The University of Washington Schools of Medicine and Dentistry
The University of Washington School of Medicine's Office of Multicultural
Affairs is committed to the promotion of diversity within health
care. In pursuit of these goals, we are dedicated to supporting
the academic and professional success of students who are underrepresented
in medicine, including those who have demonstrated a commitment
to working with underserved populations; serving the health care
needs of unserved and underserved communities by promoting an academic
and clinical training environment that is diverse, collaborative,
and supportive; enriching the academic and clinical training environment
of the School of Medicine by actively promoting a diverse faculty
and student body that, in turn, will better prepare medical students
and residents to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse society;
and endorsing the attributes of diversity and promoting training
in cultural sensitivity among medical students, residents, and faculty
in caring for all patients irrespective of ethnicity, culture, gender,
sexual orientation, religion, or disability.
The mission of the University of Washington School of Dentistry
(SOD), through education, research, and service programs, is to
prepare students to be competent oral health care professionals.
In pursuit of this goal, the SOD strives to improve the health and
well-being of the people in the region through outreach programs
that are especially attentive to minority and underserved populations
and values diversity in its students, staff, faculty, and patient
Meals: 3 meals per day, 6 days a week; 2 meals on Sunday.
Travel Assistance: Air travel paid; car travel from
more than 50 miles from Seattle, reimbursed after the completion
of the program.
Stipend: Distributed in 2 installments (weeks 1 and
Housing: University of Washington dorm.
Health Insurance: Not provided; students must have insurance
or purchase access to Hall Health Center.
Social Activities: Recreational activities within and
outside Seattle (e.g., Mount Rainier day trip).