Visitor Programs

Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic we have suspended all in-person observership and visiting resident/fellow experiences 

Visiting Medical Students 

We encourage fourth year medical students to visit our residency program. It is a wonderful way for the student to investigate the career of a pathologist from the inside and it allows us a better chance to get to know the student before s/he applies to our residency program. The Visiting Student Program is administered through the UW School of Medicine. Contact them online to begin the registration process.

Visiting Student Registration


Visiting Medical Student Courses

For more information about our visiting medical student courses, please contact the Clerkship Coordinator or visit our Medical School Courses page.

The Intersociety Committee on Pathology Information, Inc. has prepared an excellent article on the career of the pathologist including training dynamics, subspecialty options, salaries and work/life issues.


Visiting Residents & Fellows

The Visiting Resident Program offers pathology residents and fellows outside of the University of Washington system an opportunity to enhance their study with an experience that is unique to the UW. The visitor needs to develop the 4-6 week rotation in conjunction with a UW Pathology Residency Program faculty member. Requests for visiting rotations must be sent at least 4 months prior to the rotation. The application is due at least 12 weeks / 3 months before the rotation start date. You need to contact the Program Assistant with the following information in order to request a rotation:

  • A current CV
  • Letter of interest
  • Preferred rotation dates (Please note we cannot accommodate visiting residents during the months of June and July)
  • Your residency track or current fellowship
  • If considering fellowships, indicate the program and year(s) you would apply for


International Visiting Residents & Fellows

We invite international Residents and Fellows to explore our Observership opportunities as a way to visit our institution. More information can be found on the Observership/Shadowing webpage.