Rural Medical School Program – Cincinnati, OH
The University of Cincinnati AHEC Rural Health Track is for current health professions students interested in positioning themselves to join a well-prepared, diverse and culturally competent primary care workforce.
The rural health track is just being created. Back in the late ’70s to 2006, a rural rotation was required by the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. It was eliminated due to lack of interest. In 2018, a group of students created UC’s first “Rural Health Student Interest Group.” This group plans programs featuring speakers who have served in rural communities, as well as working with staff to create shadowing opportunities, primarily for M1 and M2 students. We are cultivating relationships with the region’s critical access hospitals to confirm shadowing and precepting.
The University of Cincinnati AHEC currently offers mileage stipends for M3 and M4 students who complete rotations in our rural communities.