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More than 114 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.

GME FACT SHEET