University of Washington Network of Underrepresented Residents and Fellows (UW-NURF)


2011 Fall Welcome Reception with guest speaker Dr. David Acosta (Associate Dean - Office of Multicultural Affairs), Kyle Comrie - UW-NURF Vice-President (left) and Margaret Onwuka - UW-NURF President (right)

Who We Are

UW-NURF is a resident and fellow run organization founded in the Fall of 2010. The organization is a diverse body of residents, fellows and faculty representing all specialties. UW-NURF is sponsored by the Office of Graduate Me​dical Education and the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Anyone who supports the mission is welcome to join and participate in UW-NURF. For more information and to find out how you can join our listserv, please contact us at We look forward to your involvement in our organization!

UW-NURF Brochure
UW-NURF Bylaws

Mission Statement

To promote cultural diversity in medicine through community involvement, mentorship, professional networking, and recruitment of Underrepresented Minorities (URM*) in Medicine.

*In June 2003, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Executive Council adopted the following definition: "'Underrepresented in medicine' means those racial and ethnic populations that are underrepresented in the medical profession relative to their numbers in the general population."

UW-NURF in Action

Recruitment at Student Notional Medical Association Conference in Indianapolis, 2011

Committee on Minority Faculty Affairs Networking Mixer - Lucid Lounge

Past Event Highlights

Fall Welcome Reception
African American Kidney Health Festival
Committee on Minority Faculty Affairs Networking Mixer
Recruitment at GME New Residents and Fellows Orientation
Recruitment at Student National Medical Association Conference, Spring 2011

Upcoming Events

Stay tuned for information regarding our next General Body Meeting!

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