Applying to the UW
Do not apply to the University of Washington until you have been accepted to MEDEX. More information regarding how to apply to the UW will be provided to accepted applicants in both degrees upon acceptance to the MEDEX program.
Information Sessions are held throughout the WWAMI region (dates are posted on the MEDEX website and updated periodically). The Online CASPA Application becomes available in May 2018. The MEDEX Supplemental Application is available online May through September 1st, 2018.
Applicants should start collecting:
- Original transcripts
- Other important documents
Submission of CASPA & Supplemental applications. Send official transcripts and GRE scores to CASPA. CASPA verification can take up to 4 weeks after submission. Once the CASPA application is verified, it is connected with the Supplemental. CASPA applications are not reviewed by MEDEX before they are verified.
Initial screenings of applications can take up to 2-3 weeks after receipt of both your MEDEX Supplemental and verified CASPA application.
Applications that meet MEDEX prerequisites are moved forward to the full faculty review phase. This review is holistic, where all parts of the application (personal statements, references, clinical history, academics, etc.) are reviewed. This process can take several months.
September 1st, 2018 is the Final Application Deadline: the online MEDEX Supplemental and the online CASPA application including references and transcripts are due for submission. Both applications must be submitted on or before 11:59 PM EST on September 1st.
Initial screenings and faculty review continue for applications verified up to 6-8 weeks after the application deadline. CASPA applications verified after that time may not be reviewed in time to be considered for a seat in the MEDEX interviews.
After the review, MEDEX will invite selected applicants for interviews via email or regular mail. Interview dates have not yet been determined, but typically take place from October through January. Selected applicants will need to RSVP; interview dates cannot be changed.
If accepted to the MEDEX program, students will begin an online Anatomy & Physiology refresher course in March. The A&P course is the first part of the didactic (classroom) year and spans both spring and summer quarters; you will complete the course in person, in Seattle, during summer quarter. Previous students have found this required course to be quite time-intensive, although students can continue their regular routines.
From July through August 2019, students from ALL sites will come to the UW Seattle campus to attend summer quarter for the completion of the Anatomy & Physiology and the Basic Science review courses.