Residency Program

The University of Washington, Emergency Medicine Residency program will provide our trainees with an exceptional educational experience, providing great breadth and depth in both clinical and didactic training.  We would like to highlight some of the strengths of our four year program.

The University of Washington, Emergency Medicine Residency program will provide the opportunity for residents to:

  •  train in an exceptionally supportive environment with an eye toward close and continued mentorship throughout the four years to ensure the resident’s academic, clinical and work-life-balance successes.
     
  • work with faculty who are committed to the resident’s clinical and academic success and are focused on helping each resident reach their full potential.
     
  • train at four very different clinical sites, and graduate prepared to practice in any clinical environment. 
     
  • benefit from a clinical curriculum with a strong emphasis on, and great depth in, critical care and pediatric training (greater than 6 months equivalent of both critical care and pediatric training). 
     
  • work closely and continuously with the world renowned Seattle/King County Medic One EMS system.
     
  • work with Airlift Northwest, which covers one of the largest and most geographically varied service areas in the world — from isolated islands in Alaska to coastal villages in Western Washington and the high-desert communities in Eastern Washington
     
  • teach within a top ten medical school where emergency medicine is required, as well as being one of the most popular rotations for fourth year medical students.
     
  • work with a diverse faculty representing regions from across the country, 10 of whom are fellowship trained (Medical Education, Toxicology, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Research, Ultrasound, Global Health and Epidemiology, Critical Care Medicine). 
     
  • work within the top ranked University of Washington system, providing a wide range of  opportunities for collaboration and mentorship in areas such as Global Health, Public Health, Medical Education, and clinical, laboratory and health outcomes research, to name just a few. 
     
  • have access to, and receive training in, two state-of-the-art simulation centers at Harborview and the University of Washington Medical Centers.
     
  • be a part of a GME community with a proven track record of excellence; ensuring that all clinical rotations as well as global educational experiences will be outstanding. 
     
  • make history in further shaping the University of Washington Emergency Medicine Residency program, and in so doing, further develop leadership skills. 
     

Again, we are very excited to have received RRC accreditation and welcome our 4th class!  If you have any questions about our residency program please contact our office or call 206.744.8334. 

Sincerely,

Susan A. Stern, M.D.
Professor and Head
Division of Emergency Medicine
Department of Medicine
University of Washington

Fiona Gallahue, M.D.
Associate Professor and Program Director
Division of Emergency Medicine
Department of Medicine
University of Washington