TUSCALOOSA - Bethany Sparks, of Phil Campbell, has been accepted as one of 10 students to the University of Alabama’s Rural Medical Scholars Program for the 2020-2021 academic year.
The Rural Medical Scholars Program, part of UA's College of Community Health Sciences, is a five-year medical education program that leads to a medical degree. The program includes a year of study, after students receive their undergraduate degree, and leads to a master's degree in rural and community health and early admission to the UA School of Medicine.
Students spend their first two years of medical school at the School of Medicine's main campus in Birmingham and return to CCHS for their third and fourth years of medical school - the clinical training years.
The Rural Medical Scholars Program is exclusively for rural Alabama students who want to become physicians and practice in rural communities.
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