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Frequently Asked Questions
1. How do I apply for the HHP?
2. The HHP was approved in January 2008, but I am a current (2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc. year) medical student. Do I have the opportunity to complete the HHP requirements before graduation?
3. Can I be enrolled in more than one Pathway?
4. I am already enrolled in one Pathway. Can I switch Pathways?
5. Can I waive the required FAMED 556-Spanish for the Health Professional course if I have an advanced Spanish-speaking language background?
6. What will happen if I do not get my first choices for my HHP required clinic site?
7. Are there other clinic sites not listed on the HHP approved site list that would count for HHP completion?
8. When can I begin working on the required online modules?
9. If I am not a medical student, may I participate in some of the HHP classes, activities or use the online modules?
10. When do I need to have the HHP requirements completed in order to get my certificate of completion?
11. When do I need to have the HHP requirements completed in order to get my HHP completion mentioned in my Dean's Letter?
12. Is there a HHP listserv that I can join to make sure that I receive updated HHP information and opportunities?
13. If I have any questions, who can I contact?
How do I apply for the HHP?
Visit the HHP website at http://faculty.washington.edu/dacosta/HHP/index.html and click on “Pathway Requirements” to fill out the online application.
Absolutely. When you apply to HHP, the HHP advisor will review your application and inform you of necessary requirements that you will need to complete. You may be surprised as you may have already satisfied some requirements. If there are any questions, the HHP advisor will review your application with the HHP faculty advisor, David Acosta, MD. We recognize that everyone’s situation may be different, and it may be somewhat difficult for a 4th year medical student who is graduating within 1 year to accomplish all of the requirements. We will so our best to work and accommodate you as much as possible.
There is considerable overlap in the requirements in most of the Pathways so it could be feasible for a student to be enrolled in more than one. For example, it would make sense for a student to be enrolled in both the Underserved Pathway and the HHP. However, it is very important to review the requirements carefully for some of the Pathways, especially the Indian Health Pathway, the Global Health Pathway and the HHP which all have specific Triple I requirements. It is highly recommended that you consult with the HHP advisor and/or the HHP faculty advisor if you are considering this.
can switch from
one Pathway to another. It is highly recommended that you consult with
advisor if you are considering this.
Yes, though it is not recommended. A fluent/native born Spanish speaker may not have specific experience with Medical Spanish terminology. If a student would like to waive the course, please contact the HHP advisor. They will set up an appointment to meet with the faculty advisor to discuss your request. If your skills are at a good conversational level, a Medical Spanish Waiver Exam with the Faculty Advisor will be scheduled. This will be an oral exam.
All HHP students are encouraged to inform the preceptorship/clinical/RUOP site coordinators of their HHP status when applying for their preferred sites. When you submit your rotation track preferences to Constance Lamb, Registrar, in your 2nd year, be sure to inform her of your HHP status. If you cannot get assigned to a HHP listed preceptorship/clinical/RUOP site, contact the HHP advisor as soon as possible. Please remember that the program site coordinators and the Registrar will try to do their best in accommodating you if it is possible. Due to the constraints of the number of medical students that need to be accommodated, the number of clinic sites, and the competition for some of the most popular sites, we ask that you respect the decisions that are made.
There probably are. The
list is by no means meant to be complete, but is a work in progress.
be other clinic sites that other students and/or residents may have
about that was a great experience with a Hispanic community. Please
HHP advisor about a clinic site of interest so that we can investigate
feasibility of the clinic site BEFORE you make arrangements.
You can begin to work on the required modules as soon as you complete your HHP application and are approved. This is a good opportunity for students, especially first-year WWAMI students, to begin working on the HHP requirements early. Access to the online modules will require you to have your UWNetID available.
Absolutely! FAMED 556 and FAMED 557 are open to graduate level health professions students as well. There are some restrictions for FAMED 556, so please consult with the HHP advisor.
The online modules are open to anyone with a UW NetID. You must be an enrolled participant of the HHP to access all post-tests and evaluations. Films will not be available for non-enrolled participants to use. Contact the HHP advisor if you have trouble accessing the modules.
You must have all of the
HHP requirements completed by September
in your 4th or final year of Medical School in order for this to get
have all of the
HHP requirements completed no later than April 1 preceding graduation.
Yes. All HHP students are encouraged to join the listserv. Non-HHP or non-medical students may join the HHP listserv at https://mailman1.u.washington.edu/mailman/listinfo/somhhp.
Contact the HHP advisor, Pam Racansky, M.A., at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 206-685-2489 or in T-533. Dr. Acosta is available for career guidance and for general questions regarding the care of Hispanic communities and community health centers. Please call the HHP advisor to schedule an appointment with him.
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