2018 Clinical Immersion & Orientation

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 20, 2018
Washington,Spokane: Erin Van Antwerp or Deborah Greene- Start date:  August 20, 2018 (Website)
Wyoming: Marivern Easton - Start date: August 13, 2018 (Website)
Alaska: Nancy Hall  -  Start date: August 13, 2018 (Website)
Montana - Kayla Ouert - Start date: August 13, 2018 (Website)
Idaho: Whitney Vincent, Marlane Martonick & Maureen Evermann - Start date: August 15, 2018 (Website)

​​Classes at all Foundations Sites begin on Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Pre-Immersion & Orientation Checklist

  • Receive an email from the University of Washington Registrar, which contains your student number and private access code.
  • Complete the Compliance Checklist
  • Establish your UW NetID
  • Read the School of Medicine's Computer Requirements page regarding laptop and mobile device requirements.
  • 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, and much more information about beginning medical school your Foundations Site.

Photos from Immersion & Orientation


Seattle student receives his stethoscope from the UWSOM Alumni Association

Wyoming students engage in a team building exercise

Idaho students at their white coat ceremony

Spokane students bonding at Orientation

Seattle students learn High Performance CPR

Wyoming students don their new white coats

Spokane students spend a day doing team building challenges

Spokane students recite their student oath

Seattle students on a tour; visiting with a Dean