Training the future leaders of 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 four tracks:
- 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.
- Seattle categorical: Most residents in this program pursue academic careers in general internal medicine or medical subspecialties.
- 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.
- Medical genetics: The Medical Genetics Track in Internal Medicine is designed for residents who are considering a career in adult medical genetics.
Internal Medicine - Boise
Residents in the University of Washington Boise Internal Medicine Residency Program 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.)
The Division of Emergency Medicine offers a four-year residency training program for 12 residents per year, accredited by the ACGME. Two medical centers serve as “home”: Harborview Medical Center (a level 1 adult and pediatric trauma and burn center / county hospital) and the University of Washington Medical Center (large tertiary care center). The remainder of resident training time is divided between Valley Medical Center (a community hospital) and Seattle Children’s Hospital (a large pediatric hospital). The variety of facilities strengthens training, challenges residents to be adaptable, and prepares them to care for patients in any setting.
Clinical Medical Genetics is a specialty in which physicians evaluate and treat individuals of all ages with known or suspected genetic disorders, or who are at risk, because of family history, to develop such a condition. The Residency Program in Clinical Genetics at the University of Washington is a two-year program which includes both clinical training and research, with a strongly encouraged third year devoted to research. A prerequisite for admission is completion of one or more years of clinical training in an ACGME certified residency.
Occupational and Environmental Medicine Residency/Fellowship
Occupational and Environmental Medicine Residency/Fellowship is a two-year ACGME program that provides training of physicians specializing in the prevention and management of workplace illness and injuries; promotion of health and productivity of workers; and environmental health of individuals as well as communities.