Academic Programs Catalog

College of Human Medicine

Leadership in Rural Medicine - Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Leadership in Rural Medicine trains students to possess a special set of knowledge, skills and attitudes enabling them to better understand address the medical needs and provision of healthcare to individuals living in rural and remote communities. The graduate certificate is available to students currently pursuing the Professional Program in Human Medicine leading to the Doctor of Medicine degree.

Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Leadership in Rural Medicine

Students must successfully complete the following:

1. Participation in 90% or more the additional didactic sessions during Block I and Block II years of the professional program.
2. Participation in the 32-hour preclinical experience in a rural community.
3. Completion of at least 12 weeks’ clinical experience in a rural or remote education setting during Block III of the professional program.
4. Completion of additional clinical experience in the rural community.
5. One of the following rural elective options (12 credits):
a. Students in the Rural Physician Program (RPP):
FM 608 Family Practice Clerkship 6
HM 632 Rural Community Health 6
b. Students in the Rural Community Health Program (R-CHP):
HM 632 Rural Community Health 6
HM 633 Advanced Rural Community Health 6
6. Completion of a scholarly presentation or publication.
7. Completion of portfolio or additional assignments as assigned by the student’s advisor.