For E15 and after

For E14 and before


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.
    • NOTE: if your III requirement was waived by UWSOM, you still need to complete a scholarly project for the Underserved Pathway. Please contact with questions.
  • Pre-clinical/Foundations Phase clinical experience:
    • RUOP, GHIP, PCP, and/or preclinical preceptorship in underserved setting; if this wasn’t possible, then:
    • Clinical clerkship (in addition to clinical courses below) in an underserved setting, minumum 4 credits or 2 weeks (only E15 and after)
  • Non-clinical coursework: selectives and/or intersessions:
    • 2 credits focusing on underserved populations or issues
      • If you are unable to complete this requirement, contact Pathway staff
  • 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)
    • All WRITE rotations count for Pathway credit
  • Service learning, advocacy, community service or engagement:
    • 24 hours completed in an underserved setting


1) Courses

Preclinical and clinical courses you can take to fulfill UP course requirements.

2) Curriculum

Learn about the issues surrounding people who are underserved.

3) Longitudinal Mentorship

Work with a physician mentor working with underserved populations.

4) Scholarly Project: Independent Investigative Inquiry (III)

Complete a scholarly project (III) with an underserved focus.

5) Service Learning, advocacy, community service or engagement

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: