University of Idaho
WWAMI Program, Huckabay Medical Education Building
Training tomorrow's physicians
Medical students at the University of Idaho now have a place they can call home. Renovated and repurposed from an existing facility that is ideally positioned at the east gateway to campus and only steps away from the Gritman Medical Center, the Medical Education Building establishes a showcase headquarters for the WWAMI program at UI.
The converted facility provides modern, flexible amenities for up to 120 students in addition to administrative support space for the program. An expanded student lounge, interactive learning spaces, small exam rooms, and faculty offices support the curriculum and address a rapid expansion in enrollment. Additionally, the building is a short walk from a new anatomy training lab, also designed by Flad. Together these state-of-the-art facilities anchor this new health sciences precinct to foster the recruitment and training of physicians who will serve in rural communities where the need for increased access to quality healthcare services is a priority.
Led by the University of Washington School of Medicine, WWAMI is an enduring regional partnership of over 45 years that includes the states of Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho. This innovative program's primary goal is to provide access to publicly supported, community-based medical education across this five-state region for medical students in their first two years of medical school.
RecognitionIIDA Northern Pacific Inpublic Honorable Mention
Project TypeAcademicHealth Science