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Mercer University School of Medicine Ph.D. in Rural Health Sciences Stipend and Assistantship Opportunity

Mercer University School of Medicine
Jul 1, 2024

Dr. Anne Montgomery


Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, Georgia is offering a stipend, assistantship, and tuition waiver while working on a Ph.D. in Rural Health Sciences. The program is designed to prepare students for research careers focused on improving the health of rural areas using multidisciplinary approaches.

The program is organized around 4 guiding principles:

  • Rural-focused
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Team-based
  • Community-oriented

The program takes 3 years and 64 hours to complete, including 40 hours of traditional didactics/seminar, 6 hours of field-based practicum, and at least 18 hours of dissertation.


The primary target audience is masters-prepared learners who intend to establish or advance a research career focused on improving the health of rural communities, including but not limited to, learners from the fields of psychology, social work, sociology, public health, and medicine.

Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Amount of funding

Participants will have a paid, 20 hour per week internship with the Georgia Rural Health Innovation Center, located in the Medical School.

Tuition is waived for selected students who intern in the Georgia Rural Health Innovation Center.

Application process

Contact Dr. Anne Montgomery, Program Director, to discuss the application and admissions process.

Applications are accepted year-round. Recruitment for the upcoming year closes on July 1.

Tagged as
Health workforce education and training · Interprofessional training of the health workforce · Research methods and resources · Scholarships for health careers

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