Spend time in the community listening to patient stories, and gaining insight into the barriers to and opportunities for good health.

The Listening Project

The Listening Project is a collaboration between the UW IPE Program and community clinics, such as the Seattle/King County Clinic.  Health sciences students from across professions are invited to participate as clinic-embedded story gatherers, with the intention of:

  1. Learning through listening to patient narratives
  2. Amplifying patient voices related to their perception of what “health” and “good care” look like
  3. Engaging in critical self-reflection as related to values, ethics, communication and teamwork in healthcare

Student story-gatherers will be paired with an interprofessional partner for their time in the clinic, and will have opportunities to learn with, from and about their partner and their professional lens through the act of listening together.

The next Listening Project will take place from April 27-29, 2023 at the Seattle/King County Clinic. This is a multi-day volunteer-driven clinic that provides free dental, vision and medical care to anyone in the region who struggles to access and/or afford healthcare. Three hour shifts are available on Thursday April 27, Friday April 28 and Saturday April 29.

Questions? Contact Emily Rivers, emrivers@uw.edu.