Health Equity & Anti-Racism Scholarship for Visiting 4th Year Medical Students

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The UW Family Medicine Residency is located in the beautiful city of Seattle, and is the only academic medical center in Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho (WWAMI). Excellence in education and an emphasis on quality patient care are hallmarks of training at UW. With this in mind, our Health Equity & Anti-Racism (HEAR) vision is for every resident, staff, and faculty to be a role model, educator, and leader to transform healthcare to achieve health equity. To center this, we have developed a robust HEAR curriculum which features quarterly didactics, racial affinity caucusing, and partnership with diversity champions at the Office of Healthcare Equity (OHCE) and the UW Network of Underrepresented Residents and Fellows. Together we aim to promote diversity in medicine and to eliminate healthcare inequities. Our HEAR Scholarship for visiting 4th year medical students completing a sub-internship with our residency is a part of this effort to further our vision.  

Whether leading a medicine team at one of Seattle’s major hospitals or caring for patients at a community practice site in Alaska or Montana, our residents are on the cutting edge of training in family medicine. We encourage you to not only apply to our residency, but to this unique opportunity to experience resident life in Seattle with us. 

Due to limitations in funding, UW Family Medicine Residency can only offer up to 4 HEAR Scholarships for visiting sub-interns. Even if you are not selected for a scholarship, we still welcome and encourage you to spend 4 weeks with us to experience and learn about our program. 

What’s in the Scholarship:  

  • $1000 stipend to offset the costs of travel and housing during the rotation 

  • Participation in our learning curriculum 

  • Participation in any social events with UW trainees and faculty 

  • Mentorship from both HEAR faculty and residents 

Application Cycle: April 15, 2023 – March 15, 2024

Award Announcement: April 1, 2024

How to Apply: If you have overcome significant barriers in your journey and you are committed to advancing health equity and anti-racism in medicine, then please submit your MS4 Sub-Internship application materials and include responses to the supplemental questions below. For more information and any questions, please email We look forward to seeing your application!

HEAR Scholarship Supplemental Questions:

  1. Please share any significant barriers you overcame on your journey in medicine that have contributed to your resilience. (250 word limit) 

  2. Please share how your experiences have shaped what health-equity and anti-racism means to you. (250 word limit) 

  3. Do you speak any language(s) other than English fluently, if yes, then which language(s)?