Regional Medical Education Program In IDAHO MEDICAL SCHOOL

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					             FOURTH-YEAR (MS4):
                     The Idaho Track offers electives and all      UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON                                                                               MEDICAL SCHOOL
                                                                                                                                                                          for Idaho Citizens
             fourth-year requirements with the exception of
             the Capstone Course. Because the Idaho Track             SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
             is the only site that offers Emergency Medicine
             and Chronic Care, non Idaho Track students
                                                                    IDAHO’S MEDICAL SCHOOL
                                                                          The University of Washington School
             must return to Seattle for those clerkships.
                                                                 of Medicine (UWSOM) again has ranked first
             The Capstone Course occurs at the end of the
                                                                 among primary-care medical schools in the
             year and focuses on refresher topics and pre-
                                                                 country, according to annual rankings of
             residency skills. Idaho Track students receive
                                                                 graduate and professional schools provided by
             travel support to return to Seattle for the
                                                                 U.S. News & World Report. UWSOM is the only
             Capstone Course.
                                                                 medical school in the nation ranked in the top
                     Students are required to take and pass
                                                                 10 for all eight specialties included in the
             both components of Step 2 of the USMLE
             between June and September. Step 2 assesses
                                                                          For the 16th consecutive year,

             whether they can apply medical knowledge,
                                                                 UWSOM’s teaching programs in family
             skills and understanding of clinical science
                                                                 medicine and in rural health also ranked No.
             essential for provision of patient care under
                                                                 1. The school ranked fourth in teaching
                                                                                                                                                                           Regional Medical

                                                                 medical students about AIDS, sixth in internal
                     Students identify careers and apply to
                                                                 medicine, seventh in geriatrics (health care for
             graduate medical education programs in the
             fourth year through the UWSOM ERAS
             program.      Match results for post-graduate
                                                                 the elderly), eighth in pediatrics, and tenth in
                                                                 women's health and in drug/alcohol abuse                                                                 Education Program
                                                                                                                                                                               In IDAHO
                                                                 training. The school's physician assistant
             placement occur in March nationwide.     Idaho
                                                                 program, MEDEX, ranked seventh in the
             Track students receive career counseling and
             residency application, selection, and Match
                                                                          The UWSOM ranked sixth among
             support through the Idaho WWAMI Clinical
                                                                 research schools nationally, moving ahead of
             Deans office.
                                                                 Stanford with which it was last year tied for
                     Students graduating receive their M.D.
                                                                 seventh. It ranked first among public medical
             at the Hooding Ceremony in Seattle the
                                                                 schools and second among all medical schools

                                                                                                                    WWAMI (Idaho) Office for Clinical Medical Education
             beginning of June.       Most graduate medical
                                                                 in research funding from the National
             education residency programs begin the last
                                                                 Institutes of Health (NIH) in fiscal year 2006.
             week of June.
                                                                 Only Harvard Medical School had more NIH
             Idaho Track:
             Registering & Scheduling:
             Residency Selection Forums:

                                                                                                                    777 North Raymond Street
             Graduation Requirements:

                                                                                                                    Boise Idaho 83704
             UWSOM ERAS Support:
             UWSOM Student Travel Support:
             Hooding Ceremony
   WWAMI is the 5-state regional medical education                                                                                 FIRST YEAR (MS1):                                            Students must take and pass Step 1 of
                                                                                                                                            WWAMI provides a unique opportunity          the   United    States    Medical     Licensure
                    program of the                                                                                                                                                       Examination (USMLE), an assessment of
                                                                                                                                   in medical education. As a first-year Idaho
University of Washington School of Medicine, including                                                                             WWAMI medical student, you will be in a class         students’ understanding and application of
      Washington-Wyoming-Alaska-Montana-Idaho                                                                                      of only 40 students at the combined campuses          important concepts of the basic sciences.
                                                                                                                                   of the University of Idaho and Washington             LINKS:
                   MISSION                                               ADMISSIONS                                                State University. Idaho students may elect to
                                                                                                                                   exchange sites with a Seattle student. Class
                                                                                                                                                                                         Suggestions by Students on MS2 Courses:
         In 2006, the University of Washington                       The Idaho Legislature currently reserves                                                                            -0010-45A7-89D1-
                                                                                                                                   begins in August and ends in May. Students
School of Medicine (UWSOM) adopted a new                    20 seats in the UWSOM for Idaho students and                                                                                 440F24B9770D/0/StudyTipsYrIIMS20052006.pdf
                                                                                                                                   become connected to the Seattle community
mission    statement   that     underscores          the    participates in the American Medical College                                                                                 MSA Step 1 Practice Test
                                                                                                                                   during their first year through the College 
commitment to regional, rural, and underserved              Application Service (AMCAS). Admitted students
                                                                                                                                   System and resources through the Medical              UW USMLE Step 1 Orientation:
populations and their healthcare needs in the               pay in-state tuition and contribute 4% of what the
                                                                                                                                   Student Association (MSA) and class Senator.
five-state WWAMI region. In addition to being a             State of Idaho pays in tuition to the Idaho Rural
                                                                                                                                   The MSA operates MEDLINKS online which                StudentAffairsAndServices/Medical+Student+Events
national leader in biomedical research and the              Physician Incentive Program.
                                                                                                                                   includes online practice tests and student            .htm
advancement of knowledge in academic medicine                        The Entering Idaho WWAMI Class of 2007
                                                                                                                                   suggestions to better prepare for first-year          USMLE Step 1, 2, 3
and science, specific wording was incorporated              (E07) had a GPA average of 3.72 and MCAT
                                                                                                                                   courses.     The College System assigns each
that recognizes the importance of primary care              averages of 10.8 Verbal, 10.4 Physical Sciences,

