Preparing future physicians

New curriculum prepares physicians of the future

New curriculum prepares physicians of the future

Students who entered the UW School of Medicine (UWSOM) in fall 2015 experienced the first major change to the curriculum in 15 years. Envisioning and building the new curriculum began in 2010 and involved almost 500 faculty, staff, students, alumni and others across Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho (WWAMI).

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Critical funding supports WWAMI Spokane expansion

Critical funding supports WWAMI Spokane expansion

UW School of Medicine has been educating medical students in eastern Washington for more than 40 years. In 2015, the Washington State Legislature funded the School's program in Spokane with $9 million. This allocation not only maintains funding for the program but also provides the resources to expand and accommodate more students.

UW School of Medicine adds new faculty in Spokane

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Why WWAMI Matters

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Alaska Track expands horizons for pediatric residents

Alaska Track expands horizons for pediatric residents

The Alaska Track of the UW Medicine-Seattle Children’s pediatric residency gives its trainees first-hand experience practicing in the Last Frontier. From urban clinics to bush villages, the young doctors become part of local medical care.

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UW School of Medicine sets record for residents entering primary care

UW School of Medicine sets record for residents entering primary care

In 2015, a record-breaking 60 percent of the UW School of Medicine graduating class entered primary care residencies through the National Residency Matching Program.

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Working toward increasing diversity in healthcare

Working toward increasing diversity in healthcare

The UW School of Medicine changed its admission policy to consider applications from qualified students with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status. In addition, the School of Medicine is collaborating with the School of Dentistry and the Office for Minority Affairs and Diversity to create a Health Professions Academy to cultivate and recruit undergraduate students from disadvantaged and under-represented backgrounds to enter health sciences as a career.

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