50 Years of RPAP

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Celebrate our 50th Class!

The Rural Physician Associate Program (RPAP) at the University of Minnesota Medical School was founded in 1971 by Dr. John Verby with state funding to increase the number of primary care physicians in rural Minnesota. The Rural Physician Associate Program (RPAP) now has 1,600+ alumni. 

On October 1, 2020, the 50th class of the Rural Physician Associate Program (RPAP) began their nine-month training in communities across Minnesota. Celebrate with us throughout the 2020-21 academic year while we remember our alumni and influential partners and highlight our current students! 

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CONTACT Rural Physician Associate Program (RPAP)

A-675 Mayo Memorial Building
Email: rpapumn@umn.edu

Phone: 612-624-3111
Fax: 612-624-2613