University of Washington Medicine

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Phone: 206.543.2100

Program Information

  • Doctor of Medicine (MD)
  • 4 years in length
  • A Minimum of 40 hours of physician shadowing is required prior to applying.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or a Permanent Resident
  • Applicants are usually accepted from Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana or Idaho

Admission Requirements

Course and Degree Requirements

Degree: Undergraduate or post/baccalaureate required courses completed in the U.S or in the appropriate regional accrediting body

  • background in the humanities and liberal arts is encouraged.

Required Courses

  • Social Sciences or Humanities - 4 semesters
  • Chemistry and Biology - 6 semesters
    • General Chemistry, General Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Genetics, and Cell Biology/Cell Physiology
  • Physics -2 semesters or Physics + Math - 1 semester each

Recommended Courses

  • Ethics
  • Anatomy or Comparative Anatomy
  • Human or Mammalian Physiology
  • Embryology

For more information about premedical course requirements, click here


  • No minimum GPS, but weighted GPA 3.5 is considered competitive
  • Calculation method: GPA is weighted and calculated on a 4-point scale
    • Where A = U0 GPA
    • Where B = (U1 GPA) x 2
    • Where C = (U2 GPA) x 3
    • Then weighted GPA = (A+B+C)/6
  • No minimum MCAT, but an average of 9 on the MCAT is considered as competitive
  • MCAT must be taken no later than September 30th, one year prior to possible matriculation
  • MCAT must be taken within 3 application cycles prior to application date

For more information, click here

Supporting Documents

  • Online AMCAS application form
  • Supplemental application form- Received upon completion and qualifying through the AMCAS application
    • Autobiographical statement (‘Personal Comments’ section of the AMCAS application can be used for this)
    • 3 additional short essays (250 words max each)
    • Letters of Recommendation- Either a premedical committee evaluation or 3 letters from professors that have taught the applicant. (The letters must be confidential and not seen by the applicant)
    • $35 application fee
    • State Residency Certification- Required for those from Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho, and Washington

For more information, click here


  • Invitation obtained in October to mid-March.
  • Lasts about 30 minutes but has no rigid structure.
  • It is conducted by 3 people: 1 from the Executive Committee on Admissions and 2 other members.

For more information and sample interview questions, click here


  • October 15: AMCAS applications due
  • September - March : Applicants screened for interview invitations
  • December 1: Deadline for all secondary applications and TRUST applications
  • January 3: MSTP applications must be submitted
  • March: Completion of all interviews. Final decisions are made by the last week of March
  • April: Acceptances from April through August

For more information, please here

Tuition 2013-2014

  • Estimated Tuition (resident)- $30,186 USD
  • Estimated Tuition (non-resident) - $59,175 USD
  • Estimated Total First Year Budget (resident) - $50,409 USD

For more information, click here

Financial Aid and Scholarships 2009-2010

  • Applicants must apply through the FAFSA website- available here
  • Various Scholarships are awarded- for more information, scroll down to Scholarship Information at here