Admission to the WWAMI Medical Education program is coordinated through the UW School of Medicine.
The UW School of Medicine uses the AMCAS to manage its medical school application process. Applications are due through AMCAS by October 15.
A secondary application form will be sent to qualified applicants after the UW School of Medicine has received and reviewed the AMCAS application. The completed secondary application materials (listed on the UWSOM website here) must be submitted to the UW Admissions Office by December 1, 2012. Materials received after this date will NOT be considered.
Selected applicants will receive an interview invitation between October and March. Every attempt will be made to notify applicants of final determinations by the second week of April.
Complete information on the UW School of Medicine application procedures and requirements are available on their website.
In the past, students were able to complete three of the four years of medical education in Spokane (traditionally students spend their second year in Seattle). Beginning in 2013, students will have the option to complete all four years on the health sciences campus in Spokane.
WWAMI Medical Education Program applicants must comply with the residency requirements set by the UW School of Medicine's application procedures and requirements.
The University of Washington School of Medicine will interview candidates periodically throughout the year at the Riverpoint Campus in Spokane. Applicants have the chance to see the campus, meet current WWAMI Spokane students, and attend a class.
Three people from the admissions committee will conduct the interviews. Applications are reviewed at a meeting afterward. Applicants are then notified if they are accepted, rejected or continue to be under consideration.
Read more on the interview process here.
Getting to Campus
Driving directions from 1-90
- Take the Hamilton Street exit (exit 282 from eastbound I-90; exit 282A from westbound I-90).
- At the traffic light, turn left onto Spokane Falls Boulevard.
- Just after the bridge crosses the Spokane River, turn right onto N. Riverpoint Boulevard, which runs through campus. Park in the metered areas of the Academic Center parking lot.
Coming from the airport?
- Drive northeast on W. Airport Drive (about two miles). Merge onto U.S. Hwy. 2 and drive about a mile. Then merge onto I-90 eastbound.
- Follow directions listed above from I-90
Spokane International Airport lists multiple transportation and hotel options on their website.
Spokane Transit: You can ride the bus from the airport to The Plaza, Spokane's downtown bus hub. From there, the #26, 28 and 29 buses bring you to the Riverpoint Campus.