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International/Inner City/Rural Preceptorship (I2CRP)

Welcome to International/Inner City/Rural Preceptorship (I2CRP)

The mission of the International/Inner City/Rural Preceptorship program (I2CRP) is to increase the number of primary care physicians practicing in rural, urban, and international underserved communities. The I2CRP program strives to meet this mission by better preparing student doctors to provide quality, compassionate care to medically underserved populations.

Students choose either an urban or rural underserved track. Complementary international experiences are coordinated through the student organization HOMBRE. Students participating in I2CRP may be eligible for state and federal tuition loan repayment plans.


Students will:

  • Enhance their knowledge of underserved patient populations and their communities, both domestic and abroad.
  • Enhance and/or develop the skills necessary to work effectively with underserved patients and their communities.
  • Develop insight and appreciation for the challenges faced by persons living in underserved communities, ranging from basic physical needs to higher order needs.

For additional information, contact Mary Lee Magee in the Department of Family Medicine and Population Health at marylee.magee@vcuhealth.org.