Academic Programs

The Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology is committed to the academic mission of the University of Washington and UW Medicine by providing comprehensive and innovative educational opportunities to developing medical practitioners and bioclinical researchers.

Graduate Program (M3D)

The Molecular Medicine and Mechanisms of Disease (M3D) PhD Program trains students to use advances in basic sciences to solve problems relevant to human disease; and to use insights from human disease processes to solve fundamental biological problems.

Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), MD/PhD Program

The University of Washington Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) is a dual degree MD/PhD program between the School of Medicine and UW Research. Only MD/PhD programs funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) receive an “MSTP” designation. The program trains scientists to develop a broad knowledge in medicine and the ability to productively investigate detailed mechanisms associated with human diseases.

Medical Student Program

Faculty members instruct medical students in molecular and cellular basis of disease, systemic, multidisciplinary approaches to disease, and the role of autopsy in the diagnosis of disease. Third and fourth year students have an opportunity to experience pathology in the clinical setting with a variety of elective clerkship rotations.

Residency Program

The Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology's residency program provides ACGME-accredited training in the anatomic and clinical pathology diagnosis of disease.

Clinical Fellowships Program

Beyond residency, the department offers a variety of subspecialty clinical fellowship programs focusing on in-depth training in the major body systems. Clinical fellowships are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)

Research Fellowship Programs

Fellowships in basic bench research are available for continued study and are arranged with individual faculty members based on their areas of research study.

Visiting Trainee Programs

The department expands its academic outreach by offering opportunities for MEDEX Northwest physician assistant students, medical students, residents and clinical fellows, and research scholar to develop elective training rotations within our existing programs.

MS in Laboratory Medicine & Pathology

The Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology at the University of Washington is the premier resource for education and research in basic and clinical laboratory science for the greater WWAMI region (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho). The Master of Science degree in Laboratory Medicine prepares the graduate for advanced technical and supervisory positions in the clinical and research laboratories as well as pharmaceutical and diagnostic industries.

MLS Undergraduate Program

The Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology at the University of Washington offers a BS in Medical Laboratory Science and MS degree programs in Laboratory Medicine. The goal of the Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) program is to develop and maintain a superior educational program for future medical laboratory scientists.  These well-trained scientists should be knowledgeable, highly skilled and ethical, prepared to practice as competent professionals and to contribute to the changing field of laboratory medicine.