Medical Students

The UW School of Medicine is committed to providing the highest quality educational experience possible for its students and to reach out to the needs of the five state WWAMI region which includes Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. The Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology share this vision with faculty and resident involvement in the required and elective courses available to medical students.

Third and fourth year medical students have opportunities for electives and clerkships to further their interests in a career in pathology.  A complete description of pathology-related courses are available on our courses webpage. Students outside of the University of Washington School of Medicine can find more information about registering for courses at Visiting Students & Residents.

Student Health Related Information
The UWSOM supports students’ access to healthcare and strongly encourages them to obtain and maintain health insurance while enrolled at the UWSOM. The consolidated content on the links below has been created by collaboration between students and the UWSOM student affairs to ease of referencing for student related health information. All three sources will be updated centrally by student affairs and the Student Committee on Healthcare Access (SCoHA).
Student Health Insurance
Healthcare Access for Medical Students
SOM-Telehealth Program for Medical Students

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Medical School Courses

  UWSOM - Information for Medical Students

Clinical Grade Review, Challenge, and Appeal Process Website

Religious Accommodations Policy

The American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) provides addiitional information about options available to students who are interested in a career in pathology.

Students outside of the University of Washington may be eligible for a visiting clerkship at one of our training sites. The application process is described in detail on the Visitor Programs webpage.