For a complete list of all Underserved Pathway Policies including important deadlines please visit: Underserved Pathway Policies
For students to receive acknowledgment at graduation, graduating Underserved Pathway students must meet the following integrated longitudinal requirements by April 1 of their graduating year:
- Curriculum: Modules — Who Are the Underserved? is required for everyone
- Minimum of 10 online curriculum modules or associated activities for (E15 and after)
- Minimum of 8 online curriculum modules or associated activities for (E14 and before)
- Longitudinal mentorship with Underserved Pathway or TRUST mentor:
- 1 meeting per quarter or a minimum of 4 meetings per year
- Meetings can occur via in-person, phone, web-based video conferencing, or email
- Scholarly project:
- III focused on an issue affecting underserved population(s).
- III completed on RUOP or GHIP automatically qualify.
- Pre-clinical community experience:
- RUOP, GHIP, PCP, and/or preclinical preceptorship in underserved setting
- Clinical clerkship in an underserved setting, minumum 4 credits or 2 weeks (E15 and after)
- Non-clinical coursework: selectives and/or intersessions:
- 2 credits focusing on underserved populations or issues
- Clinical courses – Clerkships, Patient Care Phase, Career Explorations Phase:
- 12 credits (or SIX weeks) of clinical courses in underserved setting or serving vulnerable population(s)
- Service learning, advocacy, community service or engagement:
- 24 hours completed in an underserved setting
Preclinical and clinical courses you can take to fulfill UP course requirements.
Learn about the issues surrounding people who are underserved.
Work with a physician mentor working with underserved populations.
Complete a scholarly project (III) with an underserved focus.
Learn about ways you can fulfill the pathway service requirements.
UP students: Track your community service hours by using your Underserved Pathway Tracker to update your hours and experiences.
Policies, Deadlines, & FAQ: