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Office of Rural Programs


The Office of Rural Programs was established in 2016 as a division of Academic Affairs at the University of Washington School of Medicine, bringing the three programs, TRUST, RUOP, and WRITE, under one leadership.

Rural Programs is dedicated to supporting the School’s mission statement in meeting the health care and workforce needs of the WWAMI region.

Targeted Rural Underserved Track (TRUST)
Provides an exceptional educational experience to prepare students for future practice in underserved rural areas and underserved small cities of the WWAMI region.

For more information, please visit our TRUST website.

Rural Underserved Opportunities Program (RUOP)
Provides students with an early exposure to the challenges and rewards of practicing primary care medicine in a rural or urban underserved setting.

For more information, please visit our RUOP website.

WWAMI Rural Integrated Training Experience (WRITE)
A clinical medical education program that gives select third-year medical students an appropriate mix of ambulatory and hospital experience during a 20-week clinical education experience at a rural primary care teaching site.

For more information, please visit our WRITE website.