Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians

Workforce

Rural Medical Scholars

Rural Medical Scholars is a summer program for high-school students interested in pursuing a career as a family medicine physician in Mississippi. Students accepted to the program are between their junior and senior years of high school and have a minimum ACT composite score of 24.

During the five-week program, students live on the Mississippi State University campus in Starkville, take two college-level pre-med courses, and have the opportunity to shadow family physicians at work.

Tuition, books and room are provided at no charge to participants. Food during the program and a $100 registration fee are the only costs to the Rural Medical Scholars. The RMS program is administered by the Mississippi State University Extension Service.

Rural Medical Scholars Program Details