In May, the Department bid farewell to 21 graduates from the International/Inner City/ Rural Preceptorship (I2CRP ) Program, as they launch their next steps in residency training. Established in 2000, I2CRP is a four-year longitudinal program for medical students who are invested in serving medically underserved populations. The mission of the program is to increase the number of students who choose careers in primary care or workforce priority specialties and who practice in urban, rural, and international underserved settings. The program has graduated 341 members since 2000.
The I2CRP curriculum includes didactics, reflection, community engagement, and clinical rotations in primary care in underserved settings. During their fourth year in medical school, students complete scholarly capstone projects that are relevant to underserved communities. The top three projects for the class of 2023 were recognized at the School of Medicine Honors Day Ceremony.
I2CRP Scholarly Capstone Awards:
Sam Bosch and Iris Wu:
Engendering Critique: Evaluation of the Gender-Affirming Care Elective (oral presentation)
Sarah Barrett, Antonio Dominguez and Kimberly Ngo:
Identifying Barriers to Healthcare Services in the Afghan Refugee Community in Richmond, Virginia (oral presentation)
Zine-Making as a Tool for Teaching Social Justice in Medical Education (poster presentation)
Learn more about the I2CRP program at https://familymedicine.vcu.edu/education-programs/i2crp---underserved-program/