UW EM Residency Program Overview

Our program seeks to train outstanding emergency physicians, develop the future leaders of our specialty, and to inspire residents to achieve their full potential.

We accomplish these goals through a variety of training sites that prepare residents to work successfully in any emergency department. The program also offers incredible faculty mentorship, dedicated career development time, and resident educational pathways that allow residents to develop further expertise within specific areas of practice such as EMS, ultrasound, and critical care.

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Training Sites

Our two primary training sites are Harborview Medical Center (HMC) and the University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC).

HMC is a high-volume trauma center with the third-highest trauma volume of any ED in the country, has the first Joint Commission certified Comprehensive Stroke Center in Washington State, and is also the county hospital for King County.

The UWMC is the quaternary care hospital for some of the sickest patients in the five state WWAMI region (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho) with special focus on cardiac care, cancer care, transplant care, and high-risk obstetrics and neonatal intensive care.

Want to Learn More About Our Program?

Head over to our Residency pages where you can learn more about our curriculum, faculty, diversity of patients, and Residency community.