In some specialized fields of study, Idaho has too few students to warrant the establishment of expensive programs. In order to provide Idahoans a full range of educational programs at a reasonable cost, the state has established programs in cooperation with other states in the areas of medicine, veterinary medicine, and dentistry.
University of Washington School of Medicine
The Washington-Wyoming-Alaska-Montana-Idaho (WWAMI) Regional Medical Education Program allows a limited number of Idaho students the opportunity to study medicine using the combined resources of the University of Idaho and the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle.
Idaho partially subsidizes the cost of fees and tuition for each Idaho student admitted to the program. For more information, contact Dr. Jeff Seegmiller, Director, WWAMI Medical Program, University of Idaho, Student Health Building, Moscow, ID 83844, (208) 885-6696. For more information, contact Marlane Martonick, WWAMI Program Manager.
University of Utah School of Medicine
A limited number of Idaho residents are admitted to the University of Utah School of Medicine under an agreement with the University of Utah.
Idaho partially subsidizes the cost of tuition and fees for each Idaho student admitted to the program.
For residency certification, contact Chris Hunt, Assistant Registrar, Idaho State University, P.O. Box 8270, Pocatello, Idaho, 83209, (208) 282-4946. firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that medical school applicants who choose to apply to both the WWAMI and Univeristy of Utah programs only need to submit a worksheet to certify residency through one institution. That institution will automatically provide a copy of your approved residency certification to the other institution.
The Washington–Idaho Regional Veterinary Medical Education Program (formerly WOI) allows a limited number of Idaho students the opportunity to study for a career in veterinary medicine using the combined resources of the University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Animal and Veterinary Science Department/Caine Veterinary Teaching Center–Caldwell, ID, and Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine–Pullman, WA. Idaho partially subsidizes the cost of fees and tuition for each Idaho student admitted to this program. For more information, contact Dr. Gordon Brumbaugh, Caine Veterinary Teaching Center, 1020 E. Homedale Road, Caldwell, ID 83607, (208) 454-8657; Dr. Mark McGuire, Head/Animal & Veterinary Science Department, University of Idaho, Moscow; or visit the following websites: www.avs.uidaho.edu, www.cainecenter.uidaho.edu, or www.vetmed.wsu.edu.
The Idaho Dental Education Program provides financial support for a limited number of Idaho students admitted to the School of Dentistry at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. For current information on the program, contact Dr. Jeff Ybarguen, Director, Idaho Dental Education Program, Idaho State University, P.O. Box 8088, Pocatello, Idaho, 83209, (208) 282-3289.