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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 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)

 

WA

WY

AK

MT ID OOR MD OOR MSTP Total
Applications 950 62 79 119 181 5,592 589 7,572
Interviewed 771 51 58 91 130 95 N/A 1,196
Offered 384 46 48 68 87 53 N/A 686
Matriculated 176 26 23 38 47 26 22 358

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)

  E-2020 E-2019 E-2018 E-2017 E-2016
Applications 1391 1737 1368 1356 1372
Interviewed 633 772 704 659 694
Offered Acceptance 310 317 282 288 282
Matriculated 252 259 249 252 254

OOR (Out-of-region applicants)

  E-2020 E-2019 E-2018 E-2017 E-2016
Applications 6181 6726 7656 7251 7405
Interviewed 53 112 108 110 122
Offered Acceptance 48 41 55 44 30
Matriculated 18 20 22 18 16

Alternates Accepted

  Seattle/OOR Spokane AK MT ID WY
E-2020 47 (43) 7 3 9 (8) 7 6
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
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.

Underrepresented in Medicine

2020 Matriculated

Total WWAMI Non-WWAMI
American Indian/Alaska Native 4 4 0
Asian 47 42 5
Black/African American 7 6 1
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0 0 0
White 152 145 7
Latinx/Hispanic 24 22 2
2+ More Races (W/URM) 5 4 1
2+ More Races (No URM) 14 14 0
Other 4 3 1
Not Indicated 13 12 1
Total 270 252 18

For the purposes of Admissions data, URM is defined as Underrepresented in Medicine. The groups included in this category are as follows: African American/African/Black, Hispanic/Latinx, Pacific Islander/Hawaiian Native, and American Indian/Alaska Native. As of E20 some Southeast Asian subgroups have been included in our Underrepresented in Medicine count: Bhutanese, Burmese, Cham, Hmong, Khmer, Lao, Mien, Thai and Vietnamese.

For the Latinx/Hispanic group, students may be multi-racial but are counted exclusively in that grouping due to alignment with federal/national data collection and reporting methods.

Data for both the MD and MSTP program are included, and students are not double-counted.

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.

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

Out-of-region applicants 0.3%