Training the future leaders of medicine.

Resident Research

Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, little was known about COVID-19 risk in African countries. In the latest spotlight, Dr. Seth Judson and colleagues studied Cameroon – which has all African ecoregions and is predicted to be a hotspot for zoonotic disease emergence – to identify methods for estimating regional risk variation. Highest vulnerability areas may benefit from targeted responses, and this research could be used to focus additional COVID-19 research and guide vaccine distribution.

Internal Medicine

The Internal Medicine Residency Program is dedicated to training the future leaders of medicine regardless of whether they plan to work in academic medicine, community practice, biomedical research, or healthcare policy and administration. 

Residents from all of our tracks are able to fully participate in any of our inpatient or ambulatory electives, the WWAMI rural health program, research electives, international electives, and our global health pathway.

Our residents are highly sought after for positions in subspecialty fellowships, academic medicine, and community practice.

There are three tracks:

  1. Primary care: Graduates of this program are well-prepared and competitive for chief residencies, postgraduate fellowships, careers in academic general internal medicine and community practice.
  2. Seattle categorical: Most residents in this program pursue academic careers in general internal medicine or medical subspecialties.
  3. Preliminary internal medicine: This track provides a year of broad clinical experience for individuals who wish exposure to internal medicine before entering a residency training program in another discipline.


Internal Medicine Residency Staff Directory 

Internal Medicine - Boise

The Boise Internal Medicine Residency Program became the second residency program under the UW umbrella in 2011. Our mission is to train superb physicians for Idaho and its neighboring states with a focus on practice in general ineternal medicne. Residents train at all three of the major hospitals in Boise, Idaho – the Boise Veterans Affairs Medical Center (BVAMC), Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center (SARMC), and St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center (SLRMC). The unique patient populations at each of these hospitals help to provide a well-rounded resident education.  


The Division of Dermatology Residency Program offers challenging opportunities for career development in academic dermatology. A flexible program provides excellent clinical training in dermatology and allows individuals to develop special interests and expertise in a variety of basic and clinical research disciplines related to dermatology.

The standard training track is three years of clinically oriented training with the trainee rotating through all the hospitals in the University of Washington system, as well as the Puget Sound Veterans Hospital and Seattle Children's Hospital. The curriculum includes clinical training by full-time faculty and over two dozen clinical faculty, outpatient clinics, hospital ward rounds, and teaching conferences. The program allows graduated responsibility for patient care, satisfies the requirements of the American Board of Dermatology, and is currently accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME.)

Medical Genetics

The Medical Genetics Residency program is designed to provide physicians with an integrated clinical and research training experience in order to prepare them to become future leaders in Medical Genetics. Our trainees learn to care for adult and pediatric patients with a wide variety genetic diseases and gain research skills in a defined area of medical genetics.

We also offer a Combined Pediatrics-Medical Genetics Residency Program (with the Department of Pediatrics). 

Occupational and Environmental Medicine Residency

Occupational and Environmental Medicine Residency program trains physicians specializing in the prevention and management of workplace illness and injuries; promotion of health and productivity of workers; and optimization of the relationship between health, work and the environment.

Trainees in the program earn a Master’s of Public Health degree and engage in a variety of internal and external rotations, including OEM clinics at Harborview, Kaiser, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Hanford Nuclear Reservation.

The two-year program qualifies trainees to become certified in occupational medicine by the American Board of Preventive Medicine.