Student Rules and Responsibilities at WRITE Site
The WRITE experience is 20 weeks in length; therefore, any time off (other than long weekends) is not allowed; however, if a student needs time off, he/she must request time off from his/her primary preceptor and WWAMI Regional Dean, who will determine if the request is appropriate. In special circumstances and with the approval of the regional dean and WRITE site preceptor, it may be possible to make up time taken off during the WRITE rotation by either working a few extra weekends or by extending the WRITE site experience. This is for special circumstances only and must be preapproved. Once approved, notification must be given to the preceptor before the student leaves the area and it is recommended that the student leave information on how he/she can be contacted while out of town.
Because WRITE is such a unique and significant experience, current and former WRITE students will be asked to participate in the student presentation sessions, the orientation and other WRITE informational sessions that are held in the WWAMI region.
Communication is a part of professionalism and your ability to communicate with the WWAMI Regional Office will be reflected in your final WRITE Evaluation. Each student is responsible for CHECKING AND RESPOND TO E-MAIL MESSAGES ON A DAILY BASIS.
At the start of the WRITE student's third year, it is important that they let their WWAMI Regional Office know what their clerkship schedule, location and contact information will be until the on-site portion of WRITE begins; additionally, students will be asked to provide biographical material, including a photo, that will be made into a student biography to be distributed to each student's site--with each student's permission.
During the first week or two at his/her WRITE site, the student will be asked to check in with the healthcare professionals in the WRITE community using a Healthcare Professional Checklist. This form should be completed and sent in (faxed or emailed) to the student's regional office.
Housing, Transportation, and Meals at Site
Students must live in the WRITE community during the on-site portion of the program. Past WRITE experiences have proven that the students can make a positive impact on their assigned rural community.
Housing is provided by the WRITE Site at no cost to the student. The WRITE Site Administrator will work with the student to find appropriate housing for the duration of the rotation; suitable housing should include internet access (if available), basic furnishings and necessities and will be the proper size for the student and any accompanying spouse, domestic partner and/or children. Students should contact their WRITE Site Coordinator to arrange their housing at least 2 months prior to the start of their on-site program; additionally, prior to the rotation, the student and site will coordinate initial access to the property. WRITE students will be given a week just prior to the start of the rotation to relocate to their WRITE Site.
Students are responsible for their own personal transportation and meals during the WRITE experience.