MS4 Sub-Internship

MS4 Sub-Internship at UW Family Medicine Residency – Seattle

Welcome! We are excited that you are interested in participating in our full-time, 4-week sub-internship for fourth-year students at LCME allopathic or COCA osteopathic accredited medical schools. We want this opportunity to reach all those who are interested, so we also offer special programming for and funding to support students interested in our Health Equity and Anti-Racism Sub-I as detailed here. 

Details of the UWFMR Sub-I:

Three weeks of outpatient family medicine at our two residency clinics: UWPC Northgate and Harborview Family Medicine Clinic.

  • Full spectrum outpatient family medicine including adult medicine, pediatrics, sports medicine, family planning, obstetrics, outpatient procedures, addiction medicine, behavioral health and more.

  • Work with a variety of family medicine faculty and residents.

  • Day shifts (~8am-5pm), Evening shifts (~5pm-8pm) and Saturdays (8:30am-4pm), consistent with typical family medicine practice.


One week (7 days straight), of inpatient work on our Family Medicine Inpatient Service (FMS) at UW Medical Center – Northwest.

  • Join a team of attendings, senior residents, R1s, hospitalist physician assistants and other students.

  • Full spectrum inpatient family medicine including adult medicine, OB (triage, labor management and deliveries), newborn, and postpartum care.

  • Expect to work at the same level of responsibility as an intern.

  • Day shifts (~6:30am-~6pm) with “trickle” admission system.

Sub-Is will be responsible for their own housing and transportation. Applicants selected for the four funded Health Equity and Anti-Racism spots will be provided funding intended to partially cover travel and expenses, details to be discussed upon acceptance. 


AY 2024 – 2025 Rotation Dates:

Spring B: April 22 – May 17, 2024

Summer A: June 24 – July 19, 2024

Autumn A: September 16 – October 11, 2024

Autumn B: October 14 – November 8, 2024


Autumn C: November 11 – December 6, 2024

Winter A: January 6 – January 31, 2025

Winter B: February 3 – February 28, 2025

Winter C: March 3 – March 28, 2025

How to apply:

UW Students: The University of Washington School of Medicine coordinates your sub-internship directly. Once approved you will be contacted by our residency program ahead of the start of your sub-internship.

For Students at other LCME or COCA Accredited Medical Schools:

      • For the 2024-2025 academic year, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please submit applications as soon as practicable, but no later than April 15, 2024.
      • DO NOT INITIALLY APPLY DIRECTLY THROUGH VSAS: Please apply by following the instructions below. Once selected, we will instruct you to apply through VSAS. 

      • If you are a student interested in our Health Equity and Anti-Racism funding opportunities, Please see here for more details. The application for funding is part of the main application below. 

      • We ask that you email Dr. Pam Pentin the following information to be considered:

        • Write a short personal statement (not to exceed 500 characters) describing why you would like to come to the University of Washington for this sub-internship and how this experience will help further your career goals in Family Medicine.

        • A copy of your CV or resume.

        • Indicate whether you are applying for Health Equity and Anti-Racism funding.

      •  Applicants will be notified on a rolling basis whether their application has been approved. You may be placed on a waitlist, from which spots absolutely do become available.

      • Once approved and a date for the rotation is selected, we will instruct you to apply to the UW Sub-Internship Program (UW FAMMED 688) on VSAS to ensure qualifications are met and to enroll through UW.  Please note you should start the VSAS application a minimum of two months before you start your rotation.

      • Additional information for visiting (non-UW) students can be found at this link.

      • Please contact Dr. Pam Pentin with any questions.

For more information about other UW-affiliated Sub-Internships available in the WWAMI region, click here