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 excited for your arrival!

We also want to offer our congratulations on your tremendous accomplishment. We know how hard you have worked toward the goal of entering medical school and feel grateful to soon 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 add significantly to your class and community through your contributions to your education 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 amongst 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. Over the coming months, all of us will be busy preparing for your arrival. The WWAMI orientation team is creating a matriculation website that will provide a wealth of information as you begin your journey through medical school. This centralized location will provide helpful information for incoming students that includes:

  • 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, which you can find be 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. For more information on your site-specific orientation in the meantime, please visit: Orientation Dates and Contacts.

We can’t wait to see each of you in the very near future when we visit each regional campus. Please feel free to contact one of us and look for the contacts page on the matriculation website for specific program contacts if you have questions.

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

Vice Dean for Academic Rural and Regional Affairs

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

Associate Dean for Curriculum

Gerald Tolbert, M.D.

Interim Associate Dean for Student Affairs