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Lisa Mills Dougherty
Rural Outreach Initiative Mgr
1430 Tulane Ave. TB-3
New Orleans, LA  70112

Phone (504)988-2838


Education Programs

Rural Rotations – Expand 3rd and 4th year medical student clerkship and elective opportunities in community-based rural practices.

Rural Preceptor Recruitment and Support – Recruit rural preceptors, prepare and sustain their teaching role, and offer adjunct faculty benefits.

Tulane Rural Immersion Program (TRIP) – Offer a select group of third-year medical students the opportunity to reside in a rural Louisiana community and train in that setting while also applying a public health focus to their education.

Program (TRuMEd) – Identify, recruit, and admit academically qualified medical students with rural backgrounds, and who intend to practice in rural medicine.

College Partnerships – Partner with rural universities and colleges to identify and recruit academically qualified rural students into Tulane.

Student Financial Support – Develop, fund, and leverage resources to provide and/or guide medical students who are committed to future rural primary care practice towards scholarships and other forms of financial support.

Community Projects – Explore and develop opportunities for medical and public health students to work with partnering rural communities in developing assessments and/or programs that meet the health needs of the community.

Prospective Students

Tulane Rural Immersion Program

Current Medical Students

  • Rural Medicine Interest Group
  • Clerkships
  • Clinical Electives
  • Summer Pre-Clinical AHEC Elective
  • School of Medicine Departments

1430 Tulane Avenue, TB-3, New Orleans, LA 70112 504-988-2838