Program Policies

Students participating in the Rural Health Professions Program must attend a 16-week seminar prior to their first preceptorship. This course is designed to help students develop a fundamental understanding of rural health issues prior to experiencing the issues of their host community.

Each RHPP student is required to spend a minimum of 10 weeks in RHPP rotations throughout their medical education.

Students will receive a stipend during the initial rotation between years 1 and 2.

RHPP will provide housing for the student during RHPP rotations.

Students will be reimbursed for the mileage of one round trip to his/her site during a rotation. In sites close to Tucson, travel reimbursment may be substituted for housing, since students may elect to commute. Students must keep track of odometer readings in order to be reimbursed.