Dear Prospective Student:
Welcome to the Rural Health Program of the Indiana University School of Medicine – Terre Haute. This exciting new program was recently established to provide students with Indiana roots an opportunity to enroll in a four year primary care medical school program affiliated with the Indiana University School of Medicine. The program emphasizes the importance of rural health and is focused on an innovative curriculum that brings clinical experiences into the first year of medical school and weaves patient interactions throughout the fabric of the four year program. Whether learning basic or clinical science, the medical student in this program will understand how the patient is the center of all educational experiences. The program also focuses on the correlation between the rural aspects of its patients, families, and the health care system in which they live. Experiences are designed for students who understand their rural roots, understand the importance of primary care, and understand the need to provide care for a population of people that make up over 20% Indiana’s population. We hope you’ll take the time to explore our program and contact us for more information.
Stephen B. Leapman, M.D.
Executive Associate Dean for Educational Affairs
Chair, Admissions Committee
Indiana University School of Medicine