Residency Program: Application Checklist

We are excited about the AY21 recruitment season, and in the interest of keeping our community and others safe and healthy, we have made the decision to hold all interviews virtually. This is in line with The University of Washington’s guidance and the recommendations from the Coalition for Physician Accountability.


A welcome to our prospective residents from Dr. Byron Joyner, Vice Dean for GME and DIO



This year, we hosted a number of Virtual Open House events to give prospective applicants a chance to meet our Program Directors, faculty & trainees. If you weren’t able to attend, we invite you to view the slides from our presentation and a recording from one of our events.




Kelly Smith, MD, PhD
Professor, Pathology
Director, Pathology Residency Program

Mark Kilgore, MD
Associate Director, Pathology Residency
Assistant Professor

Emily Glynn, MD
Associate Director, Pathology Residency
Associate Professor, Laboratory Medicine

Monica Pagano, MD
Associate Director, Pathology Residency
Associate Medical Director, Transfusion Service Laboratory
Assistant Professor, Laboratory Medicine
Residency Program
Box 357470
Phone: (206) 685-1624
FAX: (206) 543-3644
University of Washington
Pathology Residency Program
1959 NE Pacific, Box 357470
Seattle, WA 98195-7470

Eligibility and Selection Policy

Application Checklist

The University of Washington participates in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS). We only accept applications submitted through ERAS and registered for the NRMP Match. We look for candidates with excellent academic performance and a strong interest in pursuing pathology as the next step in their career.


Visa Requirements

The UW School of Medicine accepts international medical graduates who meet UW Eligibility and Selection requirements into its accredited residency and fellowship programs. International Medical Graduates requiring visa sponsorship must obtain a J-1 visa sponsored by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). The UW does not generally provide H-1B sponsorship for residents or fellows in its clinical training programs unless the resident/fellow is otherwise ineligible for a J-1 visa. Requests for H-1B visa sponsorship are reviewed on a case-by-case basis and are subject to approval by the UW GME Office and through  International Scholars Operations (ISO) UW Provost's Office. (Complete UW Policy)


We receive approximately 400 applications and interview 60-70 candidates for 6-7 positions each year. Please go to our current resident page on this website for details.

2020-2021 Time Table
ERAS Post Office Opens for Applicants June 2020
Application Review October - November 2020
Invitation for Interview: The Review Committee wants a chance to completely and fairly evaluate each candidate for interview. Late-October through mid-November 
Application Deadline November 11th, 2020
Interviews: Interview date arranged by Education Manager. October-December 2020
NRMP Match Registration Deadline Januart 31st, 2021
Match Day March 19th, 2021

The University of Washington provides equal opportunity in education without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam era in accordance with the University of Washington policy and applicable federal and state statutes and regulations.