TARGETED RURAL AND UNDERSERVED TRACK (TRUST)
The TRUST program trains University of Washington medical students for careers working in rural and other underserved areas to address Idaho’s physician workforce challenges. TRUST provides a continuous connection between underserved communities, medical education, and health professionals in Idaho. The goal is to create a full-circle pipeline by guiding qualified students with an interest in rural/underserved practice (TRUST Scholars) through a special four-year curriculum that links a student to an underserved community. TRUST scholars also have opportunities for linkages to the WWAMI network of residency programs that have an underserved training focus.
- Targeted separate admissions process links student with rural/underserved background or special interest in rural/underserved practice an underserved community for four years of medical school
- UW courses and programs that are focused on rural/underserved care are incorporated into the curriculum
- Key clinical programs occur in continuity community (student returns back to the same community to do several clinical experiences)
- TRUST links Scholars with WWAMI residency programs that have an underserved training focus.
- Links with communities to identify and promote their needs and resources for health workforce training.