Rural Physician Associate Program
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University of Minnesota
The Rural Physician Associate Program (RPAP) is a
9-month, community-based educational experience for
third-year medical students at the University of
Minnesota that allows them to live and train in rural
communities across Minnesota and western Wisconsin.
Students will gain experience in clinical medicine,
procedures, community health, and the business of
medicine while working with patients of all ages in rural
Each student is paired with a community, and that student
will get hands-on experience in a variety of procedures
and specialties. Students will see patients in clinics,
hospitals, emergency rooms, nursing homes, hospice, at
home, and in the community.
Second year medical students at the University of
Minnesota Medical School are eligible to apply.
Amount of funding
Students receive a $16,000 tuition deduction for
participation in RPAP. The community site also pays a
stipend of $4,000 or provides free housing.
Clinics · Emergency department and urgent care services · Graduate medical education · Health workforce education and training · Hospice and palliative care · Hospitals · Long-term care · Maternal health and prenatal care · Physicians · Primary care · Public health · Minnesota
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