Summer Rural Externship Elective
Students participate in a two-week rotation designed to reinforce a student’s interest in a rural practice and to prepare the student for rural clerkships.
This clerkship is comprised of a clinical office experience in a small rural 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.