Office of Rural Programs

Current Preceptors

Welcome new and returning preceptors to the RUOP program! We thank you for your extraordinary commitment to teaching our medical students. We appreciate all of your efforts to make this a great learning experience for these future physicians.

Since COVID-19, our priority as a medical school is to ensure the safety of our learners, preceptors and staff and patients. As we prepare for this coming RUOP summer, our office along with our regional partners are staying abreast of any changes that may impact the RUOP program. This page provides the most up-to-date COVID-related information for UW students.

Resources to review before the student arrives at your clinic:

Additional resources:

Learning Environment resources:

A positive learning environment for all students is a high priority for Rural Programs. Issues related to discrimination – particularly witnessing and experiencing harmful microaggressions – negatively impact not only academic performance, but also the personal well-being of students. The resources below provide more in-depth information on the impacts of bias in medical education, and offers insight into strategies to advocate, intervene, and address such instances in a clinical environment: