Dear Future Family Physician,
Welcome to the University of Washington Family Medicine Residency (UWFMR), located in the remarkable Emerald City of Seattle. Surrounded by water and mountains, loaded with wonderful food and diverse culture, and offering a mix of high tech and down to earth activities, there is simply no place like Seattle in which to live and work.
At the UWFMR, we train excellent family physicians to be leaders and educators, no matter where their career path takes them. Our institution, department and residency program value diversity and strive for an inclusive environment. Our faculty, residents, and staff support resident resilience. We offer all of the resources of a top-rated primary care, research, and rural health medical school to help each resident chart their own course forward. Throughout training, we work with each individual resident to identify personal and professional goals and provide individually tailored clinical, scholarly, and advocacy opportunities. In addition to teaching the breadth of family medicine, the curriculum offers Areas of Concentration (AOC) in Sports Medicine, Reproductive Health, Integrative Medicine, Musculoskeletal Medicine, Research, Medical Education, and Quality Improvement, with the opportunity to build your own AOC, as well. No matter what your interest is, there is someone here who shares it!
Our residents are devoted to mastering the art and science of clinical medicine in an autonomous but supported environment that incorporates a diverse portfolio of clinical training sites. These sites include three family medicine clinics, a world-class university hospital, a community hospital, a critical access hospital, a VA system, a county “safety-net” hospital, a regional children’s hospital, and all the training site variety offered by the five state WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho) region. This combination enables graduates to start first jobs or fellowships with both an advanced clinical acumen and the versatility to work anywhere.
While we are proud of our ambitious curriculum and diverse offerings, residents come to UWFMR – and stay after graduation! – because of the people and the rich learning and working environment they create. Our residents come from all over the country and with countless different interests, but they are bound by the shared ideals of hard work, integrity, humility, curiosity, and decency. Individually, our residents are amazingly talented, but as a group, they are utterly inspirational. It is a joy to teach and learn from them.
I hope you can visit us virtually this year, meet our exceptional residents, faculty and staff, and see for yourself what makes UWFMR so special.
Warmly, and on behalf of all of the residency faculty,
David V. Evans, MD(he/him)
Former Program Director, UW Family Medicine Residency
Rosenblatt Family Endowed Professor of Rural Health
Department of Family Medicine