Non-Quillen College of Medicine Students Overview

Appalachian Preceptorship Program

This program is designed to expose medical student from across the country to rural primary care practice in a manner sensitive to the culture Students participating will spend three weeks with a clinical preceptor in a rural Southern Appalachian community and one week on the ETSU campus in concentrated, interactive educational sessions. The sessions include Appalachian history and economics, rural health issues, cultural and medicine issues, alternative health systems, and interviewing from a cultural and personal perspective.

Radio Interview about the Appalachian Preceptorship - Dr. Forest Lang, speaks in a radio interview about the unique program which provides students with an understanding for patients in rural areas.

Appalachian Preceptorship
The Preceptorship is open to students who have completed their 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year of medical school and are interested in family medicine. This elective fills requirements as an ambulatory or family medicine rotation, a senior elective in family medicine, or as a work-study program for pre-clinical students. Application deadline is March 15.  Click here for more information.

Senior Family Medicine Rural Communities Rotation

Any 4th year Medical Student wishing to experience rural family medicine may spend up to four weeks with a rural physician.  This rotation is available to students from all United States Medical Schools.