January 10, 2014  BY Abby Kass

COLUMBIA, Mo.–The University of Missouri School of Medicine has decided to expand the Bryant Scholars pre-admission program that teaches students to practice in rural areas of Missouri. The program has grown since its start in 1995, now offered by 13 institutions across the state.

“Students with rural backgrounds are more likely to practice in these underserved areas when compared to their classmates from urban areas,” said Kathleen Quinn, acting associate dean for rural health. “Our rural track program is uniquely positioned to support MU’s rural mission and benefit interested students by helping train and prepare them for practice in rural communities.”

With the expansion, students at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, Westminster College in Fulton, Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, University of Missouri-St. Louis and the University of Missouri-Kansas City can all partake in the program.

The Bryant Scholars pre-admission program is a collective effort between the colleges and universities in Missouri and the MU School of Medicine. Students who meet certain academic standards, participate in required activities and show ongoing professional conduct are pre-admitted to the medical school at MU.

The additional schools that allow applicants to the program are Drury University and Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Truman State University in Kirksville and the University of Missouri.

More information on the Bryant Scholars program can be found at muahec.missouri.edu.

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