College Rural Scholars

The College Rural Scholar program is for Kentucky residents who strive to become physicians that serve in rural communities of the state. Students may be nominated (by a premedical advisor) after one semester of college.

University of Louisville School of Medicine-Trover Campus

If chosen for the program, students will spend a three-week summer session at the University of Louisville School of Medicine Trover Campus in Madisonville, KY. Students will have numerous shadowing opportunities and will work with M3 and M4 students at Trover. There will also be many other academic enrichment opportunities with a focus on community medicine.

The program has been designed to provide pre-medical students exposure to rural medicine and documentable experiences that can be used to demonstrate the student’s commitment to serving in a rural community. Since 2002, numerous Murray State University pre-medical students have taken advantage of this tremendous opportunity.


Any questions about being nominated for this program should be directed to Dr. Ricky Cox via E-mail ( or phone (270-809-6543).

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