University of Washington School of Medicine

Committed to excellence in training the next generation of physicians, researchers, and health professionals.

    Education & research programs

    The University of Washington School of Medicine is dedicated to improving the general health and well-being of the public. In pursuit of its goals, the School is committed to excellence in biomedical education, research and healthcare.

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    PhD & research programs

    UW Medicine ranks among the top academic research institutions to receive National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding. The UW Medicine research powerhouse is driven by outstanding collaboration and interdisciplinary programs. Our internationally acclaimed graduate and postdoctoral training programs prepare students to advance science as members of an inclusive research community.

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    MD program

    The UW School of Medicine’s MD program serves a culturally rich, racially, and socio-economically diverse five-state region known as WWAMI (an acronym for the states served). We promote diversity and inclusion in all aspects of our medical education program, with a focus on educating and training students who are passionate about medicine and making a difference in their communities.

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    MD/PhD program

    Our Medical Scientist Training Program offers outstanding medical education, augmented with pathways for students wishing to integrate clinical care with social action, and research opportunities in one of the most innovative biomedical research centers in the world. Students from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in medicine, students with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. 

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    Residency & fellowship programs

    Graduate Medical Education (GME) programs in the UW School of Medicine provide clinical specialty and subspecialty training in 120+ residency and fellowship programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and 80+ non-ACGME programs. 

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    Rehabilitation medicine degrees

    Our highly-regarded education and training programs include a residency program in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, medical student clerkships, and fellowship training in several areas. Research is also a major focus. 

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    Health profession degrees

    Interested in allied health careers? The UW School of Medicine offers outstanding training in several additional health program degrees, including:

    Teaching sites & facilities

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    $20 million Paul G. Ramsey Endowed Deanship established

    The Endowed Deanship will be used to advance research discoveries, train medical leaders and further excellence and equity in healthcare.


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    Each year, the UW School of Medicine through the GME office sponsors over 1,500 residents and fellows


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