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IMPACT the RACE Introduction

Improved Primary Care for the Rural Community through Medical Education

  • Developed from a Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) grant awarded to the School of Medicine in 2020, the IMPACT the RACE Rural Track Program is geared to enhance rural medical education for students, with the goal to increase primary care physicians throughout rural communities in Mississippi.
  • Focused to fulfill the primary care needs of rural Mississippi, by providing students exemplary education, hands on training, and exposure to these rural communities.


  • To envision access to primary health care throughout rural communities in Mississippi.


  • IMPACT the RACE is committed to enhance the education of all medical students by exposing the gratification and challenges within primary care in medically underserved communities in rural Mississippi.


This program is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award.  The contents of the program do not necessarily represent the official views, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government.