Track applications for the 2021-2022 academic year are now closed. See below for 2022-2023 Track timeline.
NOTE: Due to the uncertainty of availability in the 2021-2022 Academic Year because of COVID-19, accepted Track students will not be guaranteed a full 24 weeks in Patient Care or 12 weeks in Explore & Focus. SOM will do its best to ensure students can spend as close to 24 or 12 weeks respectively in their Track site, but please be aware it will likely be less.
The WWAMI Track program allows a select group of students to be registered for a minimum number of weeks (24 weeks for the Patient Care Phase, and 12 weeks for the Explore & Focus Phase**— time not guaranteed for 21-22 academic year, see NOTE above) at a specific city or area throughout the WWAMI region. Students must participate in an application process for each phase, and students that are accepted must then accept placement at their Track site. Track is the best option for students whose preference is to maximize time in one location. Please see below for additional requirements and information for each clinical phase.
WWAMI Track space is limited. Admission to a Track is limited to the academic year to which a student applied.
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
- Clerkships at Track sites may not be consecutive
- If a student is accepted to a Track they will not be able to preference other clerkships or sites for the rotations scheduled outside of their Track location.
- Students that do not complete the requirements of a Track due to an expansion or leave of absence will be required to re-apply during the next application cycle if they wish to continue in Track.
- Accepted Patient Care Phase Track students are not automatically entered into Track for their Explore & Focus Phase; they must apply for an E&F Track spot if interested.
- If you are considering applying to an Emergency Medicine residency program, you must take MED EM 606 for your required EM rotation at HMC/UWMC in Seattle, and therefore should not apply for an Explore & Focus Track, since your EM rotation must be scheduled at your Track site. For additional details, please contact the Department of Emergency Medicine. Due to availability limitations, we are unable to offer exceptions.
- Idaho is a statewide Track (for both Patient Care and Explore & Focus) so you can expect to take at least one clerkship outside of the Boise/Treasure Valley area.
- The Bozeman, MT Patient Care Track may include Helena sites.
WWAMI Track space is limited. Admission to a Track is for the academic year to which a student applied.
**Track applications for the 2021-2022 academic year are now closed**
2022-2023 Season Timeline
|Special Programs Applications Available
June 7, 2021
|Special Programs Applications Deadline
July 6, 2021
|Students notified of Selections
July 28, 2021
|Special Programs Decisions Due
August 4, 2021
Patient Care Phase Track students are registered for a minimum of 24 weeks (24 weeks not guaranteed for the 21-22 academic year) of required clerkships at their track location. Time at your Track site may not be consecutive.
Tracks are offered in the following WWAMI areas:
Explore & Focus Phase Track students are registered for a minimum of 12 weeks (12 weeks not guaranteed for the 21-22 academic year) of clerkships within their Track location. The time in Track must be comprised of Required Emergency Medicine, Required Neurology, and one 4-week non-permission elective or APC (dependent on availability). The time in your Track site will likely be non-consecutive.
Explore & Focus Tracks are offered in the following WWAMI areas:
- Spokane, WA
Note: If you are considering applying to an Emergency Medicine residency program, you must take MED EM 606 for your required EM rotation at HMC/UWMC in Seattle, and therefore should not apply for an Explore & Focus Track, since your EM rotation has to be scheduled at your Track site. For additional details, please contact the Department of Emergency Medicine.
The Track application offers the opportunity to communicate your reason for applying to a given regional TRACK. This is your opportunity to indicate your regional preference, as well as educational and professional goals related to your application. If you are working with Disability and Accommodations or Student Affairs you do not have to provide these details in your application, a representative will be available during selection to provide guidance while respecting student privacy, you can simply indicate which department you are working through in the extenuating circumstances prompt.
If you have personal circumstances that require you to be in a region for part or all of your clinical phase, please contact Disability and Accommodations or Student Affairs regarding you particular situation and needs.