Support Future Medical Leaders

There is a physician shortage in many communities across the five-state WWAMI region (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho).

And while there are many extraordinary young people who have the potential to become medical leaders in these communities, for many, medical school is financially out of reach.

When you choose to give to scholarships, you help students overcome the financial barriers that might otherwise prevent them from pursuing a medical degree. You also help ensure that once graduated, those who wish to can choose careers in family and primary care medicine and/or work in underserved communities across the WWAMI region.

By giving to scholarships, you are bringing students one step closer to becoming leaders dedicated to improving the health of our communities. Will you join us?

Yes! I want to prepare medical leaders to care for my community.

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Your Impact

Through your generous support of MD scholarships, you can help us:

Reduce barriers to medical school
For many students, medical school is out of reach without scholarship support. By giving to scholarships, you help outstanding students to pursue their dreams of becoming doctors.

Bolster our region’s physician workforce
Your support helps address physician shortages in rural and urban communities throughout our five-state WWAMI region since so many of our graduates return to their home states to practice medicine.

Free students to practice where they are most needed
Medical school loan debt can deter students from practicing in specialties or areas that pay less. By giving to scholarships, you help free students to choose careers that align with their personal values.

Partner with a Leader in
Medical Education

The UW School of Medicine is a one-of-a-kind, multi-state medical education program that serves the five-state WWAMI region. The School leads the nation for primary care education and family medicine training, according to the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools. In fact, it has ranked No. 1 in primary care 27 times since 1995 and among the top two schools for family medicine training for 30 years.

Among the 279 School of Medicine graduates who sought residency in 2021, 132 (nearly 50%) matched into primary care specialties, with many matching in WWAMI states, amplifying the impact on the health of the region.

The School is committed to advancing diversity in the field and to helping address the health disparities within the WWAMI region and beyond, from Pathways Programs that train physicians to provide culturally humble care to increasing admissions for students from backgrounds underrepresented in medicine.

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Your gift creates an enduring impact that will benefit UW School of Medicine students and the communities they will serve for generations to come. Will you help us improve health in communities throughout our region with a gift to MD scholarships?

Would you like to explore making an investment in MD scholarships? We’d love to connect. You can reach us at writemed@uw.edu or 206.543.5686.