Current Underserved Pathway Students

#1 – Take care of yourself so you can continue to take care of others: Trauma Stewardship Institute

Health Equity, Health Advocacy, and Patient Care Learning Opportunities

Doctors for America (DFA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that organizes and trains doctors and medical students to be leaders in health advocacy. DFA sponsors and coordinates the Copello Health Advocacy Fellowship, which is open to medical students, residents, and attendings free of charge.

Epidemics of Injustice: University of Illinois Chicago School of Public Health is an annual course (free and open to the public) that provides public health leaders and community members with tools to address structural determinants of health.

National Rural Health Association (NRHA):

UW Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity DE&I Education

Becoming ACEs Aware in California training from Futures Without Violence is a free, two-hour core training to learn about ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences), toxic stress, screening, risk assessment, and evidence-based care.

Diabetes In Special And Vulnerable Populations: A National Learning Series – Webinar Resources from the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations

Healthcare for Humans podcast is dedicated to educating clinicians on how to care for culturally diverse communities

Medical Management of Vulnerable and Underserved Patients: Principles, Practice, and Populations, 2e: Complete textbook on Access Medicine (UW NetID required)

Northwest Regional Primary Care Association:

UW Center for Health Sciences Interprofessional Education Research and Practice (CHSIE)

American Indians, Alaska Natives, and related:

Immigrants, refugees, and related:

Incarcerated people:

LGBTQIA+ people:

  • Q-Med at UWSOM: The queer medical student organization at UWSOM whose mission is to provide education and information to the medical community and all that are interested in healthcare issues affecting the Queer (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, intersex, etc.) population.

People with disabilities:

Substance abuse disorders:

Trans folks:

Mentorship and Extra Support

UP mentoring roadmap

UP Mentoring Roadmap for all four yearstopics to guide discussions, divided by year in medical school

UP Guide to Mentorship for Mentors and Menteeswhat are the benefits of UP mentorship? How can you best foster a more meaningful mentorship relationship?

Mentorship Guide for Mentees and Mentors of the UP

If you’re new to the Pathway and you don’t yet have a mentor, and you’d like help finding one, please contact the UPath Program Manager at

UW Counseling and Wellness Services

UW Academic Support