Since 1948 the Department of Medicine has been deeply dedicated to its missions of teaching, healing and discovery. These are our core commitments and we are nationally recognized for excellence in all three. 


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. Today, the UW Department of Medicine’s 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 subspecialites provide outstanding specialized care, as well as advancing the horizons of care innovations. Through such specialized facilities as the UW Medicine Regional Heart Center, 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.


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.