Non-clinical Selectives

Students meet this requirement by completing two credits of non-clinical courses at UWSOM that cover underserved topics. Each campus offers qualifying courses.

The list below includes courses that have been approved for fulfillment of this Underserved Pathway requirement. If you are interested in a course not listed here, please email upath@uw.edu with the course syllabus to request approval of the course for fulfilling pathway requirements.

If you have not completed two credits of qualifying non-clinical selectives by the end of Foundations, please contact us about possible alternative ways to meet this requirement.

Approved Non-Clinical Selectives that Satisfy Pathway Requirements

Note: the following courses may not always be offered

WWAMI CAMPUS non-clinical selectives:

  • HUBIO 592: Social Determinants of Health (1): Spokane
  • HUBIO 593: Substance Abuse and Chemical Dependence (1): UWYO
  • HUBIO 598: Rural Health Care Delivery (1): MSU and WSU/UI
  • HUBIO 598: Spanish for Healthcare Providers (1): ALL WWAMI
  • HUBIO 598: Recognizing Chemical Dependency in Self and Others (1): UWYO
  • HUBIO 598: Rural Health I, Fall quarter (TRUST Scholars Only) (1): Spokane
  • HUBIO 598: Rural Health II, Spring quarter (TRUST Scholars Only) (1): Spokane
  • MEDS 501: Health Disparities Seminar (1): Spokane, UI
  • Geriatrics from a Cultural and Interdisciplinary Perspective (1): UAA, UWYO. Note: This course only qualifies if you complete the final project about an underserved setting/population. Please talk to the instructor and contact upath@uw.edu if you take this course and wish to receive credit for the UP.
  • GH 501: Introduction to Global Health (1): MSU, WSU Spokane, WSU/UI, UWYO, UAA video-conferenced from Seattle campus
  • Health Equality and Community Organizing (1): WSU Spokane
  • Russian for Healthcare Providers (1): WSU Spokane
  • CONJ 515: Interdisciplinary Health and Human Services Delivery in Rural Communities (1) (WWAMI AHEC Scholars, Spokane)

SEATTLE CAMPUS Non-Clinical Selectives:

Conjoint (School of Medicine)

  • CONJ 515: Interdisciplinary Health and Human Services Delivery in Rural Communities (1)
  • CONJ 516: What Every Physician Should Know About Oral Health (1)
  • CONJ 550: Healthcare in Underserved Communities
  • CONJ 553: Clinical Management of HIV & STIs (3)
  • CONJ 556: Drug Addiction: Mechanisms, Prevention, and Treatment (2)
  • CONJ 570: Clinical Management of Transgender Patients (1)

Bioethics and Humanities (previously Medical History and Ethics)

  • BH 511: Medical Ethics Seminar (previously MHE 511) (2)
  • BH 509: When Life Makes You Sick (Cr/NC)

Epidemiology

  • EPI/MED 530, GH 562: AIDS: A Multidisciplinary Approach (2)

Family Medicine

  • FAMED 525: African American Health and Health Care Disparities (1)
  • FAMED 526: Determinants, Disparities, and Equity (1)
  • FAMED 527: Interprofessional Care of Urban Underserved Patients (1)
  • FAMED 530: Primary Care (1) Note: this course only qualifies if you complete the observational experience in an underserved setting. Please talk to the instructor and contact upath@uw.edu if you take this course and wish to receive credit for the pathway.
  • FAMED 540: Topics in Health and Human Services in Rural Communities (1)
  • FAMED 545: Preclinical Geriatric Elective (2)
  • FAMED 550: Critical Race Theory and Community in Medicine (1)
  • FAMED 556: Spanish for the Health Professional (1)
  • FAMED 557: Hispanic Health & Health Care Disparities (1)
  • FAMED 559: Tobacco Health Disparities and Social Justice (1)
  • FAMED 560: Indian Health Problem-Based Learning Cases (1)
  • FAMED 561: LGBTQ Health and Health Disparities (1)

Global Health

  • GH 456/556: Global Mental Health (3)
  • GH 501: Core Topics in Global Health OR Introduction to Global Health (1); GH 501 is available via video conference to WWAMI sites (Fall quarter only)
  • GH 502: Contemporary Issues in Global Health (1)
  • GH 503: Multidisciplinary Perspectives in Global Health (1)
  • GH 505/MED 560: Advanced Topics in International Health (2)
  • GH 511: Problems in International Health (0-4)
  • GH 514 Global Societal Determinants of Health (3)
  • GH 522: Leadership Development for Global Health (2)
  • GH 523: Organizational Management for Global Health (2)
  • GH 524: Policy Development and Advocacy for Global Health (2)
  • GH 544/HSERV 544: Maternal and Child Health in Developing Countries (3)
  • GH 555/NUTR 555: Nutrition in Developing Countries (3)
  • GH 558: Global Violence and Health (2)
  • GH 561/MED561: Tropical Medicine (1)
  • GH 562, EPI/MED 530: AIDS: A Multidisciplinary Approach (2)
  • GH 571: Essentials of Clinical Care and Capacity Building in Low Income Countries (3)
  • GH 573: Clinical Management of HIV (3)

MEDEX

  • MEDEX 580: Homelessness in Seattle

Medicine

  • MED 510: Health Issues of Sexual Minorities (1)
  • MED 530/GH 562: AIDS: A Multidisciplinary Approach (2)
  • MED 560/GH 505: Advanced Topics in Global Health (2)
  • MED 561/GH 561: Tropical Medicine (1)
  • MED 569: Addiction Medicine (1)

Nutrition

  • NUTR/GH 555: Nutrition in Developing Countries (3)

Pediatrics

  • PEDS 530: Homeless Youth and Their Medical Care (1) Note: this course is also referred to as Pioneer Square Adolescent Seminar

Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

  • PBSCI 515: War and Mental Health (1)
  • PBSCI 560: Psychological Interventions for Primary Care Physicians (1)

Public Health

  • HSERV 556: Tobacco Related Health Disparities (1-3)

UCONJ (Interschool)

  • UCONJ 444: Interdisciplinary Collaborative Teams in Health Care (1-5)
  • UCONJ 450: Healthcare in the Underserved Community (1)
  • UCONJ 497: Health Care in a Rural Community (3)
  • UCONJ 515: Interdisciplinary Rural Health Care Issues (1-3, max. 6)
  • UCONJ 530: Issues in Indian Health (3)
  • UCONJ 548: Current Issues in First Nations Behavioral Health: Mental Health and Substance Abuse (3)
  • UCONJ 550: Healthcare in the Underserved Community (1) Note: course name change; previously known as UCONJ 450
  • UCONJ 555: Principles of STD/HIV Research (3)
  • UCONJ 570 Clinical Management of Transgender Patients (1)
  • UCONJ 624: Health Equity & Community Organizing (1)
  • UCONJ 646: Introduction to Advocacy for the Health Professions (1)
  • UCONJ 647: Antiracism in Action for Health Professionals (1)