COVID-19 Update: 

Please continue to wear a mask in UW Medicine facilities even if fully vaccinated. All patients and visitors will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms upon entry. Learn how to get vaccinated.

 

Admissions Resources

Current and Upcoming Admissions Events

For up-to-date information about upcoming UWSOM Admissions events, please follow us on Facebook.

UWSOM Admissions Virtual Office Hours

We are offering a limited number of slots each week for Virtual Office Hours. You may use this form to sign up.

2021 Advice for Reapplicants

In April of 2021, we offered a session called Advice for Reapplicants: The Application (watch on YouTube), intended for reapplicants to UWSOM who were not invited to interview in their previous application(s).

On May 6, 2021, we will be holding a session called Advice for Reapplicants: The Interview, intended for reapplicants to UWSOM who were invited to interview in their previous application but were not accepted. Please follow us on Facebook for the link to register.

2020 Advice from Admissions

In May of 2020, we offered an Advice from Admissions webinar, designed around questions offered by registrants. To view, download Silverlight, then watch the recording.

Please visit our Facebook page to keep up to date with our scheduled sessions.

Review this document we created if you applied and were not offered an interview.

2019 Forum Sessions

The Admissions Forum Sessions are informative presentations led by University of Washington School of Medicine Admissions Dean, LeeAnna Muzquiz, MD. These sessions are designed for prospective first-time applicants and re-applicants. The content focuses on what the University of Washington School of Medicine expects from applicants. All applicants are encouraged to review the presentation slides prior to applying to the UWSOM.

Medical school requirements tools and guides

Applications and admissions

Communication skills

Interviewing

Current issues in healthcare and academic medicine

  • AAMC Reporter the Association of American Medical Colleges’ flagship monthly news publication, covers major programs and initiatives at the AAMC and member institutions, as well as the broader issues that affect the academic medical community
  • Gawande.com A resource of articles on current issues in healthcare
  • Health System Reform Insight the American Medical Association (AMA) has developed Health System Reform Insight to help patients and physicians understand the Affordable Care Act

Ethical issues in medicine

Letters of recommendation services

  • Interfolio: Online commercial portfolio storage service that will hold letters of recommendation until needed for the application process. Some universities/colleges offer similar services for their students and alumni
  • AMCAS Letters of Evaluation/Recommendation: Applicants submit their letters of recommendation through this service when applying to the UW School of Medicine

MCAT prep courses

(The UW School of Medicine does not endorse or have any financial interest in any of these prep courses).

Interview guidance