Graduate Medical Education
More than 112 residency and fellowship programs in the WWAMI region.
Exceptional Clinical Training
UW Medicine, through the UW School of Medicine (UWSOM), is the largest sponsor of Graduate Medical Education (GME) programs in the five-state region of Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho (WWAMI).
Robust Academic Community
Each year, over 1,350 residents and fellows, conduct their ACGME residency or fellowship training at UW’s four primary training sites.
Diverse Learning Settings
UW's primary training sites include an academic medical center, Level 1 trauma center, children's hospital, and VA hospital with training at more than 300 community sites.
Explore our residency and fellowship programs.
The UW Graduate Medical Education Office is responsible for the administrative oversight and academic quality of all of UWSOM'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. To achieve these goals, the GME Office strategic focuses address:
- Improving the resident and fellow experience
- Identifying and implementing communication & engagement strategies
- Achieving service excellence
- Improving operational efficiency
Our UW GME programs are designed to train skillful physicians and ingrain habits of life-long learning and well-formed ethical and professional modes of practice. Our mission is to guide, motivate and enlighten the next generation of exceptional physicians.
The University of Washington sponsors 112 ACGME-accredited residency and clinical fellowship programs and four CODA-accredited dental programs.
For information on non-accredited training programs offered at the University of Washington, please contact the department directly.
The GME Office at the UWSOM 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.
Learn more about the Network of Underrepresented Residents and Fellows.
The GME Office is dedicated to providing residents and fellows with the best educational experience and a positive work environment. We enjoy a close working relationship with residents and fellows, and are committed to helping them navigate UW Medicine and the affiliated training sites during their training.
Applicants to UW GME programs must meet eligibility requirements of the ACGME, CODA and applicable ABMS specialty board. Residents/fellows are selected among eligible applicants on the basis of training program-related criteria such as their preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, communication skills and personal qualities such as motivation and integrity, as well as professionalism.