Contact Info

Idaho WWAMI office

Idaho WWAMI
Mail address: 875 Perimeter Drive MS 4207
Location: 832 S. Ash Street, SHB Room 304
Moscow, ID 83844-4207
Phone: (208) 885-6696
Fax: (208) 885-7910
E-mail: wwami@uidaho.edu

Boise WWAMI office

Mary Barinaga, M.D.
Phone: (208) 364-4544
Fax: (208) 334-2344
Idaho WWAMI Medical Education Program
322 E. Front Street, Suite 442B
Boise, Idaho 83702
Email: barinm@u.washington.edu

WWAMI students in blue scrubs

PROGRAM INFORMATION

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Process

WWAMI, allows first-year medical students to train in their home state, increasing their familiarity with the health care needs of their region and state, and increasing the likelihood that students will select further training or practice opportunities in Idaho, once their training is complete.

WWAMI logoAfter completing their second year of training at the medical school in Seattle, WWAMI students have the opportunity to return and complete their clinical training requirements in Idaho. These clinical rotations are coordinated through the University of Washington School of Medicine WWAMI (Idaho) Office for Clinical Medical Education in Boise. Following receipt of their M.D. degree, University of Washington School of Medicine graduates have the opportunity to apply to the three primary care residencies in Idaho. In addition to these formal training programs, Idaho physicians have opportunities for informal continuing medical education through seminars, programs, consultations, or academic affiliations with the University of Washington School of Medicine through its Idaho WWAMI program.

Check out what your four years could be like.

First Year
Second Year
Third and Fourth Year

History and Future

The program has been in place now for 41 years. It began in 1971. In 1996, Wyoming joined Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho as the fifth state in the consortium.

In recent years, medical educators have gained an understanding that medical students need to learn medicine where it is practiced - in the community rather than only in an urban, academic hospital setting. The philosophy of WWAMI is to put emphasis on a decentralized form of medical education. A significant part of any given student's education occurs within the WWAMI region in communities utilizing a combination of both full-time and volunteer teachers.

TRUST program

TRUST provides a continuous connection between underserved communities, medical education, and health professionals in Idaho. More