This course is designed to emphasize the knowledge and skills necessary for practice in rural contexts. Students will begin to apply information learned in other courses to begin to analyze and articulate the special needs of this unique population. Issues concerning such topics as access to insurance and providers will be discussed. Students will work to problem-solve through case studies and community evaluations. Opportunities to design alternative solutions to the health care issues of rural communities will be provided. Skills for development of mentoring relationships will be covered.