                                                                                                                      MEDICAL SCHOOL
                                                                                                                                   student with one of five Colleges. The program        WRITE:
and providing service to the underserved                    and 11.1 Biological Sciences. Preliminary AMCAS
                                                                                                                                   focuses on personalizing medical education for
populations.                ljilljkjllljlkjlljlkjkjkljlkj   applications are accepted from June 1 through a
                                                                                                                                   students and providing a deeper understanding         Idaho Track:
                                                            strictly enforced deadline of November 1 of the
                                                                                                                                   of     fundamental     clinical      skills    and
                                                            year before the start of medical school.
                                                                                                                                   professionalism.                                      /Idaho%20Track%20Flyer%202008.pdf
  IDAHO WWAMI OFFICES                                       HOW DO I APPLY?
                                                             Apply online through AMCAS
                                                                                                                                                        may      enroll
                                                                                                                                                                             in    the
                                                                                                                                                                                         Registering & Scheduling:
Idaho WWAMI Medical Education Program,                       Applicants must qualify for Idaho Residence                                                                                 StudentAffairsAndServices/Registration/
University of Idaho                                                                                                                (R/UOP) for a four-week clinical elective with a
                                                             MCAT & GPA are considered                                                                                                   UW Third & Fourth Years:
Andrew Turner, Ph.D., Director                                                                                                     primary care physician before their second
                                                             Interviews occur in Seattle January-March                                                                         
   The first-year Idaho WWAMI medical student                                                                                      year.
                                                             Idaho WWAMI Interviewing Team includes 4                                                                                    StudentAffairsAndServices/Third+and+Fourth+Years
   campus.                                                                                                                         LINKS:                                                .htm
                                                                Idaho physicians
Moscow, Idaho                                                                                                                      Idaho WWAMI Medical Education Program:
                                                            HELPS AND HINTS:
Phone 208-885-6696                                                                                              THIRD YEAR (MS3):
                                                                     Learn about and become involved with                                                                                                  WWAMI/RegionalOffices/Idaho.htm                                The last two years of medical school
                                                            community outreach programs as early as
                                                                                                                                   Suggestions by Students on MS1 Courses:               are in the clinical setting July through June.
                                                            possible. Discover what opportunities are
                                                                                                                                Students can stay in Seattle for the majority of
WWAMI (Idaho) Office for Clinical Medical                   available. HOSA, Shadowing Opportunities,                              -0010-45A7-89D1-
Education, UWSOM                                            Community Service, Mini Medical School, Career                                                                               their third-year clinical clerkships, rotate
Suzanne Allen, M.D., M.P.H., Assistant Dean                 Counseling, Pre-Med Clubs, and Pre-Med Summits                         MSA Practice Tests                                    around the WWAMI region, enter a Track
   The Idaho WWAMI clinical medical education               are examples.                                                        (including the Idaho Track) or enter the WRITE
   program office.                                          LINKS:                                                                                                                       program if accepted.
Boise, Idaho                                                Idaho Residency Laws:                                                  SECOND YEAR (MS2):                                             The Idaho Track offers all third-year
Phone 208-327-0641                                       Students throughout WWAMI join one           required clerkships within the state in a small          law.html                                                               another in Seattle for the second year’s              community environment. Most clerkships are
egionalOffices/Idaho.htm                                    Application Process and Selection Factors:                             courses. Classes begin in September and end           in the Boise area. Student support services are
        The two offices work together closely     
                                                                                                                                   in June.                                              in place through the Idaho WWAMI Clinical
supporting students participating in medical                ssions/ApplicationProcedure.htm                                                                                              Deans office.
                                                                                                                                            Students will have opportunities to
education in Idaho. Resources are offered from              AMCAS:                                                                                                                                Students completing WRITE in Idaho
                                                                                                                                   meet with WWAMI Clinical Coordinators from
medical school admissions on through medical                                                                                       the region to discover what third-year                will join their practice in Hailey, McCall, or
practice. Medical students have opportunities               Idaho Rural Physician Incentive Program:                                                                                     Sandpoint at the end of their third-year for 20
                                                                  opportunities    are   available.        Students
ranging from research to clinical experiences in                                                                                   interested in being an Idaho Tracker will sign        weeks of clerkship credit.
rural or underserved primary care practices                                                                                        up through the Registrar’s Office in winter.          LINKS:
                                                            UWSOM 4-Year Curriculum:
throughout Idaho or internationally. Programs are                                                                                  Students most interested in primary care as a         WWAMI (ID) Office for Clinical Medical Edu:
available for both high school and undergraduate            m/Curriculum/4th+Year+Students.htm                                     career, and possibly in a rural setting, should
level of students.        Idaho WWAMI offers                                                                                                                                             onalOffices/Idaho.htm
                                                            Financial Aid:                                                         consider applying to the WRITE program.
opportunities for community outreach.                                  Applicants are interviewed in the fall semester.

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