Rural-PRIME is a combined, five-year M.D. and master’s degree program focusing on developing physicians who can become leaders and advocates for improving healthcare delivery throughout the state’s smaller, more isolated communities.
Rural-PRIME offers an innovative curriculum, specifically geared towards students from rural backgrounds who have a strong desire to make a difference in communities like the ones they were raised in.
A significant feature of Rural-PRIME is the integration of telemedicine training, leveraging UC Davis' expertise in this area to offer quick access from remote areas to specialty care at UC Davis Health System.
"Students at UC Davis will train for rural medicine in a way far different from their predecessors. Our focus combines team medical practice, advanced information and telecommunication technologies and evidenced-based medicine, while still recognizing what has always made rural medicine fulfilling and fun: that broad scope of practice, great relationships with patients and the knowledge that you are making a difference."
— Thomas Nesbitt, M.D., M.P.H.
For more information, please visit the Rural-PRIME Web site or contact the Rural-PRIME Coordinator at (916) 734-4105.