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PURPOSE The University of Missouri School of Medicine developed the Rural Track Pipeline Program (MU-RTPP) to increase the supply and retention of rural physicians statewide. The MU-RTPP features a preadmissions program for rural students (Rural Scholars), a Summer Community Program for rising second-year students, a six-month Rural Track Clerkship (RTC)(More)
PURPOSE The University of Missouri School of Medicine developed the Summer Community Program through which rising second-year medical students work alongside rural, community-based physician preceptors. This program is part of a comprehensive, longitudinal pipeline designed to increase student interest in rural practice. The authors describe the Summer(More)
BACKGROUND Many medical schools have developed admission policies and clinical training programs designed to address the rural physician workforce shortages in their state. AIM To enhance medical student rural clinical training experiences, and assist in preparing students for living and working in rural communities. METHODS As part of their Rural Track(More)
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