Scott Rempel graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 2012 as an Anthropology major with a minor in Public Health. While studying with the Department of Anthropology, Scott was selected to participate in the Medicine & Society Program, which allowed him to explore his interest in both medicine and the greater good of society. This four-year program consists of a yearlong seminar in medical anthropology, a community health internship, several courses in medical anthropology, and a senior thesis or capstone project. Scott discovered that he was particularly drawn to rural medicine and after receiving his undergraduate degree was accepted at the University of Kansas School of Medicine campus in Salina.
During his second year at KU, Scott participated in the KU School of Medicine's Rural Primary Care Practice and Research Program. He was placed in Quinter, KS for the summer where he worked alongside two family physicians at Bluestem Medical and Gove County Medical Center. This experience only further solidified his desire to be a rural primary care physician. In a recent article published by KU, Rempel said "For me, a career in rural primary care was the perfect marriage between my small-town background and my desire to practice medicine in an underserved population."