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Acceptance & Interview Process


Once you have been certified as a Wyoming resident, the Preprofessional Advising Office will forward your name to the UWSOM Admissions Office. UWSOM will review your AMCAS application based on their admissions requirements. You may receive a request from UWSOM for supplemental information. If so, you must respond according to their deadline. After your application is complete, the Admissions Office may invite you for an interview. All interviews take place in Laramie, WY.  Tours of the Seattle campus are available shortly after the interview. Offers of acceptance are issued by UWSOM.

Accepting an offer from the UWSOM for one of the twenty Wyoming-WWAMI seats carries with it a contractual obligation. Prior to entering medical school you must sign a contract to reimburse the University of Wyoming for the educational costs (plus interest) expended on your behalf, or return to the state after completion of a residency program and practice medicine for a period of three years, at which time your contractual obligation will be completed.


For more information regarding applying for the University of Washington School of Medicine please click here.



WWAMI Admissions Interviews 


You have completed the applications process and you are now one step closer to being accepted to Wyoming WWAMI.

Interviews for all Wyoming WWAMI applicants take place in either January or February and is conducted remotely. Even though they are done remotely, applicants selected for an interview will have the opportunity for an in-person campus visit for a tour and to learn more about the program.  If you would like to visit the Seattle campus, you may make arrangements to do so some time after your interview in Laramie. The faculty, students, and staff of the WWAMI Medical Education Program at the University of Wyoming and at the University of Washington School of Medicine look forward to introducing you to WWAMI and its programs.

Candidates are reviewed by the Executive Committee of the Committee on Admission after the interview. At this meeting, one of three things will happen: you may be accepted, you may be denied admission, or you may continue to be under consideration. 

Interviews for applicants from Wyoming will have one to two members of the Wyoming WWAMI Admissions Committee as part of the interviewing committee. WWAMI applicants are interviewed by three committee members at one time. For a more in-depth description of the entire UWSOM admissions process as well as Seattle interview information, please click here

Please contact our office if you need additional information.

WWAMI Medical Education Program
College of Health Sciences
University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Ave., Dept 4238
Laramie, WY  82071
Phone:    (307) 766-4908
FAX:        (307) 766-2492
E-mail:    wyo-wwami@uwyo.edu


Admissions Process & Interview Structure


Every medical school applicant's file is carefully assessed by two members of the Executive Committee of the Committee on Admissions. Each member makes a separate, anonymous determination concerning the merits of an application and whether or not the applicant should be interviewed. If the two reviewers disagree, the application is screened by a third reviewer.

Admissions Committee

The Admissions Committee is comprised of over 120 faculty, student, and community members. Twenty faculty members of the Admissions Committee members serve on the Executive Committee (EXCOM). An EXCOM member leads every interview group and becomes the applicant's representative at the Executive Committee meetings, where final decisions concerning acceptance are made. The Wyoming WWAMI Admissions Committee consists of four Wyoming physicians and/or Wyoming medical educators.

Interview Structure

Your interview will last 30 to 40 minutes and will be conducted by a committee of three individuals. The chairperson of the interview committee sits on the EXCOM and will have full access to your entire file; the regular committee members will have everything but your grades and MCAT scores.



Final Decisions and Alternate Lists

The Admissions Committee will have its final Executive Committee meeting several days after the interviews. Up to twenty applicants may be accepted to fill the Wyoming WWAMI Program Entering classes.  In addition, an alternate list will be developed from other acceptable candidates.

Exit Interviews

The University of Washington School of Medicine's Admissions Office will hold four educational sessions for unsuccessful applicants. Each session will cover one of the common reasons for non-acceptance to medical school, and each session will be podcasted and made available on the UWSOM website.   In addition, the University of Wyoming Preprofessional Advising Office offers its services to help these candidates strengthen their applications.