Selection and Approval Process

Family physician

Applications are reviewed by an advisory committee appointed by the Commissioner of Higher Education. Up to two application cycles may be offered each year depending upon program demand; recurring application deadline is July 1st each year. Selection is a comparative process; eligibility alone does not determine selection. Applications are prioritized based upon the community needs, the number of applicants, and the availability of funding.

Preference is applied to the following:

  • Montana WWAMI TRUST graduates;
  • Montana WICHE and WWAMI medical and osteopathic medical graduates;
  • Physicians practicing in remote rural locations take precedence over physicians practicing in rural locations more likely to draw physicians.
  • Primary care physicians.

All advisory committee nominations are submitted to the Montana Board of Regents for final approval.