University of Washington

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PO Box 356350
Seattle, WA 98195


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U.S. News Rankings

Ranking score and category
Research rank Category Name
#10 Best Research
Ranking score and category
Primary care rank Category Name
#1 Best Primary Care


#4 in AIDS
#7 in Geriatrics
#5 in Pediatrics

Medical School Overview

The School of Medicine at University of Washington has an application deadline of October 15. The application fee at University of Washington is $35. Its tuition is Full-time: $29,958 (in-state) and Full-time: $58,947 (out-of-state). The faculty-student ratio at University of Washington is 2.8:1. The School of Medicine has 3,277 full- and part-time faculty on staff.

Entering students at the University of Washington School of Medicine are divided into six colleges: Rainier, Wind River, Denali, Big Ski, Snake River, and Columbia River, all named after natural wonders. Each college has its own mentors who counsel students throughout their four years in medical school. Students can earn an M.D. or a Ph.D., and about 10 students a year can earn both through the Medical Scientist Training Program.

Through the WWMAI program, a partnership between the School of Medicine and nearby states, students complete several six-week clerkships in Washington, Wyoming, Montana, Alaska, and Idaho. Students can also demonstrate expertise in the region and present research work at the Western Student Medical Research Forum. UW medical students can get involved in service-learning projects like CHAP, the Community Health Advancement Program, and SPARX, Student Providers Aspiring to Rural and Underserved Experience. There are also about 50 student organizations to check out, from the MD Minstrels to the Christian Medical & Dental Association.

The UW Medicine system also includes the highly ranked University of Washington Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, and Airlift Northwest, an in-air medical services program. Graduate students receive priority for university-owned apartments, and medical students can also look to plenty of off-campus housing options throughout Seattle.


Applications accepted June 1 (Begins)
October 15 (Ends)
Application fee $35
AMCAS application accepted Yes
AACOMAS application accepted No


Full-time faculty 2,575
Full-time faculty-student ratio 2.8:1

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 918
Gender distribution
Gender distribution



Full-time: $29,958 (in-state)
Full-time: $58,947 (out-of-state)

Required fees $378


Graduates admitted to their first-choice residency program N/A
Most popular residency and specialty programs (2012 and 2013 classes)
anesthesiology obstetrics and gynecology
emergency medicine pediatrics
family practice psychiatry
internal medicine surgery - general

* Medical School Overview details based on 2013 data

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