Arkansas law authorizes the granting of educational loans and scholarships to medical students (and Alternates) for the purpose of increasing the number of physicians practicing medicine in rural communities in Arkansas. To qualify, you must be in need of financial assistance, a bona fide resident of Arkansas, and agree to repay your loan by practicing full-time Primary Care in a qualifying Rural Community in Arkansas. You do not choose your community until your medical training is complete.

Students accepted to medical school and those placed on the alternate list are eligible to apply each year. The application will be posted closer to the deadline each year.

For detailed information click on one of the following:

Student Application (link is being updated, contact the department for info)

 Sample Student Contract (link is being updated, contact the department for info)

Rural Practice Information for Initial Agreements Fact Sheet August 10, 2007


Attention Rural Practice Participants

You must follow the Rural Practice Curriculum and you are encouraged to join the Rural Medicine Student Leadership Association.