Clinical Phase (Year 3 & 4)
Required clerkships (can be taken anywhere in the WWAMI region) for a total of 52 weeks of clinical instruction.
- Family Medicine
- Internal Medicine
There are also optional clinical rotation tracks for completing all clerkships in one location. Currently these are available in Idaho, Wyoming, Spokane, Washington; Alaska; Missoula and Billings, Montana.
WRITE (WWAMI Rural Integrated Training Experience)
WRITE provides an 18 or 24-week integrated clerkship in the third year in one of 21 rural cities located throughout the WWAMI region.
- Required clerkships:
- Emergency Medicine
- Surgery Selectives
- Other clinical electives, for example:
- Introduction to Detoxification and Rehabilitation Programs for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse: An introduction to alcohol and drug detoxification/rehabilitation with supervised clinical experiences in a variety of addiction treatment programs.
- Child Psychiatry: An introduction to child and adolescent psychiatry. At the end of the clerkship, the student will be able to assess psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents and be familiar with a bio-psychosocial approach to treatment.
Capstone is a required, four-day course taught primarily in a small group and workshop format. It is designed as a “Continuing Medical Education” course, in which fourth-year students (graduating in April of the current year) choose sessions to attend relating to the medical issues, evaluation, management and procedures involved in their planned specialties.