Medical Student Applications

Applicant Qualifications

  • Admission to MSU's College of Human Medicine
  • Outstanding qualifications for practicing in a rural area (including previous rural life experiences)
  • Initiative, and the desire to become not only excellent physicians but also community leaders

Applicant Process

  • Submit two program-specific essays with MSU-CHM's Secondary Application
  • Discuss interest in rural medicine and highlight personal characteristics and experiences that are consistent with becoming an excellent rural physician
  • Specify whether an applicant is interested in applying and interviewing for the Rural Physician Program, the Rural Community Health Program, or both programs
  • Interview with the LRM team, either in person or virtually

Leadership in Rural Medicine program interviews are scheduled from January through April each year, for students accepted to MSU-CHM. Students may interview virtually or at any one of MSU's rural campuses. 

Applicants to the MD program must have strong academic credentials, as well as personal attributes and career goals that are consistent with the CHM Mission. The Leadership in Rural Medicine Admissions Selection Committee strives to accept students to MSU-CHM’s rural programs who reflect the diversity of the College of Human Medicine's entering class.