The MU Rural Track Pipeline Program was created in 1994-1995 to improve the supply and distribution of physicians in rural Missouri. The program consists of four distinct, but related, curriculum and clinical components, providing students with ongoing exposure to rural medicine. Components include the Bryant Scholars Pre-Admission Program, the Summer Community Program, the Rural Track Clerkship Program and the Rural Track Elective Program.
Over the past 20 years, the Rural Track Program has successfully produced rural physicians for the state. Approximately 55 percent of participants practice in a rural location and 80 percent of Bryant Scholars stay in Missouri.
Many times students are faced with financial burden. With your gift, the School of Medicine will be able to award scholarships to Rural Track students to support their medical education. $150,000 will allow us to award 15 $10,000 scholarships.