Applicant Information

Starting in 2019, we began offering TWO positions through the NRMP match. One is designated for family or internal medicine candidates, and the second for pediatric candidates.

Note: For the 2021 Match (2020-2021 application season), all interviews will be conducted virtually. For more information about training programs at the University of Washington and life in Seattle, please visit the UW Graduate Medical Education website for prospective residents and fellows.

The University of Washington participates in the ERAS system for application submission and in the NRMP Primary Care Sports Medicine Matching Program. Our program considers applicants who have trained in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, or Pediatric residencies. Our applicant review committee considers qualified applicants who complete the application process as outlined by ERAS, and applications are only reviewed once all materials have been submitted. Personal interviews are required and application deadlines strictly adhered to; failure to meet the specified dates may eliminate the candidate from consideration.

Dr. Ashwin Rao performing a heart screening on a young athlete.
Dr. Ashwin Rao performing a heart screening on a young athlete.


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

Additional/supplemental materials that may be considered as part of an application include:

  • Peer-reviewed publications
  • Book chapters
  • Additional letters of recommendation

Please email additional application materials to our program administrator, Carrie Wigton, at

Email: Carrie Wigton.

Minimum Screening Requirements

Applications will be considered for interviews only after the ERAS application, personal statement, and three letters of recommendation have been received.

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.

Fellowship Overview and Highlights
2019 Primary Care Sports Medicine Brochure
Sample Interview Schedule

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact Carrie Wigton.