The Rural Scholars Program equips and encourages talented, high-achieving pre-med students from rural communities to submit an application to LSU Health in Shreveport and to ultimately become primary care physicians in rural Louisiana. Students selected to participate have hands-on opportunities to learn about medical school from medical school faculty and staff during a series of retreats. Participants learn about MCAT review, financial aid, the application process, and interview techniques. Medical student and community primary care physician mentors provide guidance, encouragement and clinical exposure.
"I am so glad to be a part of this program. It is a great way to become familiar with the medical school and the entire admissions process." –Cameron Windham, Louisiana Tech University
Participation in the Rural Scholars program is by invitation only and is limited to previous CLAHEC health careers program participants who have expressed a keen interest in applying to medical school. For more information about this program please contact Gabrielle Juneau via email or by phone at 318-443-2855.