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A unique opportunity exists in the rural medicine program at the Indiana University School of Medicine– Terre Haute (IUSM-TH). The rural medicine program meets the rising need for rural physicians here in our home state of Indiana and beyond and offers a distinct experience for the medical student. Accepted students will enjoy hands-on experience in the state-of-the-art Rural Health Innovation Collaborative (RHIC) Simulation Center located at Union Hospital and a great educational experience through our network of clinical clerkships around the state.
For a map of clinical locations and more details, 
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The Rural Medical Education Program was established in the 2008-2009 academic year and integrates basic and clinical sciences with a focus on rural medicine. It centers on the following five action items:

  1. Recruit Hoosiers from underserved areas and populations
  2. Teach science from the perspective of clinical medicine during the basic science years
  3. Teach medicine from the perspective of rural health during the clinical years
  4. Develop 21st century tools for the rural physician
  5. Promote research in community health

Click here for more details on rural program curriculum and clinical clerkships.

Rural Medical Education Program Fact Sheet (PDF)

For admissions information, please contact:

Mr. Jonathon O'Neal, Assistant Director of Admissions, Indiana University School of Medicine: jponeal@iupui.edu

For a campus visit, please contact:

Ms. Beth Nesius, Operations Manager, Indiana University School of Medicine - Terre Haute: beth.nesius@indstate.edu


Rural Health News

October 27, 2014 - Family Doctors Push For a Bigger Piece of the Healt Care Pie - KaiserHealthNews.org

Nov 20, 2014 is National Rural Health Day - celebratepowerofrural.org

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Students See Future In Rural Medicine - Tribune Star

First-year medical student Jeremy Sherer found his calling serving rural areas - INScope Magazine

Lugar Center leads effort to nurture rural physicians - Indiana Economic Digest

IUSM’s rural health program is preparing medical students to help - Indiana State Medical Association

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