WAMI (Washington-Alaska-Montana-Idaho) Medical School Progress Records, 1971-1988

Overview of the Collection

WAMI (Washington-Alaska-Montana-Idaho) Medical School Progress Records
1971-1988 (inclusive)
.5 linear feet, ( 1 containers)
Collection Number
Archives 247
The records consist of correspondence, minutes, reports, budgets, accreditation materials, and reviews.
Washington State University Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Terrell Library Suite 12
Pullman, WA
Telephone: 509-335-6691
Access Restrictions

The Collection is open for research use.

Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Historical NoteReturn to Top

The WAMI (Washington, Alaska, Montana, Idaho) program began in 1971 as a cooperative agreement among the aforementioned states. The program provides access to medical school to state residents of Alaska, Montana, and Idaho -- states without medical schools -- and also brings medical education into these states.

WAMI students were, and are, admitted to the University of Washington Medical School. They initially spent their first year at satellite universities including Washington State University, the University of Idaho, the University of Alaska-Fairbanks (later the University of Alaska-Anchorage), and Montana State University. During their first year, all students of the UW Medical School, including WAMI students, were registered for the same first-year course. Consequently course topics, materials, evaluations, and exams were similar at all five sites.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


The records consist of correspondence, minutes, reports, budgets, accreditation materials, and reviews. The records are arranged topically.

Acquisition Information

Records of WAMI were transferred to the Washington State University Libraries in 1991 by Ronald J. Adkins (UA1991-01).

Processing Note

Processing was by Jennifer Ross, April 2000.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1 General information about WAMI
1 2 WAMI faculty and staff
1 3 Review of WAMI program
1 4 Memorandum of agreement re: Alaska WAMI
1 5 WAMI budget material, WSU
1 6 Minutes of WAMI faculty meetings 1986, 1987
1 7 Minutes of the WAMI coordinators conference 1987
1 8 Minutes of the CTS Planning Committee Oct. 10, 1978
1 9 Minutes of the Regional Affairs Committee January 20, 1987
1 10 Minutes of Student faculty curriculum meeting February 27, 1977
1 11 WAMI newsclippings and newsmakers November 1987-February 1988
1 12 WAMI reports 1977, 1979-1980, 1985
1 13 WAMI News 1975, UW-AMSA News 1978
1 14 WAMI retreats and conferences 1974, 1981, 1987
1 15 WAMI accreditation
1 16 The Liaison Committee on Medical Education--reviews and accreditation
1 17 Correspondence 1974-1986
1 18 Correspondence 1987-1988

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Corporate Names

  • Medical education--Northwest, Pacific--Archives
  • WAMI Program--History--Archives
  • Washington State University. WAMI Program--Archives (creator)
  • Washington State University. WAMI Program--Records and correspondence

Other Creators

  • Corporate Names
    • WAMI Medical Program--Archives (creator)
    • WAMI Program--Archives (creator)
    • Washington State University. Basic Medical Sciences Program. (creator)