Orientation for 1st year UI (Moscow) and WSU (Pullman) WWAMI students begins Thursday, August 11th through Saturday, August 13th. First day of classes begin Monday, August 15, 2011. For more information: UI WWAMI students contact Marlane Martonick at 1(208) 885-6696 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. WSU WWAMI students contact Maureen Evermann at 1(509) 335-2602 or email at email@example.com
University of Idaho and Washington State University are members of WWAMI, the University of Washington School of Medicines regional medical education program. WWAMI places special emphasis on meeting the healthcare needs of the Northwest, recognizing the importance of primary care and clinical research, and making public medical education accessible to residents in Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. Currently, the combined UI and WSU program supports a class of 40 first-year medical students, sharing the resources of the two regional research universities in Moscow and Pullman. Classes, labs, and clinical experiences take place on both campuses and in both communities. Students benefit from the smaller class sizes, compared to a major medical center, and students find easy access to faculty and community preceptors outside of scheduled class times.