For Prospective Students
Each year RPAP places approximately 40 students in rural communities for a continual nine-month experience. Students work under the direct supervision of board-certified community preceptors and other specialists in the community hospital and clinic. Students from a wide variety of backgrounds and experience participate in the program.
Read about Alexa's experience in New Ulm.
- One-on-one teaching/mentoring with preceptors
- Increased confidence and competence in clinical and procedural skills
- Extensive hands-on experiences and opportunities
- Opportunity to observe/participate in continuity of care
- Explore business-related aspects of medical practice
- Examine and treat a large number of patients ranging from newborn to elderly
- Eligible students receive a $16,000 tuition offset and a $4,000 housing stipend and/or free housing at their site. Please visit the FAQ page for more information.
- A student should be a motivated, independent learner
- Must pass the USMLE Step I Board Exam
- Solid academic performance in medical school courses; passed all requirements to begin clinical experience
- Must successfully complete Medicine I clinical clerkship prior to RPAP
- Immunization schedule must be up-to-date