In the early 1970s, the University of Washington took on a bold challenge to train and prepare physicians to care for patients and communities throughout Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho (known by the acronym WAMI for the states served). Today, this regional medical education program known as WWAMI (Wyoming joined in 1996) is heralded as one of the most innovative medical education and training programs in the country.
The Colleges are each named for natural wonders within the WWAMI states: Cascade, Olympic, Palouse, Selkirk (Washington), Wind River (Wyoming), Denali (Alaska), Big Sky (Montana), and Snake River (Idaho).
Five States, One School
M.D. students study throughout Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho for maximum experience across urban and rural environments.
- Palouse College (Spokane)
- Selkirk College (Spokane)
- Cascade College (Seattle)
- Olympic College (Seattle)
- Wind River College (WY)
- Denali College (AK)
- Big Sky College (MT)
- Snake River College (ID)
Rural Underserved Opportunities Program (RUOP)
Source for sites: https://education.uwmedicine.org/somrural/about-us/our-program-sites/
This school has multiple campuses
University of Washington Medical School
University of Washington Health Sciences Center, E-301 1959 NE Pacific Street
Washington - United States