Residency Tracks

UWNC-Northgate Clinic     |      Harborview Medical Center


The University of Washington Family Medicine Program matches residents in two distinct FMC continuity clinic tracks, with different match numbers. The FMC tracks differ in the location of continuity clinic, the fundamental focus of the patient population and clinic practice style in which a resident trains. At the UWNC-Northgate clinic, the patient population represents a traditional spectrum of ages, incomes, and ethnic backgrounds, in a setting that trains for modern family practice clinics. The Harborview track is specifically for training in care of the underserved in urban, highly ethnically diverse populations, for residents anticipating working in community health centers. The overall educational curriculum is the same for residents in both FMC tracks, except for the site of continuity clinic practice and the location of some individual rotations; for Harborview residents, more rotations are done at Harborview, while for Northgate residents, the UW Medical Center and VA are utilized more often particularly by internal medicine. Didactics and all major, structured, curricular elements are otherwise the same. The differences between the two curricula are illustrated on the "Curriculum" page. Our interview days allow applicants to go through a common application and interview process for both tracks. We will offer information for both FMC tracks, so applicants do not need to decide prior to interviews which track is more suited to your individual interests. The tracks have separate match numbers and applicants can list either or both tracks on their match list in the order desired. We develop separate match lists for each track. We encourage you to contact us for more information if you are making decisions.