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Rural Medicine Program

 Setting Out to Meet the Needs of Alabama’s Rural Communities

The Rural Medicine Program (RMP) is a jointly sponsored program between the University of Alabama School of Medicine (UASOM) and Auburn University’s College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM). It is a “sister program” to the Rural Medical Scholars Program (RMSP), jointly sponsored by UASOM and the College of Community Health Sciences (CCHS) at the University of Alabama. Both programs are designed to increase the number of family-practice physicians serving rural Alabama.

Rural Medicine Students


Students pictured above are listed in alphabetical order below: 

  • Nikki Ahuja
  • Caleb Bush
  • Chloe Carroll
  • Laura Catherine Cresswell
  • Jay Foster
  • Daniel Frank
  • Kaysie Freer
  • Amy Garcia
  • Spencer Gibbs
  • Cortney Haymon
  • Hunter Johnson
  • Cara Parker
  • Ellie Pitchford

For additional information, please contact:

Dr. Lawrence C. Wit
Professor and Associate Dean Emeritus
315 Roosevelt Concourse
Auburn, AL 36849-5319
Phone: (334) 844-7898
FAX: (334) 844-5748

  • Read more about this program
  • Interested students must complete the application.
  • Take the MCAT as soon as possible.
  • Possibility of conditional acceptance into the program based on ACT score.
  • Minimum MCAT score 495 or higher. Minimum GPA of 3.3 or higher.
  • Students who are selected will enter UASOM after two semesters on Auburn’s campus completing RMP.
  • RMP is designed to increase student’s preparation (academically and in shadowing experiences).
  • Extensive, organized “shadowing” of rural physicians and other activities are required in RMP.
  • Successful completion of RMP initiates entrance into UASOM for first two basic-science years at UAB. 
  • Final two clinical years are completed at UASOM-Huntsville Regional Medical Campus.

Last Updated: 11/09/2020