Spokane E09 Class
The WWAMI offices coordinate several pre-med pipeline programs to assist college and university pre-med counselors and students.
To learn more about the admission’s process, please visit the Admission page.
WWAMI First Year Sites
Students from Alaska, Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming take their initial year at state universities in their home states: University of Alaska (Anchorage), Montana State University, University of Idaho, and University of Wyoming. Forty Washington students are on campus at Washington State University-Spokane. Half day preceptorships in the offices of local health care providers introduce students to clinical medicine during their first year.
Learn more about WWAMI First-Year site locations
Clinical Medical Education Offices
The University of Washington School of Medicine maintains a Dean's Office in each of the WWAMI states, including Western and Eastern/Central Washington which oversees clinical medical education for the School of Medicine within those regions as well as provides support services for the local clerkships and students rotating among them.
TRUST (Targeted Rural and Underserved Track)
TRUST seeks to provide a continuous connection between underserved communities, medical education, and health professionals in our region. The goal is to create a full-circle pipeline by guiding qualified students through a special curriculum that connects underserved communities in Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho to the University of Washington School of Medicine (UWSOM) and its network of affiliated residency programs in an effort to help meet the workforce needs of the region. For more information please visit the TRUST website.
Rural/Underserved Opportunities Program (R/UOP)
Between their first and second years, R/UOP offers students preceptorships with practicing physicians in small towns across the WWAMI states and among the urban medically underserved. Visit the R/UOP website in the Department of Family Medicine.
WRITE (WWAMI Rural Integrated Training Experience)
The WRITE Program is a longitudinally integrated clerkship developed by the University Of Washington School Of Medicine as a means to help medical students learn and understand practicing rural medicine. The success of this unique program is due to the integration of community involvement, continuity of experience, and a proven curriculum. The impetus for creating WRITE was to expand primary care and rural training options at the University of Washington; develop additional training experiences in the WWAMI states, including rural areas; foster the primary care mission of the University of Washington; and provide more physicians for rural practice in the Pacific Northwest.
WWAMI State TRACK Program
The WWAMI State Track program allows a select group of students to complete most of their required clerkships scheduled in one specific site/state throughout the WWAMI region. Medical students must participate in an application process, whereby selected students are matched to State Track sites to fulfill their required clerkships. Tracks are offered in Alaska; Billings, Montana; Idaho; Missoula, Montana; Spokane, Washington; and Wyoming.