This past June, students in the Rural Medical Scholars program at Upstate Medical University participated in a rural immersion program.

Students worked alongside local physicians and offered in-patient and out-patient clinical training. The students also spoke to local high school students about medical careers and took part in a scavenger hunt that required them to connect with local official—like the mayor of Canton—to find their next stop.

The Rural Immersion program aims to provide health professions students a week-long experience of life as a rural health care provider outside of the clinic setting.

Click here for more information and to view each group’s presentations.