Rural Medicina Academy

The Rural Medicina Academy (RMA) is a K-16 health professions pipeline program targeting underrepresented and underserved minorities. The RMA is housed at the National Center for Rural Health Professions, within the University of Illinois-Rockford and serves as the rural extension of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine Hispanic Center of Excellence (HCOE).

The RMA is funded by a Centers of Excellence (CoE) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Bureau of Health Workforce Grant (D34HP24461).


The RMA's main programmatic components are:
  • The Science and Health Immersion Program (SHIP)
  • The Summer Scholars

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For more information about the Rural Medicina Academy, contact:

Natalia Suarez
Phone:  815 395-5910

E-mail:  nmontero@uic.edu
Se habla español.