AMCAS Legal State of Residence
To be considered as a WWAMI applicant, your legal state of residence in AMCAS must be listed as Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, or Idaho. (Applicants interested in the Wyoming cohort may have another legal state of residence listed, but must be verified by the
Wyoming residency certification office to be considered for admission into that cohort.)
If your AMCAS legal residence is not one of the WWAMI states, you will be considered as an out-of-region applicant. Out-of-region applications undergo additional screening processes and will only be considered for admission into the MD program if they have an exceptional record of service and/or come from a disadvantaged background.
Applicants from each of the WWAMI states will be considered for admission into their state’s cohort. For example, applicants with Idaho listed as their legal state of residence are automatically considered for the Idaho cohort and, if invited, will interview in Idaho for one of their seats. Applicants from out-of-region will be considered for the Seattle cohort.
Please note that the UWSOM Office of Admissions manages applications based on legal state of residence, not on applicants’ current or permanent addresses. While we appreciate that applicants with legal residence outside of the WWAMI region may have ties here and/or are interested in practicing here, we do not take this into consideration during the screening or review processes.
If you have applied as a WWAMI applicant but are denied residency by your state’s residency certification process, email the UWSOM Office of Admissions and you will be considered as an out-of-region applicant.