Stories from Graduates in Practice
Dr. Aubrey LaForce: “Say Yes.”
Dr. Scott Rogers – “It’s OK If your Dream Job Changes”
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Rural Education & Training
Rural training offers many advantages for health professions students seeking in-depth residency experiences and unmatched opportunities in preparation for rural, underserved urban or international practice. To learn more about the domains and competencies of rural practice and education, click here.
Develop a Broad Scope of Practice
Rural practitioners become competent in a wide range of treatments and procedures across a variety of care settings. They spend every day at the margin of their competence, and continue to grow their scope of practice because the community needs these services.
Enjoy Personal Relationships
Rural training is more apprentice-like and hands-on, with greater continuity in faculty, staff, patient, and community interaction than training in many if not most urban places.
Train in a Rural Place and Capture the Best Training – Rural and Urban
Benefiting from the best of both worlds, most rural health professions education and training programs have access to training opportunities in both rural and urban settings.