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Summer Rural Tribal Externship Elective

Students participate in a two-week rotation designed to reinforce a student’s interest in a rural or tribal practice and to prepare the student for rural and tribal clerkships.


This clerkship is comprised of a clinical office experience in a small rural or tribal community and includes community service and interdisciplinary shadowing. The externship is a two-credit hour elective course that is offered the summer after completing the first year of medical school.




To apply, students must complete the application and submit it along with a one-page essay explaining their interest in rural health and the SRE.  Space is limited, and applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. 



Michelle Loveless
SRE Coordinator


Ginger Green

STE Coordinator 


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