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.
University of Washington School of Medicine
PhD & research programs
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.
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.
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.
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.
Health profession degrees
Interested in allied health careers? The UW School of Medicine offers outstanding training in several additional health program degrees, including:
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To be a chief resident or fellow is a prestigious honor —involving an additional year of training beyond board eligibility.
UWSOM to end participation in U.S. News rankings
Starting in 2024, UW School of Medicine will cease contributing data to U.S. News & World Report's medical school rankings.
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