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The Department of Medicine began with an original group of six stellar faculty members teaching and practicing at a single site. It is now the largest department at the University of Washington. 

By the numbers:

  • 3500+ faculty and staff
  • 35 fellowships
  • 56 endowed chairs and professorships
  • 12 Teachers in Perpetuity
  • $304 million in research funding
  • 260,000 inpatient and 338,000 outpatient visits at our hospitals and over 100 clinics
Staff & training

Our People

We are the largest department at the University of Washington and growing

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UW Medical Center

Our Divisions

11 subspecialty divisions, from Allergy & Infectious Diseases to Rheumatology

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We are committed to promoting an inclusive environment.

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Our mission

We are deeply dedicated to our missions of teaching, healing, discovery, and diversity. 


Future physicians and scientists have opportunities to train in a broad range of settings with a diverse patient population and some of the best minds in academic medicine as role models.

Our faculty members teach the latest in evidence-based practice as well as the oldest of human values—compassion and respect for patients and their families.

Our residencies and fellowships are considered among the best programs in the country.


Our clinical programs are diverse, offering considerable breadth and depth of expertise in care. Our programs strive to achieve integration with research and training, thus accelerating the transfer and dissemination of new knowledge. 

Faculty members in our subspecialties provide outstanding specialized care, as well as advancing the horizons of care innovations. Through such specialized facilities as the Heart Institute, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, the Northwest Kidney Centers, and others, our physicians make their expertise accessible to patients from around the region, the nation, and the world.


From making kidney dialysis possible to winning the Nobel Prize for bone-marrow transplantation, we have a long tradition of leading-edge research that has yielded some of the most important innovations in the history of modern medicine.


We are committed to increasing the recruitment, retention, and advancement of faculty, fellows, and residents from groups underrepresented in medicine and promoting an inclusive environment across the department. 

Our clinical network

Our clinical network extends throughout King County and the Pacific Northwest, including primary care and specialty clinics as well as world-class hospitals and affiliates.


Where we fit in the organization

Department of medicine org chart

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Staff jobs

We have over 1000 staff members. Are you interested in joining our staff? Search for jobs on the UW employment page.

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Faculty jobs

We have over 100 active faculty recruitments at all times and each year we appoint over 300 faculty members.

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We have six residency programs and are committed to training future leaders of medicine. 

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We offer a variety of fellowship training opportunities in our 11 subspecialty divisions. 

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