Our RMED program is offered as a supplement to the MD curriculum. Students in this program track are exposed to rural issues throughout their four years of medical school, participating in seminars, field trips and other assignments that focus on rural healthcare, family medicine and community-oriented primary care techniques. During the M4 year, RMED students engage in a 16-week preceptorship in a rural Illinois community.
The College of Medicine Urban Health Program (COM-UHP) assists in the recruitment, retention and graduation of underrepresented minority students across the four years of study at UIC-COM. The UHP office in Rockford works with the Student Affairs, Academic Affairs and Diversity and Inclusion offices to partners in the medical students’ success.