Veronica Urbik, Class of 2021
Spencer Lindsay, Class of 2021
Jacob Mitchell, Class of 2019

Home- Rural & Underserved Utah Training Experience (RUUTE)

Welcome to the Rural & Underserved Utah Training Experience (RUUTE)! We are excited that you are interested in our medical school and the unique opportunities for medical students, providers, and the Utah community.


Our Mission 

To increase medical education opportunities in rural and underserved areas of Utah by expanding the interest and awareness of rural health, maintaining and growing quality educational experiences, and developing and enhancing community partnerships with stakeholders. 


 Our Vision

  • Increase the number of providers practicing medicine in rural and underserved areas of Utah 
  • Create a pathway for University of Utah School of Medicine students that will lead to a Graduate Certificate in Rural & Underserved Health
  • Identify, recruit, and nurture students from rural and underserved areas to matriculate and thrive at the University of Utah School of Medicine
  • Assist medical educators from rural and underserved areas to enhance their teaching skills through faculty recruitment and development
  • Facilitate University of Utah School of Medicine faculty in delivering high quality educational content both in-person and remotely
  • Enrich the community of rural providers by connecting them to a state-of-the-art academic health system
  • Build a medical education infrastructure that residency programs (also known as Graduate Medical Education [GME]) may participate in and grow into one day

   Give Today   

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

CONTACT US

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

Phone: 801-213-1042
Email: RUUTE@umail.utah.edu

Benjamin Chan

Benjamin Chan, MD, MBA, MEd

Director of RUUTE; Associate Dean, Admissions; Idaho Affairs

Kylie Christensen 

Kylie Christensen

RUUTE Program Manager

Email: kylie.christensen@hsc.utah.edu

Reed Esparza

Reed Esparza, MEd

RUUTE Program Coordinator

Email: reed.esparza@hsc.utah.edu

Randy Hansen

Randy Hansen

Executive Secretary

Email: randy.hansen@hsc.utah.edu

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