Transfer and Advanced Standing

The University of Washington School of Medicine does not accept applications from students who request to transfer from other medical schools unless the students are residents of Wyoming, Alaska, Montana or Idaho, (WAMI) and there is a funded position open in the respective state's contract due to student attrition. Consideration of a transfer application must also take cognizance of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education's (LCME) standards on availability of space and adequate educational sites.

Transfer applicants from these states will be considered based on the size of the equivalent entering class for each state and whether an opening is available in that cohort. If there is an opening in the cohort, a decision on whether or not to fill the position(s) will be made in consultation with the Assistant Deans in the state involved. A decision to accept a student in transfer will be made by the Executive Committee on Admissions, the appropriate WAMI Assistant Deans, and the Associate Dean for Curriculum in consultation with the appropriate course chairs.

Transfer applicants from these WAMI states will be accepted for entry only into the start of the UW School of Medicine's clinical curriculum and only if they are in good academic standing at an LCME-accredited school. Offers of acceptance into the clinical curriculum are also contingent on passing USMLE Step 1. Because of potential curricular differences between the UW School of Medicine and the school from which the student is transferring, the accepted transferring student may be required to successfully complete additional coursework at the University of Washington School of Medicine prior to entering the clinical curriculum.

(Modified and approved by FCAA on 12-11-14)