The University of Washington Family Medicine Residency program offers post graduate fellowships in Global Health, Clinical Informatics and Sports Medicine. We also have a fourth year Chief Residency position at the fellowship level.
The Global Health fellowship at the University of Washington is a non-ACGME fellowship designed to train future leaders, including academic faculty, in Global Health. The fellowship is a one-year post-residency training opportunity focusing on further developing skills and expertise in working with underserved populations in the United States and within resource-poor settings globally. The Global Health Fellowship consists of longitudinal clinical experiences in primary care as well as specialty rotations and opportunities to work abroad for up to two months.
The Chief Residency is a one-year fellowship appointed as an acting instructor level and focuses on residency education, leadership, and scholarship training. As the primary contact for resident feedback, the chief resident is critical in organizing and guiding the residency in response to innovation and change. The chief is able to precept other residents in clinic at the faculty level and can also get on ongoing robust clinical experience in our Northgate Clinic. Some Chiefs have elected to join the UW Clinical Scholars program or, if room is available, the WWAMI Network Faculty Development Fellowship during their year. Graduates feel fully capable of taking on a leadership or faculty role in an academic or community residency program.
The Clinical Informatics fellowship started in 2016 and when we welcomed our first fellows. It is a two-year ACGME-accredited program which is designed to provide education around the clinical use of data base systems and applications related to care delivery. Upon completion of the program, fellows will receive a Master of Science degree. Core informatics rotations will be through the UW Information Technology Services group. Fellows will be able to work with Cerner (inpatient), Epic (ambulatory), Enterprise Computing (clinical analytics, data visualization, system wide quality improvement), and Priority Projects. The fellows will rotate in settings spanning from community sites to county hospitals to tertiary care sites, including the University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle Children’s Hospital and Harborview Medical Center
The Sports Medicine fellowship is an ACGME-accredited program which provides comprehensive training and experience in sports medicine. It is sponsored jointly by the Department of Family Medicine and Hall Health Primary Care Center, the University of Washington student health service. Strengths of the program include four core primary care faculty members with a certificate of added qualification in sports medicine, a world class academic medical center, a top-ranked Family Medicine Department and top-tier NCAA Division I sports program.
In collaboration with other clinical departments at the University of Washington, graduates of our program are also qualified to enter and can apply to the geriatrics, palliative care, occupational and environmental medicine and adolescent fellowships administered through the Internal Medicine or Pediatrics Departments.