First Visiting Resident

We welcomed Dr. Tara Reid as our first visiting resident in 2018. She subsequently matched into our Infectious Diseases Fellowship program and will start her research phase in July.

The Visiting Resident Scholars Program (VRSP) is a funded program designed to give Internal Medicine Residents with a diverse background a chance to experience the training that the University of Washington Department of Medicine has to offer.


Visiting residents will spend four weeks on a Medicine consult service elective at the University of Washington Medical Center or Harborview Medical Center and care for a variety of patients in our tertiary care centers. Near the completion of the elective rotation, the applicant will be offered an opportunity to interview with the fellowship program. Accepted applicants will receive partial funding for their travel and lodging expenses.


The program is open to applicants who demonstrate academic excellence and belong to groups that are recognized as historically underrepresented in the health and science professions including: Black/African American, American Indian/Native American, Hispanic/LatinX and Alaska Native/Pacific Islander.

Applicants should be strongly motivated to pursue a career in a subspecialty of internal medicine.

Home applicant institutions must be willing to cover the VRSP applicant's salary stipend during the visiting rotation at the UW.

The program is limited to residents currently enrolled in a U.S residency program.


Application materials are accepted on a rolling basis.

Submit the following: