PGY1 ApplicationsThe University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals Internal Medicine Program accepts PGY1 applications only through ERAS – the Electronic Residency Application Service, administered by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).
New PGY1 applications must be received by the ERAS Post Office no later than November 1.
The following items are required as part of your ERAS application:
Criteria for International Medical Graduates
The University of Washington Internal Medicine Residency Program will accept applications from International Medical Graduates only if they meet all three (3) of the following criteria:
Thank you again for your interest in our program. We look forward to receiving and reviewing your application.
The UW Internal Medicine Residency Program accepts foreign national physicians who meet UW Elibigility and Selection requirements into its accredited residency program. Foreign nationals requiring visa sponsorship must obtain a J-1 visa sponsored by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). The UW does not generally provide H-1B sponsorship for residents or fellows in its clinical training programs unless the resident/fellow is otherwise ineligible for a J-1 visa. Requests for H- 1B visa sponsorship are reviewed on a case-by-case basis and are subject to approval by the UW GME Office and the UW Provost's Office.
Foreign nationals who attended a US medical school on an F-1 visa may apply for a year of Optional Practical Training (OPT) through their medical school. Processing typically takes 3 months. The OPT year provides students sponsored on an F-1 visa with an opportunity for hands-on work experiences complementary to their academic field of study for up to 12-months. During this period the trainee will still be considered an F-1 student and will be issued an Employee Authorization Document (EAD) card. Prior to the end of 12-month OPT period, the trainee will need to apply for another type of visa in order to continue in the training program. The GME Office should be contacted in advance to discuss visa options.
Please refer to UW Medicine Graduate Medical Education Policies and Procedures for more detail.
Invitations to visit our program and to have interviews with our faculty will be given only to applicants who, in our opinion, have a reasonable chance of matching into one or more of the tracks in our program.
An invitation can be extended only after we have reviewed material supporting your application. Your Dean's letter is required to complete your application, but we may be able to invite you for an interview before receiving your Dean's letter; therefore, you should arrange for the other supporting materials to be sent as soon as possible. After reviewing these materials, we will let you know via e-mail if you are being invited to visit our program and interview.
Since there is a limit to the number of applicants we can accommodate on any given day, as soon as possible after receiving your invitation, you should schedule your visit with our office.
Interviews are assigned on the basis of track and special interests. Interviews are intended to help us determine your suitability for the track(s) to which you have applied; to learn more about your special interests, accomplishments, and future goals; and to answer any additional questions you might have concerning our program. We will not attempt to assess your medical knowledge during the interview.
If, for reasons of personal hardship, you are unable to visit Seattle, special arrangements (such as a telephone interview with the program director or an associate program director) may be made. Rest assured that these accomodations will not compromise your chances of selection.
PGY2 and Above ApplicationsTo apply at the PGY2 level or above submit this application form to the following address.
Internal Medicine Residency Program
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-6421
phone: (206) 543-3605
fax: (206) 685-8652