2023 Matriculating Student Information

Dear Entering Class of 2023,

Welcome! We are delighted to have you join us as medical students at the University of Washington School of Medicine! You are entering one of the best and most unique medical schools in the nation—we are the only medical school that spans five states and cares for such a diverse population of patients. We are all very excited for your arrival!

Congratulations on your tremendous accomplishment. We know how hard you have worked toward your goal of entering medical school and feel grateful that soon we’ll be able to call you colleagues. We all remember our first day of medical school and the excitement and nervousness we felt. In offering you admission to our school, we believe you will be a significant addition to your class and community through the contributions you’ll make as a medical student, and ultimately to our profession and the patients you will care for. These next several years will lay the foundation for your life as a physician and help you choose among the many specialties and career paths that are available to you.

Orientation begins in July. Each UW School of Medicine (UWSOM) Foundations site across WWAMI hosts their own orientation prior to the start of the medical school curriculum. The WWAMI orientation team has been busy preparing for your arrival. The information on this page will lead you to a wealth of information and “how-tos” as you begin your journey through medical school, including:

  • Setting up your UW Net ID and UW Email
  • Financial Aid
  • Computer Requirements
  • UW Disability Resources for Students
  • Heath Insurance
  • Curriculum
  • And many more resources

Prior to orientation, there are a number of tasks and forms you must complete to ensure you are prepared. You can find them posted on the Pre-Orientation Checklist webpage. More items will be posted throughout the spring, so be sure to check this page frequently for updates. In the meantime, for more information on your site-specific orientation please visit: Orientation Dates and Contacts.

We can’t wait to meet you when we visit your regional campus. If you have questions, please feel free to contact one of us, or scroll to the bottom of the Pre-Orientation Checklist page to find information for various departments and contacts.

Suzanne Allen, M.D., M.P.H.

Vice Dean for Academic, Rural & Regional Affairs
208-364-4552
suzaalle@uw.edu

Gabe Sarah, M.D., M.Ed.

Associate Dean for Student Affairs
gesarah@uw.edu

Heather McPhillips, M.D., M.P.H.

Associate Dean for Curriculum
206-543-5562
hmcphil@uw.edu