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International/Inner City/Rural Preceptorship (I2CRP)

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

Program Overview

Students participate in unique learning experiences through out all four years of their undergraduate medical education. Through a combination of didactics, discussion, reflection, community experiences, and clinical preceptorships, students explore and apply foundational concepts of community oriented primary care, systems based practice, cultural competency, and social determinants of health.

Program Logistics

During the MS1 and MS2 semesters, students participate in:

Program Overview

  • 6-week honors elective courses during the spring and fall semesters;
  • An optional clinical elective in an underserved setting during the spring of MS2a;
  • a clinical preceptorship in an urban or rural underserved setting as part of the Practice of Clinical Medicine course;
  • Journal club sessions; and
  • Grand Rounds sessions on topics related to the care of medically underserved populations

During the third year, students complete core clinical roations in community based, underserved settings in family medicine, pediatrics, adult medicine, and general surgery.

During the fourth year, students complete a community immersion month and a community based scholarly project.

Statistics

This table provides information on how many students have completed the program and the specialty areas they subsequently chose.

Career Data of ICRP/I2CRP Program Graduates*
Year of Grad# Program CompletersFamily MedicineOther Primary CareOther
2000 2 2 (100%; 1 rural) 0 0
2001 6 3 (50%; 3 rural) 2 (med/peds, OB/GYN) 1 (ER)
2002 6 2 (33%; 2 rural) 4 (1 peds, 2 IM, 1 OB/GYN) 0
2003 4 2 (50%; 1 rural) 2 (Peds, Med/Peds) 0
2004 7 2 (29%; 1 rural) 4 (Med/Peds, Peds, OB/GYN) 1 (pathology)
2005 6 4 (66%; 2 rural) 2 (IM) 0
2006 9 3 (33% 2 rural) 5 (IM, Med/Peds, Peds) 1 (ER)
2007 5 3 (60%; 2 rural) 2 (IM) 0
2008 6 2 (33%; 1 rural) 4 (IM, Med/Peds, OB/GYN) 0
2009 9 5 (56%; 2 rural) 4 (IM, Peds) 0
2010 14 7 (50%; 2 rural) 6 (IM, Peds, OB/GYN) 1 (Anesth)
2011 11 4 (36%; 0 rural) 7 (IM, Peds, OB/GYN) 0
2012 20 9 (45%; 2 rural) 10 (IM, Peds, Med/Peds, IM/Women's health, OB/GYN) 1 (Ortho)
2013 19 6 (31.6%; 1 rural) 8 (IM, Med/peds, Peds) 5 (1 PM&R, 1 Gen Surge, 1 Urol, 1 Ophtho, 1 Radiology)
2014 21 4 (19%; 0 rural) 10 (IM, Med/Peds, Peds, IM/Prim Care, Psych, OB/GYN) 7 (3 Gen Surg, 1 Plastics, 1 ENT, 1 PM&R, 1 Anesth)
2015 20 5 (25%; 0 rural) 7 (Peds, IM/Prim Care, OB/GYN) 8 (1 ER, 1 Gen Surg, 1 Neuro Surg, 1 Surg Prelim, 3 Anesth, 1 Pathology
Totals to Date 165

n = 63, 38%

22 rural programs

n = 77, 47%

IM, Peds, Med/Peds, OB/GYN, Psych

n = 25, 15%

*NOTE: Beginning in 2008, the program was changed from the Inner City/Rural Preceptorship to International/Inner City/Rural Preceptorship.