Graduate Medical Education (GME)

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The University of Washington School of Medicine (UW SOM) is committed to exemplary graduate medical education. UW SOM offers 112 residency and clinical fellowship programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), four Council on Dental Accreditation (CODA) accredited dental residencies, and over 100 non-ACGME accredited clinical fellowship programs. For more information about our accredited programs, see our list of the Residency and Clinical Fellowship Programs​. Information on non-ACGME accredited clinical and research fellowships may be found on the sponsoring department websites.

Each year, approximately 1,350 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. Over 300 additional community hospitals and clinics in Seattle and the greater WWAMI region also serve as important training sites.

The GME Office is responsible for the administrative oversight and academic quality of all of UW SOM’s residency and clinical fellowship programs. We work closely with our residency and fellowship program directors and administrators, departments, and hospital and school administration to enhance the quality of the learning environment for our trainees, ensure the safety of our patients, and support innovation in educational methods and clinical care.​

For more information on UW Medicine GME, please see our GME Fact Sheet (PDF)​.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

The GME Office at the UW SOM is committed to recruiting underrepresented minorities and physicians with diverse backgrounds to our residency and fellowship programs. Diversity of ideas and experiences is integral to our educational and clinical missions. In this context, we are mindful of all aspects of human differences such as socio-economic status, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identify or expression, spiritual practice, geography, disability and age.

As a core value, diversity is demonstrated by a community of multiple voices and perspectives. We can achieve inclusion by nurturing the climate and culture of our training programs through professional development, education, modeling, policy, and practice. All individuals in our GME community are responsible for creating a welcoming and respectful environment where each person is valued.

We are committed to increasing the presence of underrepresented minorities within our community, and sustaining the diversity of our housestaff and faculty, ensuring the success of all trainees during their education.

Front Row: Simona Lazar, Audrey Lee, Mindy Stern, Tammy Ramirez, Cindy Hamra, Hadar Duman, Dr. Jennifer Best, Amy Resling
Middle Row (seated): Liz Fawthrop, Christa Nemeth
Back Row: Ken Cartwright, Kristi Schellie, Gabrielle Pett, Caroline Morgan, Joe Wilson, Jon Anscher, Dr. Byron Joyner, Lani Wall, Laurentia Hartomo, Paul Shin
Not Pictured: Brian Culver, Susan Johnston, Amy Law, Caleb Pong, Alyson Reighley, Pamela Woodroffe

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