Community-focused Urban Scholars Program (CUSP)

AS OF AUGUST 2021 THE CUSP PROGRAM WILL BE MANAGED BY THE OFFICE OF HEALTHCARE EQUITY

To improve the health of the populations of our WWAMI region it is imperative that our medical school trains physicians who are prepared for careers in urban underserved medicine and reflect the communities they will serve.

Community-focused Urban Scholars Program (CUSP) is a comprehensive approach to diversifying the UWSOM student population and addressing WWAMI’s urban underserved physician workforce shortage through community-based medical school training.

Our Goal: Develop a workforce of diverse physician leaders in under-resourced urban communities in the WWAMI region through a full circle program that fosters and supports qualified students through mentorship and professional development, population health training, service learning, and urban clinical experiences.

Program Requirements For Currently Enrolled CUSP Scholars:

E-18 Requirements

Primary Care Practicum

Underserved Pathway

RUOP-III

Famed 526: Community-Focused Urban Health

Famed 527: Community-Focused Urban Health II

Due to COVID clinical disruptions there are no required clerkship requirements

E-19 Requirements

Primary Care Practicum

Underserved Pathway

Famed 526: Community-Focused Urban Health (everyone completed in winter 2019)

RUOP-III waived due to COVID disruptions

Clinical Phase:

Students have the option to sign up for the WWAMI safari and be placed in required CUSP clerkship rotations: Family Medicine at Swedish Cherry Hill, Surgery at Harborview and Psychiatry and Harborview OR students may apply for the “Greater Seattle Track.”

Please note: If granted permission to complete the Greater Seattle Track, the registrar is under no obligation to also place you in the required CUSP clerkships (Family Medicine at Swedish Cherry Hill, Surgery at Harborview and Psychiatry and Harborview) and you may not be able to complete the requirements for CUSP.

E-20 Requirements

Primary Care Practicum

Underserved Pathway

Complete the Underserved Pathway

RUOP-III

Two equity-focused elective courses

Clinical Phase:

Students have the option to sign up for the WWAMI safari and be placed in required CUSP clerkship rotations: Family Medicine at Swedish Cherry Hill, Surgery at Harborview and Psychiatry and Harborview OR students may apply for the “Greater Seattle Track.”

Please note: If granted permission to complete the Greater Seattle Track, the registrar is under no obligation to also place you in the required CUSP clerkships (Family Medicine at Swedish Cherry Hill, Surgery at Harborview and Psychiatry and Harborview) and you may not be able to complete the requirements for CUSP.

E-21 Requirements

Primary Care Practicum (if already assigned to a PCP, we will work with each CUSP E-2021 individually on this assignment)

Underserved Pathway (Complete the Underserved Pathway)

RUOP-III

Two equity-focused elective courses (to be determined working with CUSP management and student leadership committee)

Clinical Phase:

Students will be working with the (new, to be hired) CUSP Faculty Director Physician and CUSP Program Manager to match them efficiently and effectively with a clinical clerkship rotation that meets the CUSP requirements.

 

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Questions? Contact Us
Email: SAL20@uw.edu
Holly Kennison

Manager, Multicultural Education & Healthcare Equity Non-Clinical Electives
Black Health Justice, Indian Health, Latinx, and LGBTQ Health Pathways
Program Manager: Community-focused Urban Scholars Program (CUSP)