A partnership with the University of Washington School of Medicine and the states of Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho. Forty years of collaboration and innovation, all in the service of educating physician health-care professionals. The WWAMI Medical Education Program strives to attain two main goals. The first is to make public medical education accessible to Montana residents. The second is to encourage graduates to choose careers in primary care medicine and to locate their practices in the non-metropolitan areas of the northwestern U.S. Many of these areas lack an adequate number of primary care physicians and access to healthcare in general. Additionally, the program encourages talented students, especially minority students, in the WWAMI states to enter the field of medicine.