Office of Rural Medical Education
Rural primary care physicians in Oklahoma are in high demand, and their shortage is
expected to increase. The Office of Rural Medical Education and the Center for Rural
Health play a significant role in selecting, training, and placing students in these
provider-deficient areas of rural Oklahoma.
From the 3+1 Program and Summer Rural Externship to the Rural Medical Track, the RME and Center work with medical students across the state to increase awareness,
dispel rural myths, provide rural experiences, train upcoming rural physicians, and
develop leaders for Oklahoma’s communities in need.
Summer Rural Externship Elective
This two-week rotation is designed to reinforce a student’s interest in a rural practice and to prepare the student for their rural clerkships.Learn More
Rural Medical Track Program
This specialized course of study prepares students for rural primary care residency and practice as well as develops students as community leaders.Learn More
Rural Focus Course (Year 2)
Rural Focus Course is required course for second year medical students.Learn More