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KU SOM Scholars in Rural Health Program - application deadline June 10

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

The Scholars in Rural Health Program is designed to identify and encourage undergraduate students from rural Kansas who are interested in building successful careers as physicians in rural areas. 

We are currently accepting applications.  The application deadline is June 10. 


KU School of Medicine - Scholars in Rural Health Program

  • Students apply for the program the second semester of their sophomore year in college. 
  • The program provides Scholars assured admission to the University of Kansas School of Medicine upon successful completion of program requirements and graduation from their undergraduate institution. 
  • Scholars are exposed to the variety of health care services in rural areas, including hospital and office practice. 
  • During the junior and senior undergraduate years, scholars learn at the side of an assigned mentor in the region of his or her home community, for a total of 200 shadowing hours accumulated during the four semesters and one summer. 
  • Scholars also complete three patient care reports and attend an initial orientation on the KU SOM Salina campus and a meeting at the end of each spring semester on the KU SOM Wichita campus.  

Eligibility requirements, program requirements and the online application are available from the link below.  The Scholars in Rural Health program application deadline is June 10.    


Please let me know if you have questions. 

Jason Edwards, M.Ed.
Director of Premedical Programs
Office of Admissions
University of Kansas School of Medicine

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