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Rural Outreach Program (ROP)

The Rural Outreach Program (ROP) is a student-run organization that delivers health science learning experiences to high school students around Utah and the Intermountain West. This opportunity allows medical students to practice teaching, provide hands-on instruction to students with dissections, and provide insight on the pathway to being in medical school and some of the pros and cons. Trips occur during winter and spring breaks.

Learn more about the impact that ROP had in the State of Utah during the 2019 - 2020 academic year.

If you are a UUSOM medical student interested in participating in ROP activities, please email

Time commitment: 1-5 days


Meet the 2022-2023 ROP Leadership

Christian Peterson

Christian Peterson (MS3)


Sam Johnson (MS3)


Tyler R. Smith (MS3)

Drew Jones

Drew Jones (MS3)

Kristin Nesbitt

Kristin Nesbitt (MS3)

John Tokle

John Tokle (MS3)

Caden Cluff

Caden Cluff (MS2)

Bridget Brocksmith

Bridget Brocksmith (MS2)

Collin Hunter

Collin Hunter (MS2)

To find more ways to donate towards rural medical student scholarships, please visit the Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine Website.

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Please contact the RUUTE Team with any questions, concerns, or suggestions.