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 Residence Certification).
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. OOR applicants are only considered for the Seattle class.
*10 Seats approx per year are for MSTP (MD/PhD)
Entering Class of 2020
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).
Entering class of 2019 by Foundations Site (Total class = 270)
|MT||ID||OOR MD||OOR MSTP||Total|
E20 Class Facts
Disadvantaged (Self-Designated) 20%
Attended a Rural High School 13.7%
Enrolled Directly after their Undergrad Program 9%
Military Service .07%
Age Range 20–43
Underrepresented in Medicine* 20%
* 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-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|
E20 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.
Out-of-region applicants 0.3%