The UW School of Medicine works to support the physician workforce needs of the WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho) region. As such, around 96% of our class on average are residents of one of the five states that we support. We do accept applicants from outside the WWAMI region; however, it is far more competitive. Therefore, we recommend that all applicants looking to apply to the UW School of Medicine ensure that it is the right fit for their aspirations.
We do not accept international or Canadian students. Applicants with DACA status who reside in a WWAMI state and who are legally authorized and recognized by their state’s residency office as a resident for WWAMI educational purposes will be considered for admission. (See State Eligibility).
There are a certain number of designated seats per state based on legislative funding. These numbers have changed in the past, but have remained steady for 3 years now.
*10 Seats approx per year are for MSTP (MD/PhD)
Entering Class of 2022
These numbers include the Medical Scientist Training Program (M.D./Ph.D.) applicants.
* WWAMI is an acronym for Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho. All other applicants are referred to as being from out-of-region (OOR). OOR applicants are only considered for the Seattle class.
Entering class of 2022 by Foundations Site (Total class = 270)
|MT||ID||OOR -MD only||OOR MSTP|
*3 are MSTP
**1 is MSTP
E22 Class Facts
Disadvantaged (Self-Designated) 21%
Permanent County is Rural 23%
Enrolled Directly after their Undergrad Program 10.4%
Military Service 3.33%
Age Range 21-37
Underrepresented in Medicine* 17%
* Prior to E20 data the groups that were included in this designation were African American/African/Black, Hispanic/Latinx, Pacific Islander/Hawaiian Native, and American Indian/Alaska Native. As of E20 some Southeast Asian subgroups have been added to these in our Underrepresented in Medicine count: Bhutanese, Burmese, Cham, Hmong, Khmer, Lao, Mien, Thai and Vietnamese.
WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho applicants)
OOR (Out-of-region applicants)
|E-2022||41 (37)||5||3||2||9 (8)||2|
|E-2021||49 (47)||8||1||11 (8)||4||2|
|E-2020||47 (43)||7||3||9 (8)||7||6|
|E-2018||32 (28)||3||3||2||10 (9)||3|
|E-2017||30||-||5 (4)||4 (2)||4||4|
|E-2016||32 (26)||-||2||4||10 (9)||2|
The whole number is the position on the waitlist; (#) is the actual number of applicants accepted. The difference is due to alternates declining the position.
E22 Acceptance Rates
These are the average rates of acceptance for each applicant pool over the last three years for the M.D. program only. The percentage represents the number of applicants offered admission divided by the number that applied for that cohort. The rates for Seattle and Spokane represent the number of applicants offered admission divided by the number who were interviewed for the respective cohort.
- Seattle 27%
- Spokane 40%
Out-of-region applicants 0.4%