About Us

Our Vision

UW Medical Center

We strive to be recognized as world-class leaders in research, education and clinical care.

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Overview

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
  • 32 fellowships
  • 47 Endowed chairs and Professorships
  • 12 Teachers in Perpetuity
  • $265 million in research funding
  • 338,879 inpatient and 664,925 outpatient visits at our hospitals and clinics
Staff & training

Our People

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

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Our Divisions

13 subspecialty divisions, from Allergy & Infectious Diseases to Rheumatology

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Faculty

Diversity

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. 

Teaching

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.

Healing

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 Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, the Northwest Kidney Centers, and others, our physicians make their expertise accessible to patients from around the region, the nation, and the world.

Discovery

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.

Diversity

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. 

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We are currently recruiting a new Associate Chair for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) to provide leadership and guidance for the Department of Medicine with initiatives to further the Department’s efforts to directly confront bias and racism at the individual, program, departmental, and systemic levels through innovative programs and policies in support of all divisions and programs, as well as in our partnerships with local, regional and global partners and communities that we serve.

 

Staff jobs

We have over 1200 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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Residents

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

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Fellows

We offer a variety of fellowship training opportunities in our 13 subspecialty divisions. 

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