Welcome to WWAMI Medical Education Program (WWAMI) at the University of Idaho!
Since 1972, the partnership between the University of Washington School of Medicine and the University of Idaho has provided Idahoans a way to attend one of the nation’s best medical schools on the U of I campus for the cost of in-state tuition.
Idaho WWAMI is the only publicly-funded medical education program in the state. Each year, the Idaho Legislature helps support a class of 40 new WWAMI students, all of whom are from Idaho. I am pleased to personally welcome each of these future physicians when they begin their medical career.
The University of Idaho is an outstanding place to study, work and conduct research. Our faculty include innovative scientists and dedicated physicians whose collaborations model translational teaching by having bench and bedside experts working together. They are exemplary teachers and mentors who care about education and foster a supportive environment that helps students grow by actively participating in research and clinical experiences throughout the WWAMI region.
Idaho WWAMI helps the U of I fulfill its land-grant mission through state-of-the-art medical education, research that improves patient care and educational programming that connects rural and specialist healthcare providers, such as ECHO Idaho and North Idaho AHEC.
Idaho’s first and only allopathic medical school helps strengthen communities across the state by linking academic leadership and applied expertise with the goal to build Idaho’s healthcare capacity and improve outcomes.
Jeff Seegmiller, Ed. D., AT
Regional Dean, WWAMI Medical Education Program
Jeff Seegmiller joined Idaho WWAMI as the Regional Dean and Director for the Foundations Phase of medical education at the University of Idaho in 2014. In this capacity, Seegmiller serves as an Assistant Dean within the University of Washington School of Medicine (UWSOM) and is involved with student progress, curriculum and regional program committees. He is also an affiliate faculty in UWSOM’s Department of Biological Structure and is a tenured professor in the Department of Movement Sciences at the University of Idaho.
Seegmiller has more than 20 years of experience teaching and researching musculoskeletal pathologies. After arriving to U of I in 2007, he taught and chaired musculoskeletal anatomy for the WWAMI program, established and currently serves as Director of the Integrated Sports Medicine Movement Analysis Laboratory and co-created the Integrated Sports Medicine and Rehabilitative Therapy Clinic. He was instrumental in developing master and doctoral programs that have gained national recognition - the U of I was the first university in the nation to offer a Doctor of Athletic Training Program.
Seegmiller earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University and Master of Science and Doctor of Education degrees from Illinois State University specializing in biomechanics and education. He began his career preventing, treating and rehabilitating musculoskeletal injuries as a certified athletic trainer with numerous clinics, schools and teams. He served as the graduate program director at Ohio University where he developed and directed the master’s and doctoral education programs and established outreach clinical services to rural communities.