Rural Scholar's Track Sub-Committee

The Rural Scholar's Track Sub-Committee monitors the rural curriculum for the students enrolled in the RST.  This includes their clinical experience at the University Medical Center in Lafayette as well as with their rural preceptor.  In addition, the group works to develop and improve the rural educational experience and ensure the students recieve an education equivalent to that of the remainder of the students.


Committee Members


Paula Rhode Brantley, PhD 

          Associate Professor & Director of Primary Care Programs, Family Medicine 

James Falterman, MD

          Associate Dean for Lafayette Affairs & Medical Director, University Medical Center

Charles Hilton, MD

          Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Brian Jakes

          Associate Director, South Louisiana region AHEC

Emilio Russo, MD

          Assistant Professor, Interim Program Director of Rural Family Medicine Residency