An important component of the WRITE Program is the University of Washington School of Medicine Faculty WRITE Site visits. Each site will be assigned a minimum of two visitors. The goals and objectives of the faculty visit are:
To provide learning experiences and broaden knowledge in various medical specialties for the WRITE students in community settings; specialties include Chronic Care, Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry and any other specialties deemed appropriate to the WRITE Site.
To support educational efforts and to provide continuing medical education for physicians and other medical personnel in rural communities.
To give students practice organizing and writing case work-ups and formally presenting cases, including findings and differential diagnoses.
To evaluate the teaching strengths and weakness of the particular WRITE site.
To help WRITE students become comfortable in their role of providing primary care to rural populations by utilizing specialty faculty as consultants when appropriate.
If desired, to provide direct consultation without fee for patients; this includes hospital or ambulatory patients, whether or not the patient’s physician is a site preceptor.
To make University staff and clinical faculty accessible to community-based physicians and to promote mutual understanding of their respective roles.