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Pathway Requirements to Receive A Certificate of Completion


Mission: The Hispanic community is one of the most under served minority groups in WWAMI region and across the U.S. The Latinx Health Pathway (LHP) was developed to provide our medical students at the University of Washington with the necessary training and experiences to make them better practitioners in urban and rural Hispanic communities.

The goals of the Latinx Health Pathway are to:

  • Prepare both Hispanic and non-Hispanic medical students how to provide cultural-responsive care to Hispanic communities;
  • Enhance curriculum on Hispanic health care issues and disparities at the University of Washington School of Medicine.
  • Encourage research on Hispanic health issues and disparities.

The LHP provides a unique educational experience for the medical student through the use of specialized lecture series, small group discussions, problem-base learning, clinical immersion experiences in medical practices that serve the Hispanic communities, and research opportunities. This program is also unique in that it utilizes a number of Hispanic faculty to teach these components who have had a vast amount of collective experience in working directly with Hispanic populations. The student’s progress will be tracked and documented by the LHP Advisory Team. Upon completion of the requirements, the student will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

Component 1: Non-Clinical Selectives and Online Modules

  1. MED 557 Hispanic Health and Health Care Disparities (1 credit). Please see Time Schedule:
  2. Complete one other non-clinical CEDI elective or an elective with content pertinent to LATINX health issues.  Examples of accepted classes include:
    • FAMED 556 Spanish for The Health Professional
    • FAMED 561 LGBTQ Health and Healthcare Disparities
    • CONJ 570 Clinical Management of the Transgender Patient
    • FAMED 525 African American Health And Healthcare Disparies
    • UCONJ 530 Indian Health Issues: Past, Present and Future
    • SPH 589 Racism and Public Health
    • UCONJ 624 Health Equity and Community Organizing
    • G H 514 Global Social Determinants of Health
    • CONJ 515 Interdisciplinary Health and Human Service Delivery in Rural Communities
    • ENVH 546 Pesticides and Public Health
    • PEDS 530 Homeless Youth and Their Medical Care

                If you wish another course to be considered for completion of the second requirement please contact the LHP Director (

  1. Modules Online: Must complete instructional modules with their associated tests, preferably before the beginning of your clinical phase.

Component 2: Clinical Experience

  1. Preceptorship (1st or 2nd year) – this must take place in a clinic site that provides care for a large Hispanic population; expectation is a minimum of 6 weeks (one morning/week), or R/UOP (between 1st & 2nd year) – this must take place in either a rural or urban underserved practice site that provides care for a large Hispanic population; expectation is a minimum of 4 weeks immersion. It is prefered that students complete their project in a Latinx community within the United States (global health experiences must have prior appproval by the LHP director).
  2. Core Clerkship – at least 1 core clerkship located at a site that provides care for a large Hispanic population.  Below are some examples of rotations that meet this requirement. If you wish another clerkship to be considered for completion of this requirement please contact the LHP Director Dr. Dan Cabrera (
    • FAMED 658 – SeaMar Community Health Clinic – Seattle, WA
    • FAMED 660 – Central Washington Family Medicine – Yakima, WA
    • FAMED 636 – Wenatchee Valley Medical Center – Wenatchee, WA
    • FAMED 638 – Othello Family Clinic – Othello, WA
    • FAMED 659 – Country Doc – Seattle, WA
    • OB-GYN 698-P – Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital – Yakima, WA
    • OB-GYN 698-P – OB/Gyn Associates, PA – Caldwell, ID
    • Neurology 665-P – Wenatchee Valley Medical Center – Wenatchee, WA
    • Neurology 665-P – Yakima Regional Medical Center – Yakima, WA
    • Med 665-P – Wenatchee Valley Medical Center – Wenatchee, WA
    • -OR-
    • Elective Clerkship: Complete a total of at least six weeks of elective clerkship rotations in a clinic setting that cares for a large Hispanic population. Examples include: FAMED 670, FAMED 671 and MEDEX 638.

Component 3: Independent Investigative Inquiry Project (III) / Scholarly Project

  • LHP students must complete their III / Scholarly project on an approved Hispanic health topic.
  • Your topic will need to be approved by the LHP Director Dr. Dan Cabrera
  • A list of possible III/Scholarly topics is here.

Component 4: Conference Attendance

All candidates will be encouraged to attend at least one conference dealing with Hispanic health – examples include, but are not limited to:

Component 5: Community Service

All candidates are encouraged to join the

Latino Medical Student Association and/or participate in their community service projects; or consider working with other organizations in the community that participate in community service projects within the Hispanic community, e.g.SeaMar Community Health Clinics, El Centro de La Raza, CHAPS, Shifa Clinic at Casa Latina, etc.

If you are interested in signing up for the Latinx Health Pathway please complete and submit the LHP Application Form .