Applicant Information

The University of Washington Family Medicine Global Health Fellowship is now accepting applications for the 2024-2025 academic year. Currently, the University of Washington only considers applicants who have trained in family medicine residencies. At this time, we do not accept applications from pediatric or internal medicine candidates. Three letters of recommendation are required.

The selection committee considers qualified applicants who complete the application process as outlined. Failure to meet the specified dates may eliminate the candidate from consideration. Personal interviews are required and application deadlines strictly adhered to.

Please email application and letters of recommendation to:

or via US Mail:

University of Washington Family Medicine Global Health Fellowship
Attn: Christopher Sanford, MD, MPH, DTM&H
UW Family Medicine Residency, Box 358732
331 NE Thornton Place
Seattle, WA 98125

Minimum Screening Requirements

Applications will be considered for interviews only after the initial cover letter, personal statement and three letters of recommendation have been received. Applicants are expected to have completed an accredited Family Medicine residency program in the U.S. and be board eligible or board certified in Family Medicine by their fellowship start date. Selected fellows must obtain medical licensure in the State of Washington. The Fellowship typically extends from August 1st to July 31st.

Special Instructions

The following list of items is expected to be included as part of your application:

  • Cover letter
  • 3 letters of recommendation (1 from your residency’s program director)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement
  • Copy of USMLE/COMLEX transcript
  • Copy of medical school diploma & transcript
  • Certificate or other validation of all previous training
  • Copy of current state medical licensure

Optional supportive items that may be considered, but are NOT considered mandatory, include:

  • Medical School Dean’s Letter
  • Additional letters of recommendation
  • Resident Rotation schedule

Personal Statement

The personal statement is the primary component that will be used to select applicants who are invited for an interview. Please write a careful and thoughtful document. Your personal statement can be written in any way that tells us the most about you and your future goals.

Deadline & Interviews

The application deadline for consideration is :


Interviews will be conducted in early November and a decision is made by November 30, 2024.

If you are offered an interview, you will be contacted via email. A formal interview offer will be made, and we will do our best to accommodate to your availability. Interviews are conducted virtually depending on the schedule of applicants and interviewers. Expect to be interviewed by Dr. Sanford (Program Director), Dr. Williams (Associate Program Director), the current fellow, the program administrator, and/or other fellowship faculty.

*Dates are always subject to change.


If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact:

Christopher Sanford, MD, MPH, DTM&H
Program Director, Global Health Fellowship
UW Family Medicine Residency, Box 358732
331 NE Thornton Place
Seattle, WA 98125

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