RURAL MINORITY SCHOLARS PROGRAM
The University of Alabama Rural Minority Scholars Program is a five-week summer program for recent high school graduates who plan to enter college the next academic year. The students live on The University of Alabama campus and take a general chemistry course; attend tutorials, seminars and field trips to rural medical facilities; and shadow African-American physicians from their hometowns. The objective of this program is to increase the number of minority students from rural Alabama who qualify for admission to medical school through the Rural Medical Scholars Program. The mission of the Rural Medical Scholars Program is to produce physicians for rural Alabama who are leaders in developing healthy communities. Established in 1996, that program is open to college seniors and graduate students who plan to go to medical school and practice medicine in a rural area.