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International/Inner City/Rural Preceptorship

Underserved populations photoThe International/Inner City/Rural Preceptorship (I2CRP) program is a 4-year longitudinal program for students who declare an interest in and commitment to working with medically underserved populations in urban, rural, or international settings. The program is designed to foster the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to provide high quality, compassionate care to underserved populations, and to increase the number of primary care physicians who practice in underserved areas.

Students participate in unique learning experiences throughout all four years of their undergraduate medical education. Through a combination of didactics, discussion, reflection, community experiences, and clinical preceptorships, students explore and apply foundational concepts of community-oriented primary care, systems based practice, cultural competency, social determinants of health, and health equity.

During the MS1 and MS2 semesters, students participate in:

During the third year, students complete core clinical rotations in community based, underserved settings in family medicine, pediatrics, adult medicine, and general surgery.

During the fourth year, students complete a community immersion month and a community based scholarly project.

Applying to the Program

The International/Inner City/Rural Preceptorship program is open to all MS1 students currently enrolled at the VCU School of Medicine. Up to 24 seats are awarded within each class on a competitive basis. The application deadline is October 15 at 11:59 PM.

The electronic application will be available in the "Student Records" section of the VCU SOM eCurriculum from August 15 - October 15. Click on the "I2CRP Application" link from the subsequent navigation menu.

The admissions procedure includes submitting an on-line application, including two essays. Each essay should address the following questions:

Essay 1:

Essay 2:

Students are accepted into the program based on a demonstrated interest in working with medically underserved populations. Applicants with a demonstrated interest in entering primary care (family medicine, general pediatrics, general internal medicine, or medicine / pediatrics) as well as national workforce priority disciplines (psychiatry, obstetrics & gynecology, and general surgery) will be given weighted consideration.

Additional information is available by clicking here.

For More Information

Contact Mary Lee Magee, M.S. or Mark Ryan, MD

I2CRP VCU Libraries