Women's Health Pathway

The University of Washington Women’s Health Pathway in Internal Medicine is designed for residents who have a special interest in women’s health.  The goal of the pathway is to develop physician leaders equipped to enter practice in urban or rural settings with a comprehensive skill set to provide care for women of all ages.  To accomplish this goal, we offer the following to pathway participants:

Clinical experiences

  • Continuity clinic at the Women’s Health Care Center at UWMC Roosevelt in R2 and R3 years
  • Immersion blocks during R2 and R3 years with several half-days at various subspecialty clinics focusing on women’s health
  • Women’s health clinical elective during either R2 or R3 year, with clinic time in gynecology, dysplasia, and breast clinics

Didactics

  • Lectures & small-group discussions during the immersion blocks of R2 & R3 years that address both clinical and social determinants of women’s health
  • Skills workshops, to include IUD and Nexplanon insertion and endometrial biopsy training
  • Journal club during immersion blocks to enhance knowledge of evidence-based medicine relevant to women’s health

Capstone scholarly project

  • Dedicated time during R3 immersion block to complete a scholarly project, which could be curriculum development, case report/abstract/original research, QI project.

Mentorship & professional development

  • Semi-annual mentor meetings with an assigned faculty member working in women’s health
  • Teaching portfolio development

Leadership and teaching

  • Opportunities for community leadership and volunteering, such as giving health presentations to refugee and immigrant women’s groups
  • Creating and giving lectures to R2 pathway participants during R3 immersion block
  • Leading journal club during R3 immersion block

Application

Interested residents can apply for the pathway during their R1 year. Please note that residents in the Primary Care COE track cannot participate in the Women’s Health Pathway due to continuity clinic constraints. To apply, complete the Women's Health Pathway Application form, which you can download from the Resources sidebar on this page.

Please address questions regarding the pathway to: Addie McClintock, MD, ahearst@uw.edu.