Residency Program

The strength of our program lies in the exceptional core training provided by a broad range of cases and the expertise of our faculty at UWMC and our affiliated hospitals. Whether academic medicine or community practice, our graduates are ready to join more than 500 alumni in a rewarding, life-long career in the multi-faceted specialty of pathology. We offer residents a flexible learning experience in all areas of anatomic and clinical pathology and are recognized as one of the most outstanding programs in the country through our activities in diagnosis, teaching and research. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has accredited our program for 35 years.

We accomplish this broad-based training with 150 faculty members at the University of Washington Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle Children's Hospital, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Services, Puget Sound Blood Center, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Swedish Medical Center and other medical facilities across the Pacific Northwest. Designated an 2010-11 Honor Roll hospital by U.S. News, the University of Washington Medical Center offers primary and specialty care to people in Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. The School of Medicine is a recognized leader in the biomedical sciences and the teaching of medicine, excelling in both training and scientific research.

Celebrating 50 years of excellence, the program offers training opportunities and fellowships in a broad range of subspecialty areas. The Departments of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine have one of the highest levels of federal research funding of any pathology department in the United States, with research programs conducted in more than 50 laboratories. Our residency program offers exceptional opportunities for research training in basic science, disease pathogenesis, and translational research applied to clinical practice.

We strive to provide applicants with complete information about our program, our residents and faculty, our institution, and our city within this website. We hope this information is helpful in deciding to apply to our program:

  • Application procedures and checklist.
  • Detailed descriptive information about the design of our program including training requirements and schedules, electives, research opportunities, and fellowships.
  • An introduction to our current residents and fellows, faculty and alumni.
  • Information on salaries and benefits and affiliated training hospitals.
  • Opportunities for medical students and residents to visit our program.
  • A mini-tour of Seattle - The Emerald City - and the wonderful opportunities it offers you and your family.

Please visit our website often for the latest information about our program.