Rural Medicine Interest Group (RMIG)


Statement of Purpose and Mission:

Approximately 20% of United States citizens currently reside in rural communities, while only 11% of physicians provide care to these individuals. The primary goal of the Rural Medicine Interest Group (RMIG) is to provide opportunities for students to explore medical discrepancies facing rural America and to consider a rural rotation or career. RMIG seeks to provide information about our rural communities, as well as insight into the lifestyle of the rural physician, through partnership with rural community members. 

Club Leadership

Leadership:

C. Maryssa Spires (MS1), cmaryssaspires@email.arizona.edu
Charlotte Archuleta (MS1), charlottea@email.arizona.edu

Faculty Advisor:
Dr. Jonathan Cartsonis, MD jcartsonis@email.arizona.edu

Associated Websites

National Rural Health Association

Rural Health COD - UACOMPHX
http://phoenixmed.arizona.edu/education/degree-programs/md-program/curriculum/certificates-distinction/rural-health

University of Arizona Center for Rural Health - Tucson
http://www.crh.arizona.edu/

American College of Surgeons - Rural Surgery Programs
https://www.facs.org/education/resources/residency-search/specialties/rural