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Students from the "Students in the Community" project advocate for better health care for the underserved.

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NEW UP 2013-14 Annual Report

Faculty Advisors

Sharon Dobie, M.D., M.C.P.
Email: dob@uw.edu

David Evans, M.D.
Email: evansd9@uw.edu

Tom Greer, M.D., M.P.H.
Email: tomgreer@uw.edu

Program Coordinator

Jaime L. Fitch
Email: upath@uw.edu




NEW UP Info & Requirements 2014-15 here.

NEW UP Mentor Memo: Winter 2015 here.

NEW UP Student Memo: Winter 2015 here.

The public may view Underserved Pathway modules here.

The Underserved Pathway helps prepare future physicians to care for vulnerable and underserved populations. The Pathway engages students in three educational avenues: mentoring, developing a foundation of knowledge, and a variety of real-world experiences. Vulnerable describes people that are at risk for poor health outcomes due to difficulty accessing the necessary resources for optimal health while underserved refers specifically to the difficulty that people face accessing quality health care.

Students can customize their pathway to meet their own educational goals and interests - some may focus on a specific population or community while other may explore broader issues surrounding the underserved such as advocacy or policy.

The Underserved Pathway works closely with the other School of Medicine Pathways: The Indian Health Pathway, the Global Health Pathway, and the Hispanic Health Pathway.

Pathway Benefits

    • Preclinical, clinical, and service learning experiences with underserved and vulnerable populations.
    • Guidance and support from an Underserved Pathway mentor.
    • Unique web-based curriculum to build a knowledge base about issues that affect underserved and vulnerable populations not typically covered in the medical school curriculum.
    • Dedicated Underserved Pathway advisors including faculty physicians and a program coordinator.
    • Opportunities to collaborate with other students interested in careers working with underserved populations.
    • Certificate of Completion upon successful completion of Pathway requirements, given at graduation.
    • Acknowledgment in Hooding Ceremony program
    • Recognition in Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE/Dean's Letter)