Established in 1946, the UW School of Medicine has grown quickly into a highly productive, highly collaborative research community with excellent scientific resources and facilities
UW Medicine is ranked sixth in the nation among academic biomedical research institutions, by U.S. News & World Report
. Within the UW Medicine organization, the School of Medicine receives more than $500 million per year in research funding — fully half of all grant funding received by the University of Washington.
We include in our community four Nobel laureates and many members of the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Our research achievements have had tremendous impact on the daily lives of Americans, through discoveries and innovations that help patients, and new knowledge that advances our understanding of biology at its deepest levels.
Research is housed within 30 academic departments and numerous centers and institutes
. Our graduate education programs
in the biomedical sciences are a critical part of our commitment to research and discovery, and to the training of the next generation of scientists and innovators.