Application Information

Minimum Requirements | Special Instructions | Personal Statement | Transcripts | Questions?

The University of Washington Family Medicine Residency Program is approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Applicants for first-year positions to begin in June 2015 will apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Applicants are only selected through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

U.S. and Canadian applicants should contact their medical school Dean's office for information about ERAS. Foreign medical graduates must contact the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, which will function as their Dean's Office. If you are a foreign medical graduate or foreign national graduating from a United States medical school, please view our VISA information page.

ERAS (U.S. and Canadian)
Association of American Medical Colleges
2450 "N" Street NW
Washington, DC

(Foreign Medical Graduates)
PO Box 13467
Philadelphia, PA 19101-3467 USA
(215) 386-5900

The selection committee considers qualified applicants who complete the application process as outlined. Failure to meet the specified dates will eliminate the candidate from consideration. Personal interviews are required and application deadlines strictly adhered to.

Minimum Screening Requirements

Applications will be considered for interviews only after a minimum of the ERAS application, medical school transcript, USMLE/COMLEX transcripts, personal statement and at least one letter of recommendation have been received (three total are needed for a full application). We require that all applicants have passed Step 1, both Step 2 CS and Step 2 CK exams on the first attempt. Your application may be delayed if your USMLE Step 2 CK scores are not uploaded to ERAS. *DO applicants please see the "Special Instructions" section for additional information. Applicants with the required components of the application completed prior to the interview are most successful. Foreign Medical Graduates and foreign nationals should refer to the summary of requirements found on our Visa Information Link on the navigation bar to the left. We expect applicants to have graduated from medical school or be clinically active (directly responsible for patient care) within the three years prior to application. Observerships are not considered unless the applicant was directly involved/responsible for patient's care.

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Special Instructions

Please complete all demographic information requested. At least two of your three letters of reference should be from different major clinical disciplines, preferably one in family medicine. Letters of reference should address the following areas: commitment to patient care, quality of clinical skills, interpersonal skills, enthusiasm for self-learning and ability to function as a team member in the delivery of health care. *DO Applicants: To be considered, we require you have taken USMLE Step 1 and passed on the first attempt. A=It is highly recommended DO applicants take the USMLE Step 2 CS and CK exams prior to ranking our program. As an ACGME accredited residency, all of our graduating residents will need to take and pass the USMLE exams to graduate.

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Personal Statement

The personal statement is the primary component we use to select applicants who are invited for an interview. Please write a careful and thoughtful document. Your personal statement can be written in any way that tells us the most about you, your life, your future goals, and what special attributes you would bring to our residency.

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Submit a certified copy of your medical school transcript as soon as possible to ERAS. Your transcript is an important document for us to consider in scheduling interviews prior to the arrival of the Dean's letter in October. USMLE transcripts are required from all applicants.

Out-of-Match and PGY2/PGY3 Positions
Currently there are no out-of-match or PGY 2 positions available in our program. Please check this site for future updates.

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Please review our extensive FAQ. Otherwise, please direct your remaining inquiries to:

UWFM Residency Administration
331 NE Thornton Place
Seattle, WA 98125
(206) 520-2400, FAX (206) 520-2450