Admission to the Rural Scholars Track is open to Louisiana residents. Interested students must first apply and be accepted into the School of Medicine before being considered for the RST. All standard Admissions criteria and policies apply.
Once accepted into the School of Medicine, applicants will be further evaluated for consideration into the Rural Scholars Track. Up to 10 students will be accepted in each entering class. Students interested in the RST should complete an application and return it to the Office of Admissions as soon as possible.
While the majority of students are accepted into the RST as incoming first years, students may apply to the RST at any point during their medical-school training. If you are interested in joining the RST, please contact Dr. Mary Coleman to discuss it further.