Acceptance Statistics

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).

Class Sizes

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. 

Seattle

100 Seats*

Spokane

 

60 Seats

Alaska

20 Seats

Montana

30 Seats

Idaho

40 Seats

Wyoming

20 Seats

*10 Seats approx per year are for MSTP (MD/PhD)

Entering Class of 2019

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)

 

WA

WY

AK

MT ID OOR MD OOR MSTP Total

Applications

1303

58

81

111 184 6285 441 8190

Interviewed

518

37

47

68 102 60 62 832

Offered Acceptance

161

23

31

34 49 19 22 339

Matriculated

140

20

20

30 40 9 11 270

E19 Class Facts

Disadvantaged (Self-Designated) 21%
Attended a Rural High School 12%
Enrolled Directly after their Undergrad Program 9%
Military Service 2%
Age Range 19-45
Under Represented in Medicine* 13%

* For E19 data the groups that are included in this designation are African American/African/Black, Hispanic/Latinx, Pacific Islander/Hawaiian Native, and Native American/American Indian.   

WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho applicants)

 

E-2019

E-2018

E-2017

E-2016

E-2015

Applications

1737

1368

1356

1372

1316

Interviewed

772

704

659

694

715

Offered Acceptance

317

282

288

282

254

Matriculated

259

249

252

254

228

OOR (Out-of-region applicants)

 

E-2019

E-2018

E-2017

E-2016

E-2015

Applications

6726

7656

7251

7405

4846

Interviewed

112

108

110

122

109

Offered Acceptance

41

55

44

30

38

Matriculated

20

22

18

16

19

 

Alternates Accepted

 

Seattle/OOR

Spokane

AK

MT

ID

WY

E-2019

24

4

11

4

8

3

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

E-2015

29 (27)

-

3

3

10

0

 

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.

E19 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.

Seattle 15%
Spokane 22%
Alaska 38%
Montana 31%
Idaho 26%
Wyoming 40%

Out-of-region applicants 0.3%