Visiting Medical Students
In accordance with the Coalition for Physician Accountability (CoPA) latest recommendations, in-person away rotations for all learners may resume during the first rotation block concluding in July 2021 or later. Medical schools are encouraged to limit approved away rotations in any specialty to one per learner, per specialty (as previously recommended) except in cases where additional rotations are needed to complete graduation or accreditation requirements. We encourage medical students interested in more than 1 away rotation to consider our virtual clerkship options, as outlined below.
We encourage fourth year medical students from other institutions to visit through our away rotations. 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 and applications are accepted through the Visiting Student Application System (VSAS). More information can be found here.
Visiting Medical Student Courses
|Course Number||Topic||Location||In Person or Virtual?|
|PATH 680||Diagnostic Pathology - Surgical Pathology, Dermatopathology, GI & Hepatic Pathology, Autopsy Pathology||Seattle, WA - University of Washington Medical Center||In Person|
|Diversity Clerkship||Diagnostic Pathology - Surgical Pathology, Dermatopathology, GI & Hepatic Pathology, Autopsy Pathology, Molecular Pathology, Hematology||Seattle, WA - University of Washington Medical Center||In Person|
|LabMed 680||Clinical Laboratory Testing; Methods & Interpretation||N/A||Virtual|
|PATH 681||Diagnostic Pathology - Cytopathology, Genitourinary Pathology, Neuropathology||Seattle, WA - Harborview Medical Center||In Person|
|PATH 682||Diagnostic Pathology - Surgical Pathology & Autopsy Pathology||Seattle, WA - Puget Sound VA||In Person|
|PATH 683||Diagnostic Pathology - Forensic Pathology||Seattle, WA - King County Medical Examiner's Office||In Person|
|PATH 686||Diagnostic Pathology - Virtual||N/A||Virtual|
|PATH 677||Diagnostic Pathology - Neuropathology||Seattle, WA - Harborview Medical Center||In Person|
|LabMed 685||Laboratory Case Studies for Clinical Diagnosis||N/A||Virtual|
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
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have suspended our observership programs until further notice.