08-18-2011, 06:08 PM
I figured that practicing physicians would be able to help me out with this one. I am 3 semesters away from applying to med school and I was wondering if there are any med school programs that give preferential admission to FM interested students or any programs that will give admission for a written contract to practice family medicine. I have read on the aapa website that these sorts of programs are essential for increasing FM doctors and I wondered if anyone has gotten the ball rolling on this yet. Thanks for your time!
08-18-2011, 06:26 PM
Kansas is opening a medical school which is designed to try and get students interested in rural medicine (see below)
Being the schools intentions as they are, they may be more interested in students who desire rural primary care. Also, I don't know too much on the topic but UNMC in NE has a couple students each year "graduate" at the end of their third year of med school into their FM program.
08-22-2011, 05:10 AM
The University of Illinois has a campus in Rockford that is specific for rural medicine called the RMED program. You sign a contract which says you will go into primary care within Illinois, however, I believe you can skip out on that without penalty if you want to. I don't know if being an Illinois resident is required or not though.
08-24-2011, 07:55 PM
Yes, depending on what state you are from there are many programs where you "sign a contract." Nebraska has a similar program to this RMED the previous poster mentioned, called RHOP in which if you are from a more rural area and wish to return to a rural area they pay a certain amount of your undergrad and you get automatically accepted into the med school after completion of your bachelors (assuming you maintain a certain GPA). Search the web to see what programs your state offers.
11-12-2011, 07:57 PM
Texas Tech University Family Medicine Accelerated Track (http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/fmat/)
12-14-2011, 04:53 PM
LECOM has a 3yr primary care track.
University of Colorado has a rural med track
RVU has a rural/wilderness track
UMN-Duluth is a rural-specific school
That's all I can think of off the top of my head