Pre-Matriculation Program

Hosted by the Office for Academic, Rural, and Regional Affairs, the Pre-Matriculation Program (PMP) is designed to strengthen the academic, professional, and social assets and skills of entering medical students from culturally, economically, educationally, and environmentally under-resourced backgrounds. This year’s program will be held virtually from June 24-28, 2024.

The goals of the Pre-Matriculation Program are to help admitted students:

  • Explore and apply mastery the learning skills needed as an incoming medical student;
  • Understand the academic success, student services and equity resources available to UWSOM medical students;
  • Reflect on experiences prior to medical school and develop an asset-based approach for the transition to undergraduate medical education; and
  • Develop relationships with current diverse students and faculty and built-in cohort of incoming students ready for orientation.

The morning sessions will cover introductory content from the foundations phase taught by select faculty, followed by team-based learning in small groups with student peer tutors. Afternoon sessions will focus on academic success skills and wellness and community building, including connecting with current medical students. Students will also be participating in afternoon sessions.

Sessions will run each day from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time. There will be breaks built in plus optional lunch sessions with the deans each day. We ask students to commit to full attendance for maximum benefit. 

Applications received before April 30th will be given priority consideration. Final deadline to apply is June 10th.

There are no tuition costs to participate in the Pre-Matriculation Program. An update on your application will be available within 2-3 weeks after the deadline.

If you have any questions, please contact Michele Nucci MPH, Operations Specialist, Medical Student Equity Services, at

Please go to this page to see what we are offering. A UW NetID (email address) is required.