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

Mercer University School of Medicine
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

Brad Lian


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.

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


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

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

Application process

Contact Brad Lian, Program Director, to discuss the application and admissions process.

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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