UW MedicineThe University of Washington School of Medicine, or UW Medicine, was one of the first public medical schools in the Northwest. It currently has teaching facilities in more than 100 towns across Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho (WWAMI). UW Medicine has become well-known for its work in the fields of rural medicine, pediatrics, and family medicine. It has a faculty-student ratio of approximately 2.8 and roughly 1,000 M.D. students.

When students start at University of Washington, they are separated into six colleges named after nature sites. These colleges help divide the students into their own small groups. Each college has a mentor. Aside from a traditional MD, students can also pursue a PhD. About 10 students receive their degree through the Medical Scientist Training Program each year. During their four years, students are required to participate in six-week clerkships in the WWAMI program. After their clerkships, they must present research projects at the Western Student Medical Research Forum. Once UW Medicine students settle into their specialties, they usually gravitate towards internal medicine, family practice, or pediatrics.

UW medical admission statisticsStudents are able to gain real-life clinical experience through affiliated hospitals, like the University of Washington Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, Northwest Hospital and Medical Center, and Children’s University Medical Group. Students also have the chance to work in one of nine neighborhood clinics or with Airlift Northwest.

Outside of the classroom and hospital, med students are encouraged to get involved in community service, like CHAP (Community Health Advancement Program) or SPARX (Student Providers Aspiring to Rural and Underserved Experience). Students can also choose from more than 50 student organizations on campus. Individuals looking for a unique experience with individualized curriculum should investigate UW Medicine.


Application Volume


In-State v Out-of-State Applicants

In-State v Out-of-State Matriculants

Applicant to Matriculant Ratios

Additional Information

Total: 8,190
In State: 12.6%
Out of State: 87.4%

Acceptance Rate: 3.9%

Total: 270
In State: 51.9%
Out of State: 48.1%

Average MCAT: 511

Average GPA (4.0 scale): 3.71

* Applicant and matriculant data courtesy of AAMC.

Score Card

NIH Grants

Average Graduate Indebtedness

Additional Information

2019 NIH Awards: $340,319,134

Average MD Graduate Debt: $165,106

Student Body


Faculty Analysis

Additional Information

Matriculants: 270

Basic: 376
Clinical: 2,628
Total: 3,004

UW school of medicine does not accept international applicants Does not accept international students

UW medical school student gender ratio

Financial Aid

Additional Information

In State:
2019-2020 Tuition: $37,887
2019-2020 Estimated cost of attendance: $60,977

Out of State:
2019-2020 Tuition: $68,082
2019-2020 Estimated cost of attendance: $90,977

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This page was last updated in December 2019.