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WVU Institute for Community and Rural Health

We are proudly committed to serving rural communities in West Virginia by

  • Coordinating rural health education and service opportunities across all WVU Health Sciences schools and programs in collaboration with the WV Area Health Education Centers (AHECs) including the management of houses for student use while on a rural rotation
  • Supporting students from all health professions in their rural-oriented education and outreach efforts
  • Establishing scholarship programs to support medical and dental students who commit to practice in rural West Virginia
  • Providing WVU School of Medicine Rural Track students financial and experiential support during enhanced training toward rural medical practice
  • Providing stipends for the WVU Department of Family Medicine’s Longitudinal Scholars Program for upcoming 1st year medical students and Summer Externship Program for upcoming 2nd year medical students interested in working with a preceptor at a rural site during the summer
  • Supporting health professionals that serve as preceptors for WVU students completing community rotations through financial and faculty development initiatives
  • Continually developing strategies and identifying opportunities to raise the health status of West Virginians in line with the WVU Health Sciences Strategic Plan

Click here to visit the WVU Institute for Community and Rural Health website.