University of Washington School of Medicine

Founded in 1946, The University of Washington School of Medicine (UWSOM) is recognized as amongst the best school for training primary-care physicians in the US.

The School offers residency and clinical fellowship programs that are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) is designed for qualified candidates who wish to obtain both M.D. and Ph.D. degrees. In addition to post-graduate MD and PhD degrees, it also offers bachelor's degrees in: Biochemistry and Chemistry; Bioengineering; Laboratory Medicine; MEDEX; Neurobiology; Rehabilitation Medicine.


- Rated No. 1 in primary care for the 16th consecutive year and No. 2 for National Institutes of Health funding (US News 2010 rankings for top medical schools). UW Medicine is also ranked in the following specialties:
  - No. 1 for Family medicine
  - No. 1 for Rural medicine
  - No. 4 for AIDS
  - No. 4 for Women’s health
  - No. 6 for Pediatrics
  - No. 6 for Geriatrics
  - No. 8 for Internal medicine

- University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) was ranked among the nation’s top hospitals in U.S. News & World Report’s 2009 edition of “America’s Best Hospitals”.

- Ranked as the No. 1 primary care medical school in the country by The Med School 100 (2008).

- Ranked 6th in the nation among academic biomedical research institutions, by U.S. News & World Report.