Programs

Rural Programs​

Rural/Underserved Opportunities Program (R/UOP)

Between their first and second years, R/UOP offers students preceptorships with practicing physicians in small towns across the WWAMI states and among the urban medically underserved. Visit the R/UOP website in the Department of Family Medicine.

Targeted Rural and Underserved Track (TRUST)

TRUST seeks to provide a continuous connection between underserved communities, medical education, and health professionals in our region. The goal is to create a full-circle pipeline by guiding qualified students through a special curriculum that connects underserved communities in Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho to the University of Washington School of Medicine (UWSOM) and its network of affiliated residency programs in an effort to help meet the workforce needs of the region.  For more information please visit the TRUST website.

WWAMI Rural Integrated Training Experience (​WRITE)

The WRITE Program is a longitudinally integrated clerkship developed by the University Of Washington School Of Medicine as a means to help medical students learn and understand practicing rural medicine. The success of this unique program is due to the integration of community involvement, continuity of experience, and a proven curriculum. The impetus for creating WRITE was to expand primary care and rural training options at the University of Washington; develop additional training experiences in the WWAMI states, including rural areas; foster the primary care mission of the University of Washington; and provide more physicians for rural practice in the Pacific Northwest.