2017 Clinical Immersion & Orientation

​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 (Website)
Wyoming: Marivern Easton - Start date: August 10 (Website)
Alaska: 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

  1. Complete the E17 Compliance Checklist
  2. 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.
  3. Carefully read the e-mail that comes along with your ECA.
  4. Establish your UW NetID and UW e-mail address (student number will be provided in your ECA).
  5. Read the School of Medicine's Computer Requirements page regarding laptop and mobile device requirements.
  6. Visit the First Year Student Resource website to familiarize yourself with course and class schedule information.
  7. 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


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

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