Postdoctoral, Residents and Clinical Fellows

Postdoctoral Fellows

Fred Hutch Cancer Center

Postdoctoral fellows are found in all five research divisions at Fred Hutch. Contact the faculty member with whom you would like to work directly. Stipends for postdoctoral fellows at Fred Hutch should be at or above the NIH pay scale. Fred Hutch is committed to providing similar health care packages to each postdoctoral fellow regardless of how you are funded.

Residents/Clinical Fellows

UWM Medicine

The University of Washington sponsors 96 ACGME (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education)-accredited residency and clinical fellowship programs, and two ABOG (American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology)-accredited fellowships. Information on a select number of programs is below. All available opportunities can be found at the Residency and Clinical Fellowship Program.


Gynecologic Oncology

The Residency Training Program in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ObGyn) is a fully approved, integrated, four-year program fulfilling the requirements for board certification in this specialty. It is structured so that residents assume increasing responsibility as they progress through the program with specified objectives to be achieved on each rotation. Inpatient and outpatient facilities at the University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC), Women's Health Care Center (Roosevelt), Harborview Medical Center (HMC), Virginia Mason Medical Center (VAMC), Swedish Hospital Medical Center, VA Puget Sound, and Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital are utilized for residency training.

International Applicants: The UW ObGyn Residency Program accepts foreign national physicians who meet UW Eligibility and Selection requirements into its accredited residency program. The UW GME office supports and administers J-1 visa applications with sponsorship by the ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates) for residents and fellows. The UW does not generally provide H-1B sponsorship for residents in its clinical training programs unless the resident is otherwise ineligible for a J-1 visa.

Neurological Surgery

The UW Neurological Surgery residency is a seven year program. The American Board of Neurological Surgery (ABNS) Primary Examination is taken for self-assessment beginning in the R2 year. Residents are encouraged to take the exam for credit during their research year. Ultimately, a passing grade for credit is required for graduation and board certification.

The program consists of a year in each of the following: internship, UWMC/HMC junior resident, HMC/Seattle Children’s/VAMC Resident Neuroradiology, research, global health/international neurosurgery, junior chief resident UWMC/HMC, and chief resident. The University of Washington offers two residency positions in the Neurological Surgery Training Program annually. Medical students who wish to apply for one of our two residency positions must apply through the the specific program.


Radiation Oncology

The Radiation Oncology residency is a four-year ACGME accredited program that begins in the PGY-2 (Post Graduate Year 2). It is the largest residency program in the Pacific Northwest and one of the larger programs in the country that offers the resources of a world-class cancer center, located in one of the country’s most beautiful and vibrant cities. The University of Washington is recognized nationally and internationally as one of the country’s premier cancer centers. In addition to the resources available at UW,  there are long-standing clinical and academic relationships with  Fred Hutch and its team of world-renowned investigators, including three Nobel laureates, Seattle Children’s Hospital – the premier pediatric referral center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho – and with the VA Puget Sound, a national referral center of excellence for prostate brachytherapy and other services.

Residents and Fellows applying to rotate with UW will be reviewed on a case by case basis. If you are interested in a rotation please submit your current CV and a brief statement of why you would like a visiting rotation to:

Erin Van Antwerp
Residency Administrator
University of Washington Radiation Oncology

Neurological Surgery Fellows

Fellowships are an important component of the Department of Neurological Surgery's educational mission. The fellowships provide an outstanding clinical experience, and the opportunity to work with and learn from many of the University of Washington's renowned faculty members. There are five types of fellowships offered each with its own application process outlined in the following links:

Cerebrovascular & Skull Base Surgery Clinical Fellowship
Neurotrauma Fellowship
Pediatric Neurological Surgery Fellowship
Spine Surgery Fellowship
ISIS Surgical Skills Lab

Fred Hutch Cancer Center Alliance/UW Medicine Joint Fellowship Programs

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship

Fellows who have completed three years in general pediatrics training are eligible to participate in this training program. The selection process is competitive, and fellows are selected in part on the basis of their interest in developing careers in academic medicine. Successful completion of this three-year ACGME accredited program will lead to ABP (American Board of Pediatrics) board eligibility in Pediatric Hematology Oncology. The Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program offers participants an opportunity to be part of a unique, world-class research and care environment. Seattle Children’s Hospital, the University of Washington Medical Center, and Fred Hutch Cancer Center are each world leaders – among the finest research and patient care institutions in the world. The combination of these three results in an unbeatable training experience. The mission of this three-year ACGME accredited fellowship is to encourage and train the next leaders in the field of pediatric hematology/oncology. The fellowship program provides both clinical and research training, individualized to the goals and experiences of each trainee. Established in 1969, this comprehensive training program draws on a full array of faculty, programs, and resources from Seattle Children’s, the UW Medical Center and the Fred Hutch. The fellowship is fully funded by a training grant from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health and from institutional sources. Additional institutional and several K-level institutional grants are available for continuation of support into early junior faculty years. For more information contact Barb Killam.

Hematology-Oncology Training Program

Fellows who have completed or currently enrolled in US Internal Medicine (IM) Residency Program at UW are encouraged to apply to the Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program at the University of Washington and Fred Hutch Cancer Center. With our colleagues at the Puget Sound Blood Center, Harborview Medical Center and VA Puget Sound Health Care System, the fellowship program at UW and Fred Hutch provides a rich and diverse educational experience at top-flight academic medical centers dedicated to advancing the art and science of medicine. Fellows in our program train in state-of-the-art facilities with distinguished faculty who perform cutting edge research to advance our knowledge of cancer and diseases of the blood and translate these discoveries to clinical care of patients. The mission of this ACGME accredited fellowship is to provide an environment to develop the next generation of leaders in the fields of hematology and oncology. By utilizing resources and mentors across multiple institutions we have developed a dynamic program individualized to the goals and experiences of each trainee. Our major focus is the preparation of fellows for burgeoning academic careers in basic science, translational research, clinical research and specialty areas such as global health and comparative effectiveness research. Clinical training is supported by participating hospitals. The full-time research phase of our program is funded by T32 training grants from the National Cancer Institute and National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. Post-fellowship funding opportunities include a variety of institutional and other private sources. K-12 institutional grant support is also available through the Hematology and Medical Oncology divisions. The Institute for Translational Health Sciences at UW offers didactic coursework, certificate and degree programs for fellows interested in careers in clinical and translational research. Many of these funding mechanisms can extend into early junior faculty years. For more information contact Lisa Anderson.

Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Fellowship

A premier Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowship program, the University of Washington offers excellent clinical training and an unparalleled breadth of research opportunities designed to prepare young physicians for a successful career in academic medicine. Training includes rotations at the University of Washington Medical Center, a tertiary and quaternary referral center for the entire Pacific Northwest, Harborview Medical Center, a public hospital and the only Level 1 trauma center in Washington State, the Puget Sound Veteran's Administration Hospital, and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Clinical training at different sites is balanced and well-integrated, with weekly Seattle Area Chest Ground Rounds serving as a focal point.

Within the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, faculty researchers span areas and techniques from basic cellular and molecular biology to integrative physiology to clinical outcomes and epidemiology. Fellows may pursue training in one of two well-defined tracks, either basic science or clinical research, or embark upon a translational pathway encompassing skill sets from both of these tracks. A global health Pathway (GHP) is also offered for fellows interested in internationally focused research training. The UW fellowship participates in both the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS) and the National Residency Matching Program for Medical Subspecialties (NRMP).


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