The following objectives place an emphasis on minority populations and rural and/or medically underserved settings:
- To introduce health profession careers and offer opportunities for academic enhancement to students in grades 9-12.
- To provide health professions students and residents in higher education with clinical experiences in community-based settings.
- To promote the optimal use of the healthcare workforce and improve quality of care delivered through interprofessional collaboration.
- To strengthen the existing healthcare workforce in rural and underserved areas and support the retention of community-based health professionals.