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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 and see our ROP Report here. 

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

Time commitment: 3-5 days


Meet the 2021-2022 UROP Leadership


Alyssa Thorman (MS4)  


Katherine Wilcox (MS3)


Merrick Reynolds (MS3)     


Sam Johnson (MS2)


Christian Peterson (MS2)

To find more ways to donate towards rural medical student scholarships, please visit the University of Utah School of Medicine Alumni Association website.

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