Education

The University of Washington Division of Emergency Medicine is committed to providing an exceptional educational experience for all trainees who rotate through our clinical departments, including residents, medical, nursing and paramedic students.  It is our goal and responsibility to help you develop to your full potential, providing you with the tools to deliver outstanding patient centered care to all of your future patients and to achieve your own professional aspirations.

We are able to accomplish this goal through the provision of a clinical environment that promotes collegiality, scholarship, and innovation.  Our faculty is invested in teaching and mentorship and has a diverse background of expertise.  Our philosophy is that every provider participates in delivering outstanding patient care.  This philosophy contributes to an environment of mutual consideration and respect among everyone working in and supporting our Emergency Departments.  Together, everyone is supporting you in your educational endeavors.

Our educational programs take advantage of the vast resources provided by the Harborview Medical Center (HMC), the University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC), and the Seattle Children’s Hospital (SCH), as well as the University of Washington School of Medicine (UWSoM).  Trainees are exposed to a rich and broad based patient population.   As an academic discipline, we work closely with the world class UW Medicine Institute for Simulation and Interprofessional Studies (ISIS), the UWSoM Department of Medical Education and Biomedical Informatics, the world renowned Seattle Medic One and King County Medic One Emergency Medical Services Systems, and Airlift Northwest (ALNW), a preeminent provider of air medical services in the Pacific Northwest.

Follow the sidebar links to learn more about our programs in Emergency Medicine.