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.

The HUB of a Growing Network

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The Office of Rural and Underserved Programs  announces that the request for proposals is now open for Medical Education Research  

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Rural and Urban Scholars Pathways (RUSP)

Rural and Urban Scholars Pathways

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.
 

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Patient-Centered Primary Care Curriculum

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.

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Community Engagement

Perry County community engagement

Engagement with Underserved Communities

We engage with rural and urban underserved communities to address health disparities and improve health outcomes.

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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.   

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News and Events

Our News and Events

Stay current with news from our office and join us at our upcoming events.

News and Events