In July, each Foundations Site conducts an Orientation program for incoming students. All incoming students are required to be at their Foundations site, ready to participate in Orientation before classes begin. Orientation sessions are designed to familiarize you with the School of Medicine’s resources and services to help you onboard into medical school. A detailed schedule of Orientation will be sent to you over the summer as well as a link to your site specific Orientation Canvas page.  Foundation Phase classes will begin on July 21, 2022.

In addition, the school will hold a Clinical Immersion week to prepare you for the Foundations Phase of the curriculum, focusing on clinical skills practice. This portion will begin in early September after you have completed your first Foundations course.

Orientation Start Dates & Contacts

Foundations SiteStart DateContactEmailOrientation Page
Washington/SeattleJuly 14, 2022Nick Cheungntcheung@uw.eduLink coming soon!
Washington/SpokaneJuly 13, 2022Carol Weigand
Deborah Greene
Link coming soon!
WyomingJuly 11, 2022Natalia Brown
John Willford
Link coming soon!
AlaskaJuly 18, 2022Nancy Hallnjhall@alaska.eduLink coming soon!
July 18, 2022Kayla Ouertkayla.ouert@montana.eduLink coming soon!
IdahoJuly 14, 2022Marlane Martonick
Whitney Vincent
Link coming soon!


Required Forms

Please complete the following forms prior to the start of your Foundation site’s Orientation –  link coming soon!

  • Consent to Release Records Form
  • UW Medicine Publicity Release Form
  • UWSOM Photo Release Form
  • E22 Baseline Data Collection and E22 WPCI Longitudinal Surveys


Pre Orientation Check List 

Prior to the start of your respective Orientation at your Foundations site, there are a series of required items you will need to complete.  Please review the checklist items here: 2022 Pre-Orientation Check List