Graduate Medical Education (GME)

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The University of Washington School of Medicine is committed to exemplary graduate medical education. Consistent with UW School of Medicine's Commitment to Graduate Medical Education, GME programs sponsored by the UW School of Medicine are designed to train skillful physicians with ingrained habits of life-long learning and well-formed ethical and professional modes of practice. The UW School of Medicine offers ​100 residency and clinical fellowship programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), two Board-approved fellowship programs, and many other non-accredited clinical fellowship programs. For more information about each of our accredited programs, see our list of the Residency and Clinical Fellowship Programs. Information on non-accredited clinical and research fellowships may be found on department websites.

Each year, approximately 1,200 residents and fellows conduct their ACGME-residency or fellowship training at UW’s primary training sites, including the University of Washington Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle Children's Hospital, and the VA Puget Sound Health Care System. Numerous other community hospitals and clinics in Seattle and the greater WWAMI region also serve as important training sites for our residents and fellows.

The GME Office is responsible for the administrative oversight and academic quality of UW’s ACGME-accredited residency and clinical fellowship programs. Working closely with our residency and fellowship program directors and administrators, departments, and hospital and school administration, we strive to enhance the quality of the learning environment for our trainees, ensure the safety of our patients, and support innovation in the delivery of education to our trainees and care to our patients. View a summary of our recent Town Hall meetings as well as communications to residents and fellows to hear more about how the GME Office is here to serve you, our trainees.

For more information on UW Medicine GME, please see our GME fact sheet 2014 ​below (PDF)​.



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