WWAMI – Eastern & Central Washington


Eastern Washington is known for its variety – landscapes, people and medical education. From the Palouse to the Selkirks with the Steppes in between students can find it all here in Eastern Washington. Our medical training opportunities take place in the large urban referral center of Spokane, the smaller cities of Yakima, Tri-Cities and Wenatchee as well as many of our small rural communities. Eastern Washington has it all – and a lot more sun than Seattle!

Clerkship Opportunities

3rd and 4th year clerkships are offered throughout Central and Eastern Washington.
For Department information, please visit 3rd Year Student Resources and 4th Year Student Resources. ​

Spokane and Wenatchee Track

Eastern Washington offers two city Tracks. Spokane offers availability for students to Track in 3rd and/or 4th year and Wenatchee offers availability for students to Track in 3rd year. In these tracks, students are able to spend the majority of their time in that community.

WRITE (WWAMI Rural Integrated Training Experience)

WRITE, a longitudinally integrated clerkship program that occurs in the first clinical year, was developed by the University of Washington School of Medicine as a means to help meet the need for rural primary care physicians in the WWAMI region. The success of this unique program is due to the integration of community involvement, continuity of experience and a proven curriculum. A detailed description of this program can be found at the website https://blogs.uw.edu/write​. Eastern Washington has 6 WRITE locations – Newport, Chelan, Moses Lake, Othello, Ellensburg and Grand Coulee

Reports and Resources

Contact Information​

Physical Address ​ ​
Gonzaga University
Schoenberg Center
800 N Pearl
Spokane, WA 99202

Mailing Address
UW at Schoenberg Center
Gonzaga University
502 E Boone Ave
Spokane WA 99258

Darryl Potyk, M.D.
Associate Dean for Eastern Washington
Chief for Medical Education

​Michelle Madeen
Operations Administrator
509.358.7793 (fax)

Geoff Jones, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Dean for Eastern and Central Washington

​Elizabeth Evans
Operations Administrator
509-313-7930 (fax)​

Judy Swanson, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Dean for Spokane
swansoj@uw.edu ​​

Michelle Madeen
Operations Administrator
509.358.7793 (fax)​

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