Early Rural Experience (ERE)
This course requires special permission to enroll and is designed to replace the Summer Rural Externship with a more flexible version when necessary.
The Early Rural Experience (ERE) is a 2 credit hour course designed to reinforce student interests in rural practice and to prepare the student for their rural clerkships. This 64-80 hour rotation is comprised of clinical office experiences in rural communities and includes community service and interdisciplinary shadowing.
The clinical hours can be at different locations, with different physicians and can be spread out over the course of 1 year. Scheduling can include up to 2 different sites/preceptors/or start times.