The TRUST Continuum

TRUST's primary goal is to foster and prepare selected medical students for rural practice. This diagram illustrates how the TRUST curriculum is a continuum, selecting students from, training them in, and returning them to the appropriate communities. Move your mouse over each phase of the curriculum for more information.

A PDF version of this information is also available: Overall TRUST Curriculum Handout

 

R/UOE Year One R/UOP Year Two
Admissions Year Three
Rural Communities Residency Year Four

Rural/Underserved Communities

TRUST aspires to take students from rural or underserved communities, nurture a connection and return the physician back for practice.

 

Admissions

Students apply to the UWSOM and are admitted as TRUST Scholars via a separate admissions process.

 

Prematriculation (Summer)

TRUST Scholars will spend 1 – 2 weeks with a rural or urban underserved mentor.

Upon Matriculation, TRUST Scholars will be assigned a College mentor who has a rural or urban underserved background.

Year One

All TRUST Scholars will be enrolled in the UWSOM Underserved Pathway and must complete all the requirements.

TRUST Scholars will be enrolled in a rural health selective.

TRUST Scholars will have at least 2 return visits with their Premat rural or underserved mentor in the fall and spring.

Summer After Year One

TRUST Scholars will participate in R/UOP and do the Independent Investigative Inquiry (III) project ideally with their rural or undeserved mentor. If accepted to an International Health Opportunities Program (IHOP), this can be substituted for the above requirement.

Year Two

Return visits with Premat rural or underserved mentors as possible.

Continue relationship with TRUST and College Mentors.

TRUST Scholars will be enrolled in Famed 540.

Year Three

TRUST Scholars will enroll as possible in the WWAMI Rural Integrated Training Experience (WRITE), a 20 week continuity clerkship within the WWAMI region.

Continue relationship with TRUST and College Mentors.

Year Four

Continue relationship with TRUST and College Mentors.

Possible linkages with specific UWSOM residencies to help facilitate clerkship experiences at these residencies.

TRUST Scholars will participate in fourth year career counseling and assistance with residency application.

Residency

TRUST graduates chose Primary Care residency programs orselected specialties that practice in rural or underserved settings.

TRUST works to develop close connections with regional residency programs.