The Summer Experience in Maternal Health at the Georgia Rural Health Innovation Center is a ­­­­­­­­­­six-week observership. It is designed to expand the learning experience for rising second year medical students interested in practicing in rural, medically underserved communities. Students will shadow providers in rural Georgia. Didactic curriculum includes participation in journal club and publication.

*Must be willing to reside in Macon for the duration of the program – 6 weeks*


Please review the application criteria and fill out the form below.

  • Strong interest in rural health and obstetrics/genecology
  • Leadership initiative
  • Participation in student organizations
  • Academic standing
  • Future professional goals
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Must be able to work collaboratively and independently
  • Research literature evaluation skills

Application Deadline: May 28, 2021


  • Are you a Georgia resident and rising 2nd year medical student in good standing? * Required
  • Are you willing to reside in Macon/Bibb for the 6 weeks? * Required
  • Please address the following. Why is this experience important with respect to healthcare delivery in rural Georgia? How will this experience be beneficial to your professional goals and aspirations? What makes you the best candidate for this experience?