About the program
In August, each Foundations Site will hold their own Immersion & Orientation program. All incoming students at all Foundations Sites are required to be at their Foundations Site and ready to participate in the Immersion & Orientation program before classes begin. Immersion will prepare students for the Foundations Phase of the curriculum by focusing on clinical skills practice. Throughout the program, incoming students will also participate in Orientation sessions aimed to familiarize students with the School of Medicine. A more detailed schedule of Clinical Immersion & Orientation will be sent to students over the summer.
Contacts & Start Dates
Washington, Seattle: Emily Slager - Start date: August 21
Washington,Spokane: Erin Van Antwerp or Deborah Greene- Start date: August 21
Marivern Easton - Start date: August 10 (Website)
Nancy Hall - Start date: August 14 (Website)
Montana - Whitney Baer Foster Start date: August 14 (Website)
Idaho: Whitney Vincent, Marlane Martonick &
Maureen Evermann - Start date: August 16 (Website)
Classes at all Foundations Sites begin on Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Pre-Immersion & Orientation Checklist
- Complete the
E17 Compliance Checklist
- Receive your
Enrollment Confirmation Acknowledgement (ECA), which will be delivered to students' personal e-mail addresses, between February and May, on a rolling basis. From the time you are accepted to the time you receive your ECA takes about 2-3 weeks.
- Carefully read the e-mail that comes along with your ECA.
- Establish your
UW NetID and UW e-mail address (student number will be provided in your ECA).
- Read the School of Medicine's
Computer Requirements page regarding laptop and mobile device requirements.
- Visit the
First Year Student Resource website to familiarize yourself with course and class schedule information.
- Be vigilant in July and August for e-mails from UWSOM and read the e-mails carefully. They will cover topics such as: Immersion and Orientation, class registration, required textbooks, setting up your UW Outlook Exchange account, and general information about being a student at your particular Foundations Site.
Photos from 2016 Immersion & Orientation