Students can apply directly to the National Rural Health Association for up to $1,000 reimbursement for travel and/or for lodging during the course of a medical school rotation at an RTT's rural site. The rotation must be for a minimum of 14 days and must occur during the 2013-2014 residency year. Students shall submit a notice of intent to NRHA for approval (available below) prior to the rotation.
Many medical schools require extensive documentation and prior approval as well. Be sure to check with the appropriate office in your institution as soon as possible to facilitate this process. Here is a sample form that you may wish to adapt to your situation:
Following NRHA notice to the student that the rotation has been approved and within 30 days of completion of the rotation, the student is responsible for submitting the following documentation:
Reimbursement will only occur with completion of this documentation and payment will be made directly to the student, not to the program or any other entity
Any student from an accredited US medical school, allopathic or osteopathic, is eligible to participate. For a list of participating RTT programs, visit the Rural Program Profiles page.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Laura Hudson, RTT Technical Assistance Program representative at LHudson@NRHArural.org or 202.639.0550.