Future Plans

The following descriptions will provide you with information about several of the options that you may be considering for July and beyond.


The appointment date for 2015-16 positions in our program is February 2, 2015.  During the second week in January, R1s and R2s in a three year track and 2015-16 Chief Residents/R4s will receive a Resident/Fellow Position Agreement signature page via MedHub..  Although you will not be asked to make a firm commitment prior to January 16th, we would appreciate knowing as soon as possible if you are considering not returning next year.  On February 2nd, we will expect you to make a firm commitment.

Chief Resident Positions (2016-17)

If you are interested in any of the Chief Resident positions available in 2016-17, you must sign a Release of Information Form and contact the appropriate office soon to discuss your plans. It is quite appropriate for you to meet with the contact persons from several sites if you are interested in more than one position. Decisions for the Chief Resident offers will be made on April 1, 2015.

Harborview Medical Center

Ambulatory – 1 position
Inpatient – 1 position

University of Washington Medical Center

Ambulatory – 1 position
Inpatient – 2 positions, split 6 months active & 6 months scholarship

Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System

Clinician Teacher Fellows – 2 positions
Inpatient – 2 positions, split 6 months active & 6 months scholarship
Quality & Patient Safety – 1 position

District Hospital in Naivasha, Kenya

Inpatient – 1 position

Fellowship Training

Information regarding UW fellowship programs is located on the Medicine Residency website under Professional Development.

If you intend to apply a fellowship summer 2015, you should begin thinking about the application process. We will be hosting a Fellowship Application Workshop on March 19, 2015. Individuals who will be applying this coming summer who would like to attend the workshop, must sign-up by January 15th at noon. Participation in this workshop is limited to individuals applying summer 2015 so we are able to provide optimal coverage for services. If you will be applying for fellowship in 2016, you are invited to attend next year's event.

The official departmental letter of recommendation for a fellowship will be written by your assigned Associate or Assistant Program Director and co-signed by Dr. Steinberg. Throughout the spring, they will be available to meet with you to review your plans and discuss your letters. They are also willing to help you identify appropriate faculty members in the subspecialty divisions with whom you can discuss support of your application.

The Medicine Residency Office will coordinate the letter writing process. You will need to provide your letter writer with a current copy of your CV and personal statement if you have one. At least two week notice is required to meet with you, review your file, and prepare your letter.

Fellowship Training in ABIM Research Pathway (“Fast-Tracking”)

The ABIM Research Pathway is intended for trainees who seek academic careers as investigators in basic science or clinical research. Training for the Research Pathway is longer in duration than standard clinical training (i.e., a total of five years for General Internal Medicine and six or seven years for subspecialties).

Since the Research Pathway only requires two years of full time clinical training in an accredited Internal Medicine residency program, the Board emphasizes that the curriculum is not optimal preparation for a career in clinical practice. If trainees in the Research Pathway decide to change their career path from investigator to clinician, they must meet all of the requirements for the standard thirty-six month clinical pathway.

If you are considering this option, you should register for the Fellowship Application Workshop. Official departmental letters of recommendation for fellowships will be managed as above.

Going into Practice

Please keep in mind, Dr. Steinberg is happy to meet with you and personally support your application by providing a Medicine Residency Program letter of recommendation. To ensure that your letter of recommendation is processed in a timely manner, at least two week notice is required to meet with you, review your file, and prepare your letter.