Visitor Programs

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 Learning Opportunities (VSLO). More information can be found here.

Visiting Student Registration


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 677 Diagnostic Pathology - Neuropathology Seattle, WA - Harborview Medical Center In Person
LabMed 685 Laboratory Case Studies for Clinical Diagnosis N/A Virtual

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

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 Academic Programs Team with the following information in order to request a rotation:

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

International Visiting Residents & Fellows

If you are interested in observership, please contact the Academic Programs Team for additional information.