Applying to WRITE
Write Application and Student Selection Process
At the beginning of November, the Academic Affairs Office arranges student interviews with the WRITE Co-Chairs, the WWAMI Regional Deans, the Associate Dean of Curriculum, and the Associate Dean for Student Affairs: WRITE Student Application Form.
Following the interviews, students are selected and matched to sites by the WRITE Steering Committee based on student interest and WRITE Steering Committee suggestions.
The WRITE Co-Chair’s Office notifies the students about their preliminary site matches and also notifies the WRITE sites about their student matches.
Following the match notification, the student has the option to contact their potential site and arrange a visit (preferably during the winter break for one day) to meet with the physician site coordinator and site preceptor(s). The student must contact the Travel Coordinator in Academic Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible following notification of the potential match to arrange this visit. Site visits must be completed by January 1st. Some WRITE sites insist on the student visiting before final agreement. Students should check with the site where they have been matched and arrange for a visit if necessary.
If a suitable match is agreed to by the site and the student, the student will notify the WRITE Co-Chairs and their WWAMI Regional Dean and will be assigned to that site for the following academic year’s winter and spring quarters.
Note: WRITE students will find that they may be limited regarding the order and location of their third-year clerkships (prior to the start of the on-site rotation) due to the unusual nature of the WRITE experience.