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Rural Project Examples: Financial aid for health career education

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TUSM-MMC Program Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship

funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

Updated/reviewed April 2023

  • Need: To fill vacant medical positions in Maine's rural medical facilities.
  • Intervention: The Tufts Maine Track LIC program offers clerkships in rural medical facilities, exposing medical school students to the positives and possibilities that rural practices have to offer.
  • Results: The program has seen an increase in students' interest in practicing in rural Maine. The majority of participants have pursued medical careers in one of the six core specialties studied during their clerkship.