Our mission is to advance the academic healthcare opportunities at UM and to enhance the quality of healthcare provided to Montanans. UMHM connects the academic programs and clinical expertise across the University of Montana with the medical community of Western Montana and the greater region. We work to: 

  • coordinate a comprehensive approach to recruit students into the health professions and create of new degree programs to meet projected employment demands;
  • strengthen relationships with regional academic programs and clinicians committed to graduate medical education, including the WWAMI program and the University of Washington, and explore emerging initiatives in the region;
  • provide oversight for collaboration across UM of our instructional, research and clinical care expertise in healthcare;
  • facilitate a robust research initiative focused on improving health outcomes in Montana.