HRPI Application & Curriculum Information

Admission Information

To qualify for this program a student should:
  1. Be completing at least 4 semesters of college coursework
  2. Have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
  3. Have ACT or MCAT scores above 20 (or SAT scores higher than 1200)
  4. Be an Alabama resident
Students from rural areas are given priority in the selection process.  A maximum of 20 students will be chosen for the internship. Each student receives a stipend to cover housing, transportation and meals. 


UPDATE:  The 2015 application deadline is March 2, 2015.  
Your pre-health advisor has additional information about HRPI. You may want to consult with her/him before submitting your application. 

Applications can be submitted via the on-line form. If you want to submit a written form via mail or fax, please contact Ms. Paula Clawson at 256-551-4609 or

The on-line application is here:

The 2015 applicants selected for a videoconference interview will be notified in early March 2015.  

Important Dates

                November 24, 2014: Applications available
                February 17, 2015: Deadline for applications
                May 26, 2015: Arrive in Huntsville - set up housing in dormitory
                May 27,2015: Begin Internship
                July 17, 2015: Final Day

Sample curriculum

For more information, contact us:

Huntsville Rural Pre-Medical Internship (OFHER): Dr. Bill Coleman, Director of Office for Family Health, Education & Research   256-551-4609
  Paula Clawson, Program Administrator, OFHER            256-551-4609

Medical Education & Student Services: Dr. Lanita Carter, Director of Medical Education and Student Services 256-551-4432