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Rural & Underserved Utah Training Experience (RUUTE)

Project description

The Rural & Underserved Utah Training Experience (RUUTE) program has worked to develop a 10-week research experience for undergraduate students set to begin in the Summer of 2022.

The emphasis of this program is to provide research opportunities for students from rural and underserved areas throughout Utah and Idaho, and provide opportunities for students to work on projects emphasizing rural and underserved health. This research experience will be available for undergraduate students from institutions throughout the state of Utah and Idaho.

Opportunity Location Type: In Person
Is this a paid opportunity: Yes
Minimum Requirements:


In order to apply to the program, applicants must meet the following criteria:
  1. Be a matriculated, degree-seeking undergraduate student in the Spring of the 2022 Semester. Those graduating in Spring 2022 may be considered.
  2. Must have at least 36 college credits. Concurrent enrollment credits achieved while still in High School don't count towards this requirement.
  3. Applicants do not need to be attending the University of Utah. Students attending higher education institutions throughout the state of Utah, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming are welcome and encouraged to apply!
  4. Able to commit approximately 40 hours per week of work on a research project with your mentor.
  5. Preferred: Students who have a passion for rural or underserved medicine or are from rural or underserved communities, and who plan on pursuing a career in healthcare.