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Rural Underserved Opportunties Program

Department of Family Medicine, Box 356390, Seattle, Washington, 98195
1776-1938 Northeast Pacific Street Seattle Washington 98195 US

The Rural/Underserved Opportunities Program (RUOP) is a four-week, elective immersion experience in community medicine for students between their first and second years of medical school. During their four-week rotation, students live in rural or urban underserved communities throughout Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho (WWAMI). They work side-by-side with local physicians providing health care to underserved populations.

Administered by the UW Department of Family Medicine, RUOP is a collaborative effort of the UW School of Medicine, WWAMI campuses and the Area Health Education Centers. It is also supported by the Washington and Idaho Academies of Family Physicians. For more information, contact the RUOP Administrative Offices.

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Population Health Focus Keywords
Impoverishment / Poverty, Social Equity and Social Determinants, Health
Field of Study
Clinical Practice, Community Health, Community Engagement and Participation, Health Care, Medicine, Public Health
Key Populations
Vulnerable Populations
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Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho

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