Rural and Urban Scholars Pathways (RUSP)

Office of Rural and Underserved Programs

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Preparing medical students for practice in underserved areas

The Rural and Urban Scholars Pathways (RUSP) program helps prepare medical students to practice in underserved areas, both urban and rural. Through classroom preparation, rural and urban clinical experiences, and specialized professional development opportunities, this co-curricular program provides students with the depth and breadth of knowledge needed to meet patients’ health care needs in areas most in need of primary care and generalist specialties of primary importance to rural and underserved communities.


RUSP Application

Rural and Urban Scholars Pathways (RUSP) Application is now open

Please note:  Applicants will not be able to revisit a partially completed application once it is started.  Students  are encouraged to review the PDF document below before clicking on the application link so all information can be collected prior to submission.

To preview the application document   Click here To submit an application    Apply here


For additional information, please contact the  Administrative Director of Rural and Underserved Programs here.


 RUSP Graduates