Applicant Information

The University of Washington Family Medicine Global Health Fellowship is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 academic year.  Currently, The University of Washington only considers applicants who have trained in family medicine residencies. At this time, we do not accept applications from pediatric or internal medicine candidates.  Three letters of recommendation are required.

The selection committee considers qualified applicants who complete the application process as outlined. Failure to meet the specified dates may eliminate the candidate from consideration. Personal interviews are required and application deadlines strictly adhered to.

Please mail application and letters of recommendation to:

University of Washington Family Medicine Global Health Fellowship
Attn: Christopher Sanford, MD, MPH, DTM&H
UW Family Medicine Residency, Box 358732
331 NE Thornton Place
Seattle, WA 98125

Minimum Screening Requirements

Applications will be considered for interviews only after the initial cover letter, personal statement and three letters of recommendation have been received.  Applicants are expected to have completed an accredited Family Medicine residency program in the U.S. and be board eligible or board certified in Family Medicine by their fellowship start date.  Selected fellows must obtain medical licensure in the State of Washington.  The Fellowship typically extends from August 1st to July 31st.  

Special Instructions

The following list of items is expected to be included as part of your application:

  • Cover letter

  • 3 letters of recommendation (1 from your residency's program director)

  • Curriculum vitae

  • Personal statement

  • Copy of USMLE/COMLEX transcript

  • Copy of medical school diploma & transcript

  • Certificate or other validation of all previous training

  • Copy of current state medical licensure

Optional supportive items that may be considered, but are NOT considered mandatory, include:

  • Medical School Dean's Letter

  • Additional letters of recommendation

  • Resident Rotation schedule

Personal Statement

The personal statement is the primary component that will be used to select applicants who are invited for an interview. Please write a careful and thoughtful document. Your personal statement can be written in any way that tells us the most about you and your future goals.

Deadline & Interviews

The application deadline for consideration is :

January 15, 2015

Interviews are typically conducted on Wednesdays from February 18-25, 2015.

If you are offered an interview, you will be contacted via email. A formal interview offer will be made, and we will do our best to accommodate to your availability.
The typical interview day will begin at 9:45 and conclude by 3 pm. Individual cases may vary, depending on faculty availability. Expect to be interviewed by Dr. Sanford, the current fellow, the program coordinator, and/or other fellowship faculty.

Unfortunately, the fellowship will not be able to offer housing or hotel accommodations prior to the interview date.

*Dates are always subject to change.

 

Questions?

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact:

Christopher Sanford, MD, MPH, DTM&H
Program Director, Global Health Fellowship
UW Family Medicine Residency, Box 358732
331 NE Thornton Place
Seattle, WA 98125
Email: ghfellow@uw.edu