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International/Inner City/Rural Preceptorship (I2CRP)

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


The International/Inner City/Rural Preceptorship program is open to all MS1 students currently enrolled at the VCU School of Medicine. 24 seats are awarded within each class on a competitive basis. The application deadline is October 15 at 11:59 PM.

The electronic application will be available in the "Student Records" section of the VCU SOM eCurriculum from August 15 - October 15. Click on the "I2CRP Application" link from the subsequent navigation menu.

The admissions procedure includes submitting an on-line application, including an essay. The essay should be a maximum length of 7500 characters (about 2 pages) and address the following questions:

  • Why are you interested in working with underserved communities?
  • What previous exposure, if any, have you had to underserved communities (urban, rural or international)?
  • What service experiences have you had?
  • What do you hope to gain from participating in this program?

Students choose either an urban or rural track. International experiences are coordinated through the VCU student organization HOMBRE