What makes the UW Dermatology Residency Program a Unique Place to Train?

1. Diversity of Clinical Training Sites

Residency education is about cross-training and exposure to several distinct practice environments.  Including The University of Washington Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle Veterans Hospital and Roosevelt Clinic. 

"...the opportunity to train at a variety of sites, from one of the top pediatric hospitals in the nation, the major burn and trauma center in the Pacific Northwest, to a university hospital with a significant transplant and oncology population." —S. Max Vale, MD, Class of 2021

2. Our Faculty

Our faculty have trained all over the country, and the residency program directly benefits from a broad range of practice styles—which also makes for lively teaching conferences. The faculty have diverse interests and are eager to get residents involved in their projects. Most importantly, faculty members are dedicated to resident training and are enjoyable, interesting and engaging people to work with.

3. Diversity of Patients

According to the most recent census data, King County’s population (which includes Seattle) is comprised of 15.5 percent  Asian, 9.2 percent Hispanic/Latino, 6.5 percent black and 4.7 percent two or more races. Twenty percent of the population is foreign born, and 24.8 percent of the population speaks a language other than English at home. According to the Census Bureau, Ranier Valley was proclaimed the most diverse neighborhood in the country, with a quarter of the population being white, and the rest made up of Hispanic, African-American, and Asian residents.

4. Seattle

Seattle is well known as one of the best places to live in the US and is ranked 10th according to U.S. News & World Report third annual ranking of America's 125 largest metropolitan areas based on affordability, job prospects and quality of life. With a metropolitan population of 3.5 million, Seattle is a diverse and thriving city and has something for everyone.