Small Business Management for Healthcare Professionals provides students with a variety of basic skills and knowledge that a self-employed health care professional will need in order to be successful in operating their business. Topics include management principles, law, accounting, taxation, financial planning, and human resource management.

RPM 121: Rural Health Issues II introduces students to the concept of inter-professional practice and to various communication skills needed for collaboration and effective teamwork. Students will develop awareness and skills in respectful listening, compassionate communication, group process, and conflict transformation. Attention will also be paid to issues of social power and privilege, prejudice, discrimination, and what is required to overcome these.

Rural Health Issues IV builds on Rural Health Issues III (RPM 220) to further develop students’ communication skills and their ability to present themselves professionally to others. The course provides significant preparation for the multiple mini-interview (MMI) process of medical school application.