Application & Curriculum Information

Application Process

Important dates:
January 13. 2014: Applications available
March 21, 2014: Deadline for applications
May 1, 2014: Notification of interview
May 22, 2014: RMP Interview Day (Huntsville)
May 29, 2014: RMSP Interview Day (Tuscaloosa)
June 9, 2014: Acceptance Day

The 2014 application is available on-line at:

To be eligible for RMP a student must:  
    1. Meet all minimum requirements for consideration for regular admission at the School of Medicine
    2. Be a legal resident of the state of Alabama
    3. Have lived in a rural area of Alabama for no less than eight years
    4. Intend to practice Family Medicine or Primary Care in a rural community or small town in Alabama

“Rural” Defined
The term "rural" in the context of the RMP is defined as any non urban area of Alabama. Basically this includes any area outside the metropolitan areas of Birmingham, Huntsville, Montgomery, and Mobile.  Some parts of the state are both rural and urban so occasionally questions arise about whether an area qualifies as rural. If you are unsure if the location where you grew up meets the criteria for the RMP, please contact us.


RMP Curriculum in Detail (doc)

For More Information, contact:

Paula Clawson
        Phone: 256-551-4630

William Coleman, M.D., Ph.D.
        Phone: 256-551-4630

Lanita Carter, Ph.D.
        Phone: 256-551-4432