What’s Special About the UW Residency Program?

The UW Family Medicine Residency program attracts residents from with a rich variety of experiences and interests – and there is no better place than UW to explore these interests.  Many programs provide strong clinical training.  But here at UW, residents not only learn broad spectrum family medicine, but immerse themselves in all that a large academic center has to offer – reproductive health, sports medicine, research, medical student teaching, just to name a few.  Our residents rotate in a variety of teaching environments, see a large breadth of medical problems, and learn from the best faculty anywhere.

Below is a sampling of what makes UW Family Medicine special…

UW Residents

  • Representing 21 medical schools
  • Diversity of backgrounds and interests
  • UW Resident’s medical interests
    • Care for the underserved
    • Sports medicine
    • Rural Health (Yes, Even in this Big City!)
    • Physician Wellness
    • Women’s health
    • Global/International health
    • Cross-cultural care
    • Student teaching
    • Public health
    • Health policy
    • Scholarly activities
    • Evidence-based medicine

UW Faculty

  • UW Faculty Interests
    • Urban, suburban and rural underserved
    • Cultural diversity
    • Health policy
    • Research/clinical inquiry
    • Education, undergraduate and graduate
    • Women’s health and reproductive medicine
    • Sports medicine
    • Patient-centered medical home models
    • Palliative Care
    • Geriatrics
    • Global/International Health
    • Behavioral science and patient-centered communication

Areas of Concentration in Residency Education

  • Academic Focus Areas
    • Teaching and curricular development
    • Research / scholarly writing
    • Health policy / advocacy
  • Clinical Areas
    • Sports medicine
    • Vulnerable populations
    • Global health
    • Dermatology
    • Women’s health
    • Reproductive health
    • Men’s health
    • Geriatrics
    • Palliative care
    • Integrative medicine
    • Others as arranged

Resident Academic Activities

  • Teaching activities
    • Medical Students
      • Practice-based learning sessions
      • FMIG Teaching
      • Observed, structured clinical exam (OSCE) supervision
      • In-patient ward services
      • Mentoring
      • Family medicine out-patient clinic
    • Other residents
      • Teaching sessions – noon reports and didactics
      • Ward teams
    • Community
      • Sports medicine talks
      • School health talks
      • Community health education talks
  • Research/Writing
    • Health outcomes research
    • Clinical Innovation
    • Research meetings
    • Scholarly activities
      • Family Practice Inquiry Network (FPIN) articles
      • Other educational journal articles
      • First Aid for the Boards
  • Health Policy Involvement
    • American and Washington Academy of Family Physicians activities
    • Washington state and national legislative activities
    • Academic or Educational presentations
      • Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
      • Washington Academy of Family Physicians
      • University of Washington’s Annual Family Medicine Update Course