborn to elderly
- A student should be a motivated, independent learner
- Must pass the USMLE Step I Board Exam
- Solid academic performance in undergraduate and medical school courses; no incomplete coursework or failures
- Must successfully complete Medicine I clinical clerkship prior to RPAP
- Immunization schedule must be up-to-date
Students currently enrolled in RPAP will find information they need through their myU space and RPAP BlackBag pages.