WWAMI Medical Education General Information

Is the WWAMI Medical Education Program right for me?
WWAMI is a medical school program, not a premedical program. Students who enter the program are enrolled in the University of Washington School of Medicine, and will graduate with their doctor of medicine degree (M.D.). The WWAMI program focuses on primary care in rural communities. Students interested in attending a top-ranked, accredited medical school that will prepare them for any aspect of medicine within the community, better than any other primary care medical school, should consider the WWAMI Medical Education program.

Is it necessary to attend WSU as an undergraduate in order to gain admissions into the WWAMI program?
No. In order to be eligible for the WWAMI Program a student must be a legal resident of the State of Washington for at least one year at the time of application to medical school, but there are no preferences or restrictions as to where the student can receive his or her undergraduate education. High school students should be encouraged to obtain the best college education that is within the reach of their ability and resources.

Where will I live?
WSU Spokane students are responsible for finding their own housing.

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Where can I get health insurance and go to the doctor?

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WWAMI Spokane
Medical Education

Diane Noecker
UW Financial Aid Office