Rural and Underserved Programs

Who We Are

Preparing students for patient-centered primary care in underserved places

We prepare learners in medical school and residency for patient-centered primary care in rural and underserved communities, and for the generalist specialties of primary importance to these communities, through community engagement, ongoing curriculum design, program implementation and assessment, 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  is now acepting applications  for proposals for Medical Education Research .  Click here to request more information.


2017 Leadership Summit

Andrew Morris Singer 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.

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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