MS4 Sub-Internship

MS4 Sub-Internship at UW Family Medicine Residency – Seattle

Welcome! We are so excited that you are interested in participating in our full-time, 4-week sub-internship for fourth-year students at LCME or Osteopathic accredited medical schools. We want this great opportunity to reach all those who are interested, so we also offer special programming for and funding to support students who identify as Underrepresented in Medicine (URM)* as detailed here. 

Details of the Sub-I:

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

  • Full spectrum outpatient family medicine including adult medicine, pediatric medicine, gynecology, family planning, MSK, outpatient procedures, addiction medicine, behavioral health and more!

  • Work with a variety of family medicine faculty and residents

  • Day shifts (~8am-5pm) and possibly some Evening shifts (~5pm-8pm)


One week of inpatient work on our Family Medicine Inpatient Service (FMIS) at UWMC-Northwest

  • Join a team of one attending, one senior resident, and two R1s, as well as possibly an MS3 or PA student

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

  • Expect to work in the same capacity as an intern

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

Expect to have three weekends free, and work one weekend on FMIS. All Sub-Is will present one didactics lecture to our residents, faculty and other students. Sub-Is will be responsible for their own housing and transportation. Applicants selected for the four funded URM Sub-I spots will be provided funding that is intended to cover travel and housing, details to be discussed upon acceptance. 


AY 2023 – 2024 Rotation Dates:

Spring A: March 27 – April 21, 2023

Spring B: April 24 – May 19, 2023

Spring C: May 22 – June 16, 2023

Summer A: June 26 – July 21, 2023

Summer B: July 24 – August 18, 2023

Summer C: August 21 – September 15, 2023



Autumn A: September 18 – October 13, 2023

Autumn B: October 16 – November 10, 2023

Autumn C: November 13 – December 8, 2023

Winter A: January 1 – January 26, 2024

Winter B: January 29 – February 23, 2024

Winter C: February 26 – March 22, 2024

For more details of our URM Sub-I which includes special programming and funding, click here

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 Osteopathic Accredited Medical Schools:

      • For the 2023-2024 academic year, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please aim to submit applications at least two months prior to the dates you are interested in, and if possible before May 15th, 2023. We may be able to accept additional applications on a rolling basis as well as arrange virtual experiences, so please still apply if you are interested. 
      • 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 who identifies as Underrepresented in Medicine, you are also eligible to apply for funding through our URM Sub I. 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 funding through our URM Sub-I.

      • Completed applications will be reviewed by our site director, chief resident, and program director. Applications for funding through the URM Sub-I will additionally be reviewed by our HEAR (Health Equity and Anti-Racism) Committee. Applicants will be notified on a rolling basis after May 1st whether their application has been approved. You may be placed on a waitlist. If you apply after the deadline, applications will continue to be reviewed on a rolling basis if space is 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

*The AAMC definition of underrepresented in medicine is as follows: “Underrepresented in medicine means those racial and ethnic populations that are underrepresented in the medical profession relative to their numbers in the general population.” The University of Washington Family Medicine Residency Program recognizes that diversity goes beyond the AAMC definition and we strive for an inclusive learning and work environment for all individuals.