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This Recent Medical School Grad Hopes to Serve Rural Arizona Communities

The Rural Health Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship (LIC) is a program designed to address the physician shortage in rural areas. It is 42-week rotation — comprised of weekly interactive learning sessions and clinical experiences.

LIC students are enrolled in four sequential courses. Integrated specialty training takes place in Payson, Arizona, while a three-week inpatient pediatric clinical burst takes place at teaching hospitals in Phoenix at the beginning or the end of the experience. Its placement in the academic calendar depends on UArizona College of Medicine – Phoenix scheduling requirements.


LIC students will complete integrated experiences with preceptors in the Payson medical community, encompassing the required curriculum in the following units:

  • Ambulatory Medicine Selective.
  • Emergency Medicine.
  • Family, Community and Preventive Medicine.
  • Internal Medicine.
  • Longitudinal Patient Care.
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology.
  • Pediatrics.
  • Surgery.