The Rural Pathway at NEOMED is a new opportunity for students to enhance their medical education by receiving high quality education and training in rural medicine.
Supplemental to and integrated within the College of Medicine Medical Doctor (M.D.) degree curriculum, students attend monthly rural seminars and complete a Rural Pathway capstone project on a pressing issue in the rural communities in which they have trained.
- Social and academic support from Rural Pathway faculty
- Seminars on rural health topics
- Health Coach training and service
- Early exposure to ambulatory and clinical training in rural communities
- Longitudinal community experiences
- Rural-focused clerkship (M3) and elective (M4) experiences
- Research opportunities
- Enhanced networking opportunities with healthcare professionals serving rural communities
- Enhanced opportunities for interpersonal skills training devoted to rural communities
- Enhanced opportunities for professional development focused on rural medical careers
- Access to Education-for-Service scholarships, which are awarded to students based on merit and a commitment to serving medically underserved communities in Ohio.
To apply to the Rural Pathway, students must first apply through one of the following admissions paths at NEOMED:
- Accelerated B.S./M.D. Program
- Baccalaureate/M.D. Programs
- Direct Entry M.D. Degree Program
Once students have applied to NEOMED using the AMCAS application and the NEOMED application, students will be able to complete the Rural Pathway Application.