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The above link sends you to an informational slideshow presentation, but you can find updated/current fellow benefits and salary information below:

RFPU Contract

We offer two positions through the NRMP match. One is designated for family or internal medicine candidates, and the second for pediatric candidates.

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 (conducted virtually) 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.


We use the ERAS application for all applicants. We require 3 letters of recommendation, including one from your residency program director. At least one letter from a sports medicine (CAQ) faculty is preferred.

Minimum Screening Requirements

Applications will be considered for interviews only after the ERAS application, including the personal statement and three letters of recommendation, has been received. Upon invitation to interview, you will be expected to sign and return the AMSSM Code of Ethics for the Match prior to interviewing.

Personal Statement

The personal statement is one of the primary components 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.

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please email