In July, each Foundations Site conducts an Orientation program for incoming students. Orientation sessions are designed to familiarize you with the School of Medicine’s resources and services to help you onboard into medical school. All incoming students are required to be at their Foundations site, ready to participate in Orientation before classes begin. 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 20, 2023. Students will complete a Clinical Immersion program that focuses on clinical skills practice in September, after you have completed your first Foundations course.

Orientation Start Dates & Contacts

Foundations SiteStart DateContactEmailOrientation Page
Washington/SeattleTo Be ConfirmedSarah Woodsewood@uw.eduAvailable in late June 2023
Washington/SpokaneJuly 13, 2023Carol Weigand
Deborah Greene
Available in late June 2023
WyomingJuly 10, 2023Natalia Brown
John Willford
Available in late June 2023
AlaskaJuly 17, 2023Nancy Hallnjhall@alaska.eduAvailable in late June 2023
July 17, 2023Kayla Ouertkayla.ouert@montana.eduAvailable in late June 2023
IdahoJuly 13, 2023Marlane Martonick
Whitney Vincent
Available in late June 2023


Pre-Orientation Check List 

Please review the 2023 Pre-Orientation Checklist and complete all required items prior to the start of Orientation at your respective Foundations site. Additional requirements will be added to the checklist over the course of the spring.