Rural Fellowship MPH

The Rural and Global Public Health Fellowship at MAHEC presents a unique opportunity for you to explore and practice rural medicine in WNC while earning a Master of Public Health degree that focuses on promoting health equity in rural communities.

Our Rural Fellowship was developed to provide continuing education and support to help physicians better adjust to and meet the needs of their rural community. Continuing education experiences are focused on developing core competencies and special areas of interest identified by each fellow. Preceptor training focuses on the development of rural leadership and public health skills. 

Pursuing a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree with a capstone community rural health project is a natural complement to our rural fellowship program. MPH student fellows will be provided with financial and educational support over two years as they build a long-term rural practice in WNC. Clinical experience will be compensated and academic time protected to ensure fellows can focus on MPH program requirements.

Learn more about our rural fellowships and application process.