WWAMI Rural Integrated Training Experience (WRITE)

Site Visits

UW School of Medicine WRITE Site Visits are an important component of the WRITE Program.

Goals & Objectives

  • Provide educational support and faculty development for WRITE.
  • Provide learning experiences and broaden knowledge of medical specialties for WRITE students in community.
  • Provide departmental support of educational opportunities for physicians, students, and other medical personnel in rural communities.
  • Give students practice organizing and writing case work-ups and formally presenting cases, including findings and differential diagnosis.
  • Make University staff and clinical faculty accessible to community-based physicians to promote mutual understanding.

Expectations

Department Faculty Visit:

  • Student case presentation for faculty visitor (written or oral, determined by visitor).
  • Faculty visitor provides educational presentation or faculty development session.
    • Formal presentation.
    • Round table discussion.
    • Lunchtime talk.
  • Dedicated one-on-one time with site director.
  • Review evaluations/student progress.
  • Review department clerkship/course goals and objectives.
  • Discuss areas of improvement or “best practices”.
  • Dedicated one-on-one time with the student. Address student experience, concerns, offer advice/assistance.

Administrative Visit (Regional Dean/Office of Rural Programs):

Administrative visits structured through Regional Office are informal and may include:

  • Meeting with Site Director and student.
  • One-on-one meeting with student.
  • Address any administrative, preceptor, or student concerns.
  • Request for student case presentation (written or oral, determined by visitor).
  • Faculty development presentation.