The Rural Health Professions Program (RHPP) matches medical students with physicians working in small towns throughout Arizona.
If you're interested in primary care, or practicing medicine in a rural location, RHPP is a fantastic opportunity for you. Physicians in the RHPP program want to serve as mentors for our medical students, helping you to develop a range of clinical skills. RHPP placements often last for years. You'll be able to forge a lasting relationship with the patients and community you serve, getting to know its benefits and attractions, as well as its distinctive medical and social challenges.
Rural Health Distinction Track
Students interested in RHPP should also consider pursuing an MD distinction track in Rural Health, which builds on RHPP service to provide additional clinical and research experience in this field.