Rural and Underserved Programs
Who We Are
Preparing students for patient-centered primary care in underserved places
We prepare students for patient-centered primary care in underserved places and for those generalist specialties of primary importance to such communities, through ongoing curriculum design, program and faculty development, student support and medical education research.
We prepare learners in medical school and residency for patient-centered primary care in rural underserved communities, and for the generalist specialties of primary importance to these communities, through access to quality health care, community engagement, ongoing curriculum design, program implementation and assessment, faculty development, student support, and medical education research.
The HUB of a Growing Network
The Office of Rural and Underserved Programs announces that the request for proposals for Medical Education Research is now closed
2017 Leadership Summit
The Office of Rural and Underserved Programs along with OUHCOM student group leaders organized, Finding your voice as a leader: working in interprofessional teams." National speaker, Dr. Andrew Morris-Singer, and his team from Primary Care Progress facilitated the event across all three campuses.
Learn what future health care providers have to say about leadership.
Rural and Urban Scholars Pathways (RUSP)
Preparing students for practice in underserved areas
This co-curricular program provides students with the depth and breadth of knowledge needed to meet patients’ health care needs in rural and urban underserved communities.
Patient-Centered Primary Care Curriculum
Enhancing patient-centered primary care curriculum
When doctors are reimbursed for good outcomes rather than the volume of patients they serve, the move to a more efficient and effective patient-centered model becomes an economic necessity as well as good care.
Engagement with Underserved Communities
We engage with rural and urban underserved communities to address health disparities and improve health outcomes.
Other Initiatives and Collaborations
Initiatives and Collaborations
Our office is involved in several local, national and international collaborative projects and special initiatives related to health in rural and urban underserved communities.
News and Events
Our News and Events
Stay current with news from our office and join us at our upcoming events.