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Little RUUTE Program


Little RUUTEs is a K-12 outreach pipeline program designed to visit schools in rural and/or underserved areas of Utah with personally developed curriculum intended to get students excited and interested in the health sciences. Little RUUTEs strives to nurture and cultivate interests in health professions by showcasing different career paths, highlighting important work in the health field, and teaching about interesting topics, all through fun and engaging activities! Our programs are aligned with Utah Health Core and SEED standards to make this a valuable experience for students as well as teachers.

We pride ourselves on our ability to tailor our existing curriculum library to fit the needs of the classroom during the time of our visit. We have designed our curriculum in-house, which has enabled us to maintain the quality and accuracy of the content while being able to tailor the curriculum to different age groups, schools, limitations of the classroom, and current health safety guidelines. Our learning experiences typically last anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour predicated on the content and the age group that the curriculum is targeting. However, we can adjust it to be longer or shorter if needed and more appropriate for assemblies or classroom settings.


Are you a teacher in a rural/underserved area? Fill out this form and let us know how RUUTE can best serve you!

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.