Tuscaloosa Rural Pre-Medical Internship
- Can I take summer classes during the internship?
- Summer classes can be taken during the Internship only if it is offered online, self-paced, and does not
interfere with any of the required activities.
- What about housing?
- The Internship will provide participants with campus housing during the Tuscaloosa Experience component of the internship. The Rural Shadowing
component is conducted in the participant’s hometown.
- What are my financial responsibilities during the internship?
- Participants will be responsible for food, travel and personal spending money during the
internship. Lunch is provided for daily Lunch and Learn sessions and any scheduled field trips.
- Is there a stipend? What does it cover?
- Yes, participants will receive a stipend of $2000 upon the completion of the internship. The stipend is to help defray the
cost of food and transportation incurred during the seven weeks.
- What does a typical day look like?
- Generally, participants will shadow or participate in a scheduled activity/field trip Monday through Friday from 8:00am –
5:00pm. Some preceptor locations have a further commute, so the day may start and end before or after that time frame.
- What about the weekends?
- No required program activity will be scheduled on the weekends.
- Do you have to have the COVID-19 vaccine to participate?
- At this time, a COVID-19 vaccine is not required to participate. However, some experiences may be missed
if a physician/facility requires the vaccine.
- What is the attire for the Internship?
- Attire for all clinical shadowing is business casual. Program shirts can be worn on field trips. For all other activities,
the attire is casual.
- Do I need a car?
- Yes. Personal transportation is needed during the internship as participants commute to various facilities. Limited accommodations can be made for a participant who does not have personal transportation. Please contact LaKeshia Whigham at 205-348-1300 to discuss details.