Office of Rural Programs


WRITE is undergoing changes!  In early 2021, the members of the Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship (LIC) Workgroup recommended to the Curriculum Committee substantial novel changes to WRITE to make it a more collaborative, mission-driven program targeted to educating WWAMI medical students interested in the practice of rural medicine.

To accomplish that mission and in the collaborative approach envisioned by the LIC Workgroup and the Curriculum Committee, the Department of Family Medicine will be administering WRITE with assistance from the Office of Rural Programs. We are looking forward to implementing the curricular changes and to a close collaboration with the Departments of Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Ob/Gyn, Pediatrics, and Psychiatry that will make WRITE 2.0 a model program for rural-based LIC for the 2023-2024 Academic Year and the E-2021 TRUST/WRITE students.

WRITE 2.0 updates will be posted here in the coming months.  In the interim, please feel free to contact the WRITE program leadership with any questions you may have.

Frank Batcha, MD
Assistant Clinical Dean, WWAMI Idaho
Co-Director, WRITE 

Amanda Kost, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine
Co-Director, WRITE


Updated: December 17, 2021