Aspiring doctors from Montana are eligible to participate in the WWAMI medical education program, where residents of Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho can attend medical school at the University of Washington while paying in-state tuition. This year, 30 new students were accepted to the WWAMI program at MSU. They received their white coats at a ceremony on Sept. 2.
WWAMI students are enrolled at the University of Washington School of Medicine, but for the first 18 months of the program, they attend classes at MSU.
WWAMI at MSU aims to make public medical education accessible to Montana residents and to encourage graduates to choose careers in primary care medicine and to locate their practices in the non-metropolitan areas of the northwestern U.S. Montana joined the WWAMI program in 1973.