Admission procedures and policies outlined here are subject to change. Information regarding changes is available through the University of Washington School of Medicine's Office of Admissions.

To be eligible for consideration for the Montana WWAMI Program, the prospective medical student must satisfy the admission requirements of the University of Washington School of Medicine and must be a certified resident of Montana at the time application is made. Students admitted to the Montana State University WWAMI Program are selected by the Admissions Office at the University of Washington School of Medicine and are regarded as members of the University of Washington freshman medical class. We currently receive approximately one hundred applications per year for the thirty available WWAMI positions.

University of Washington Office of Admissions
Carol Teitz, M.D.
A300 Health Sciences Center, Box 356340
University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle, WA 98195-6340
(206) 543-7212

University of Washington School of Medicine Office of Admissions Web Site

Selection Factors

Candidates for admission to the University of Washington School of Medicine are considered comparatively on the basis of academic performance, motivation, maturity, personal integrity and demonstrated humanitarian qualities. A knowledge of, and exposure to, the needs of individuals and society and an awareness of health care delivery systems are desired. Extenuating circumstances in an applicant's background are evaluated as they relate to these selection factors.

The Medical College Admissions Test

Applicants must submit scores from the 2011, 2012, or 2013 MCAT. This exam must be taken no later than September 30 of the year prior to possible matriculation. Under exceptional circumstances, to be determind by the Dean for Admissions, the GRE, taken in 2010, 2011, or 2012 may be considered during the admissions process, however, the applicant will be required to take the MCAT prior to matriculation. Further information on the administration of this test may be obtained at: or by contacting the premedical advisor on your campus.

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Course Requirements for 2014

The premedical course requirements must be completed before matriculation but preferably before the time of application. Undergraduate or post/baccalaureate courses must be completed at a college or university accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting body. Courses must include a minimum of:

  • 4 semesters or 6 quarters of Social Sciences or Humanities.
  • 6 semesters or 9 quarters of Chemistry and Biology. The subject matter in these courses must include general chemistry, general biology, biochemistry, molecular genetics, and cell biology/cell physiology.
  • 2 semesters or 3 quarters of Physics; or 1 semester or 2 quarters of Physics plus 1 semester or 2 quarters of calculus or linear algebra.

The following courses are recommended, but not required: Ethics, Anatomy or Comparative Anatomy, Human or Mammalian Physiology, and Embryology.

Follow the link for a more comprehensive list of course requirements.

General Information

Under exceptional circumstances, some course requirements may be waived for individuals who present unusual achievements and academic promise. All candidates should demonstrate substantial academic ability in their major field as well as in the required science courses. Candidates should be proficient in the use of the English language, basic mathematics, personal computing and information technologies.

All candidates are urged to discuss undergraduate credentials and curriculum with premedical advisors at their undergraduate institutions. Further Admissions information is available through the University of Washington School of Medicine's Admissions Office.

The program encourages the applications of under represented minority students and educationally disadvantaged students. For more information contact the UW Office of Multicultural Affairs.