MD Program Curriculum

Tribal, Rural, and Underserved Medicine (TRUE Program)

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Mission: To prepare and encourage University of Utah medical students to choose residencies and careers in primary care that serve tribal communities, rural communities, and/or medically underserved communities (MUCs) after they graduate.

Vision: Health equity for tribal, rural, and medically underserved communities.

Welcome to the Tribal, Rural & Underserved Education Program (TRUE) at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Our office serves as a comprehensive resource to meet the education needs of medical students who are interested in nurturing and growing the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary of physicians who care for patients from tribal, rural and medically-underserved communities. Although our premiere program is the Graduate Certificate in Tribal, Rural & Underserved Medicine we offer an array of services and education activities to prepare and encourage medical students, including:

  • mentorship and career planning
  • a variety of for-credit elective courses
  • community immersion experiences
  • Other services