UA News: UA’s Rural Medical Scholars Program Adds 10 New Students

November 28, 2016

Ten students from rural Alabama have been accepted into The University of Alabama’s Rural Medical Scholars Program this year. The Rural Medical Scholars Program, which is part of UA’s College of Community Health Sciences and has been cited nationally as a model program for educating rural physicians, is a five-year medical education program for rural Alabama students leading to the M.D. degree. The program provides specialized training and field experiences, as well as a peer network between the students and rural doctors who serve as preceptors and mentors, and former students who graduated from the program and have entered practice.