Incoming Student Information

In August, each Foundations Site holds a Clinical Immersion & Orientation program for incoming students. All incoming students at all Foundations Sites are required to be at their Foundations Site and ready to participate in the Immersion & Orientation program before classes begin. Immersion will prepare students for the Foundations Phase of the curriculum by focusing on clinical skills practice. Throughout the program, incoming students will also participate in Orientation sessions aimed to familiarize students with the School of Medicine’s resources and services. A more detailed schedule of Clinical Immersion & Orientation will be sent to students in the summer.

Immersion & Orientation Start Dates & Contacts

Foundations SiteDateContactEmail
Washington/SeattleAug. 23, 2021Ashley
Washington/SpokaneAug. 23, 2021Erin Van Antwerp or Robin
WyomingAug. 16, 2021Marivern
AlaskaAug. 17, 2021Nancy
Aug. 17, 2021Kayla
IdahoAug. 19, 2021Marlane Martonick or Whitney

Regular classes at all Foundations Sites begin on Tuesday, September 7, 2021.

2021 Pre-Orientation Checklist

  • Receive an email from the University of Washington Registrar, containing your Student Number and Private Access Code
  • Establish your UW NetID
  • Set up a UW Office 365 email account  and select the “Forward to UW Office 365” option
  • Complete the E-21 Compliance Checklist
  • Review your Financial Aid package
  • Purchase a laptop that meets the School of Medicine’s Computer Requirements
  • If you will need testing or other accommodations during medical school, contact the UW Disability Resources for Students office to ensure these are in place before school begins
  • Secure health insurance
  • Check your UW email regularly; the volume will increase starting in the summer
  • Read the UW Medicine’s Policy on Professionalism Conduct