Family Medicine Sub-Internship Info for Visiting Students

The Department of Family Medicine Medical Student Education Section and the Family Medicine Residency Network have developed a sub-internship (FAMED 688) for 4th year medical students at the University of Washington School of Medicine and for students visiting from LCME and AOA accredited M.D. / D.O. schools.

As a visiting student, the University of Washington Family Medicine Residency Network can seem a bit more complex. A major benefit to the Residency Network is that there are over 30 programs across 5 states, serving many different interests and offering experiences in a wide variety of settings. Scheduling is done on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please be aware that when funding is available we offer funded sub-internships for students who are from underrepresented groups in medicine. For information please send an email to


  • Students will be able to participate on family medicine team with an advanced degree of independence and responsibility in preparation for their R-1 year.
  • Rotations are a mix of inpatient and/or outpatient. Students should read the individual webpages for each site for a description of what kind of experience to expect. If the information is not provided please contact the site directly.
  • Students will be able to perform an initial assessment of patients under consideration for admission to the family medicine service.
  • Students will be able to implement diagnostic and therapeutic plans taking into account evidence-based information and patient preferences.

FAMED 688: Family Medicine Sub-Internship
Visiting Student Registration Protocol

Application Steps for Visiting Students

  1. Visit the residency Sub-I & APC Location page, considering both the calendar and programs’ specific offerings to find the right fit for you.
    1. Keep in mind that visiting students can only take Sub-Is. APC rotations listed on this page are for UW students only.
  2. Contact the program to see if there are openings during the four week block you are available to schedule the sub-I. If your first choice program seems to be full, consider one of the other top notch network programs.
  3. Once an arrangement has been made with a residency site, forward the email confirmation to the Family Medicine sub-I manager: Ivan Henson:
    1. Visiting student applications will only be processed once the residency confirmation has been received. 
  4. Visit the UW Medical School’s Visiting Students page to review application requirements. Applications for  FAMED 688 Sub-Internships can be submitted through VSLO. You will need to apply at least two months in advance of your rotation. Be sure to contact the visiting student office,, with any questions or concerns.
  5. Double check the program’s description to note whether or not the program requires additional information. If you aren’t sure, contact the program to find out and be sure to send anything else required to that program directly. You will not be accepted or registered for the course without it.
  6. Once your completed application is approved and the program’s specific requirements met, you will be registered for the course. You will receive an e-mail with your clerkship offer via VSLO.
  7. Dropping the rotation should only be done in extreme cases. If such circumstances arise that require you to drop the rotation, please contact both the program and Family Medicine sub-I manager:
    Ivan Henson: