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Certifying Office|WICHE, WWAMI, & WYDENT

Wyoming Certifying Office

 

Lisa Shipley, Manager, Student Advising

lshipley@uwyo.edu

307-766-6704

Craig Vaske, Advising Coordinator

cvaske@uwyo.edu

307-766-3499

Department email: certoff@uwyo.edu

Contact Us

College of Health Sciences/Dept. 3432
1000 E. University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: 307-766-6556
Fax: 307-766-6608
Email: admin.hs@uwyo.edu

Wyoming residents have the opportunity to apply for health professional schools in via the WICHE PSEP, WWAMI, or WYDENT programs. All three programs require residency certification by October 15 of the year prior to the anticipated professional school start date. All three programs require a contract with a payback of either 3 years of professional practice in the state or a repayment of funds expended plus interest (veterinary medicine does not require a contract or payback).

There are two parts to the admissions process:

  1. Have your residency certified no later than October 15 of the year prior to your anticipated start date in professional school. This is your eligibility to participate in the program.
  2. Apply for admission to the school(s) of your choice through their required application process. Schools make ALL admissions decisions.

While these two parts are completed in the same time frame, they are not linked and you can do either one before the other.

APPLY EARLY!

We recommend that you establish and maintain a separate email account for this and all of your applications. List all of your schools and certoff@uwyo.edu as safe senders. Be sure to check your junk or spam files regularly.

WICHE

WICHE is a consortium of fifteen western states created to provide educational opportunities for students in the west. It administers three different student exchange programs.

The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) provides opportunities to enroll in an undergraduate program in another WICHE state at reduced tuition.

The Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP) makes distinctive or health-related graduate programs available to Wyoming and other WICHE state residents at reduced tuition. The participating programs are approved by an educational committee and offer a wide range of graduate degrees.

The Professional Student Exchange (PSEP) Program allows certified residents to enroll in certain out-of-state professional programs in dentistry, medicine (allopathic, osteopathic and podiatric), occupational and physical therapy, optometry, physician’s assistant study, or veterinary medicine for Wyoming residents. Wyoming applicants or their spouses must be residents for one year immediately prior to matriculation to professional school. If admitted and offered financial support (support is competitive and not everyone will receive it), students pay reduced tuition based on the costs at the attending institution. The home state pays a support fee to the admitting school for educational services. The length of the support varies according to the professional program.

WWAMI

PLEASE NOTE:  WWAMI Interviews for Wyoming residents will occur in Laramie January 12th - 16th.  In order to give the University. of Washington School of Medicine time to review files and make interview offers students should plan on completing their application NO LATER than the 1st of November.  Students choosing to complete their application after this date may not receive full consideration.

The University of Wyoming participates in WWAMI, a regional medical education program with the University of Washington School of Medicine. The program annually reserves seats for up to twenty qualified Wyoming residents. Participants complete the first year of medical school at the University of Wyoming in Laramie and the second year in Seattle at the University of Washington. The third and fourth years are spent in clinical sites throughout the WWAMI region (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho). Applicants or their parents must be legal residents for five continuous years immediately prior to attending medical school. Participants make a contract payment to the University of Wyoming for the four years of medical school and the state pays the educational costs to the University of Washington for each student.

WWAMI is the primary means of access for allopathic medical education in Wyoming. Applicants are encouraged to apply to the WWAMI program to study allopathic medicine and to the WICHE PSEP program for osteopathic medicine.

WYDENT

This is a dental contract program for certified Wyoming residents with the University of Nebraska College of Dentistry and Creighton University School of Dentistry. Each school reserves seats for up to four qualified Wyoming residents. Applicants or their parents must be legal residents for five continuous years immediately prior to attending dental school. Participants make a contract payment to the University of Wyoming for the four years of dental school and the state pays the educational costs to the appropriate dental school for each student.

PLEASE NOTE: Creighton and the University of Nebraska have offered all WYDENT seats on, or shortly after, December 1st for the last few years.  Students choosing to submit their application after early September, or not following up quickly on any issues with their applications may not receive full consideration. 

Wyoming Certifying Office

College of Health Sciences

University of Wyoming

Dept. 3432, 1000 East University Avenue

Laramie WY 82071

307-766-6704 or 307-766-3499

Email: certoff@uwyo.edu

110 and 112 Health Sciences Center

 

See the University of Wyoming's PreHealth Profession Advising Page for information on preprofessional requirements, expectations, and resources.

 

The Wyoming Department of Health sponsors a Wyoming healthcare professional loan repayment program.

 

Also see Explore Health Careers for useful information on a variety of health care careers.

 

The application for certification as a Wyoming resident for the purposes of WICHE, WWAMI and WYDENT, for students planning to enter professional schools in 2016 will be available no later than June 1, 2015. The deadline to apply for certification is no later than October 15, 2015 for entering 2016.  You will select the program(s) of interest in the application.  Please note -- the application does not work in the Safari© browser.

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