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Dr. Jennifer Wright
Dr. Neha Deshpande
July 14, 2022

New leadership for Medicine Student Programs

Drs. Jennifer Wright and Neha Deshpande are our new Clerkship Director and UWMC Site Director, effective July 18.
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Clerkship Director

Dr. Jennifer WrightDr. Jennifer Wright, associate professor (General Internal Medicine) will be our new Clerkship Director for Medicine Student Programs. In this role, she will oversee the teaching responsibilities and site directors at all the Seattle and WWAMI sites, develop and maintain a vision for the short and long-term activity of the clerkship, and assure comparability of educational experiences and equivalency of student assessment and feedback across all clerkship sites.

Dr. Wright is currently the associate director for the Medicine Required Clerkship and the site director for the Outpatient Internal Medicine Clerkship at UWMC Roosevelt Clinic.

Site Director

Dr. Neha DeshpandeDr. Neha Deshpande, clinical assistant professor (General Internal Medicine) will be our new University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) Site Director for the Medicine Clerkship. In this role, she will run teaching sessions, lead feedback sessions with faculty and residents, and meet with and provide feedback to students. 

Dr. Deshpande is currently the associate director for Medicine Student Programs.


Wright and Deshpande take the helm from Dr. Douglas Paauw, who has been the director of student teaching for the Department of Medicine since 1992