DEFINITION OF PRIMARY CARE:
DPM and DPT students are excluded from this primary care restriction.
According to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), for the purposes of the Iowa Rural Medicine Pathway Scholarship, the definition of primary care includes only Family Medicine, General Pediatrics, General Internal Medicine and General Surgery, Psychiatry and OB/GYN. This is not to imply that other medical specialties are not needed in rural Iowa. However, at this time, because of the grant specifications, we can only offer scholarships to students entering these four specialties