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I’m a High School or College Student
Are you a high school or college student from a rural area or interested in serving a rural area through a medical career? If so, we would love to help you reach your goals! Read below for an overview of the many ways the Office of Rural Initiatives can serve you.

Get Informed
If you’re just beginning to consider a career in rural medicine, it may be wise to explore some resources to gather more information. Here are some pages that may help you. You can also contact us for more resources and information.

  • Rural Health Resources
  • Learn More About Family Medicine
  • Meet the Kenan Rural Scholars
  • First Generation Medical Students

Get Connected
Now that you’ve learned a little more about rural health careers, it’s time to get connected and explore the opportunities available to you. Use the link below to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.

ORI High School Programs ORI College Programs
I’m a Medical Student
Are you a medical student from a rural area or interested in serving a rural area? If so, we would love to help you reach your goals! Read below for an overview of the many programs supporting students seeking to practice primary care in rural North Carolina.

Are you a current medical student who enjoys talking to prospective students? Sharing your journey with high school, community college, and college students? Inspiring others to consider medicine as a potential career path? If so, we would love to hear from you and have you join us on an outreach opportunity. Please email Kewana Smith for more information or fill out form below!
ORI Medical Student Programs

I’m a Counselor or Advisor
Are you a counselor or advisor helping students interested in serving a rural area through a medical career? If so, we would love to help you! Read below for an overview of the many ways the Office of Rural Initiatives can serve you.

Student Resources
Here are some resources to help your students gather more information about rural health, careers in rural medicine, and specific programs available to them at UNC. You can also contact us for more resources and information.

  • Rural Health Resources
  • Learn More About Family Medicine
  • Programs and Opportunities
  • First Generation Medical Students
  • Meet the Kenan Rural Scholars
  • Meet the Kenan Urban Scholars
  • Hear from an Urban Scholar
  • RIPHI Student Projects
  • Request visit to your school/organization

Contact The Office of Rural Initiatives