Program Information


The University of Washington, located in Seattle, Washington, offers a four-year residency training program in Emergency Medicine. The UW Emergency Medicine Training Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

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our mission

  • To train outstanding emergency medicine physicians

  • To train and develop the future leaders of our specialty

  • To instill the values of ethical behavior, professionalism, and advocacy for all patients.

our commitment to diversity

The UW Department of Emergency Medicine seeks residents, fellows, and faculty that reflect the broad-reaching diversity of the patients we care for. We aim to train under-represented minorities in medicine, those who come from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds, representatives of rural and urban areas, those with domestic and/or international upbringings, those with prior careers before medicine, and those that identify as members of the LGBTQ community.  We celebrate inclusion and invite conversation in all aspects of our clinical practice, our trainees, and our community.

We at the University of Washington and Harborview Medical Centers proudly welcome all patients who seek care in our emergency department - and our EM community is dedicated to representing the rich diversity of the populations we serve.

The University of Washington (UW) Department of Emergency Medicine and its affiliated hospitals serve a broad community that includes the Puget Sound area as well as the rest of Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho (WWAMI). The WWAMI region comprises approximately 27% of United States (US) land and nearly 5% of the US population. The WWAMI partnership ensures that our medical teams care for patients from unique cultural and varying socioeconomic backgrounds.

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