Special Offer for Medical Students

Do you plan a rotation at a 1-2 Rural Training Track program in the 2012-2013 academic year?

For students who rotate at a participating "1-2" Rural Training Track residency program between September 1, 2013 and August 31, 2014.

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:

  • Sample Elective Rotation Form (included in packet below)

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:

  1. A report and reflection on their experience (one page minimum)
  2. Receipts of all travel and lodging expenses and a travel expense form
  3. Verification by the RTT Program Director, Site Director, or Coordinator that the student has satisfactorily completed the rotation and met the 14-day requirement

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.

Download the RTT rotation reimbursement packet [PDF]

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Laura Hudson, RTT Technical Assistance Program representative at LHudson@NRHArural.org or 202.639.0550.