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 95% 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).

Entering class of 2018

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 2018 by Foundations Site (Total class = 271)

 

 

WWAMI*

OOR*

TOTAL

Applications

1368

7656

9024

Interviewed

704

108

812

Accepted

282

55

337

Matriculated

249

(includes 2 MSTP)

22

(includes 8 MSTP)

271

Entering class of 2018 by Foundations Site

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

 

E-2018

E-2017

E-2016

E-2015

E-2014

Applications

1368

1356

1372

1316

1240

Interviewed

704

659

694

715

624

Accepted

282

288

282

254

249

Matriculated

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

249

252

254

228

221

OOR (Out-of-region applicants)

 

E-2018

E-2017

E-2016

E-2015

E-2014

Applications

7656

7251

7405

4846

4764

Interviewed

108

110

122

109

110

Accepted

55

44

30

38

38

Matriculated

22

18

16

19

20

 

Alternates accepted

 

Seattle/OOR

Spokane

AK

MT

ID

WY

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

E-2014

37 (29)

-

2

1

14 (11)

1

 

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.

Acceptance rates

These are the average rates of acceptance for each applicant pool over the last three years for the M.D. program only.

Washington (Spokane & Seattle) 17%
Wyoming 37%
Alaska 32%
Montana 31%
Idaho 28%
Out-of-region applicants 0.4%