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Residents at the annual resident retreat.
Residents potting plants at the Annual Resident Retreat.


GME Wellness Services — These are free and confidential counseling services for individuals and couples and referrals for FREE visits with a community psychiatrist and a learning specialist. We are here to help you manage stress, gain perspective, work through emotional distress, and better care for your overall health and wellness. 

Dr. Rachael Ward petting rabbit at retreat
Rachael Ward, MD, 2022-23 Chief Resident, pets a therapy rabbit at UW Dermatology's Annual Retreat.

Whole U — For all UW employees, the Whole U focuses on fostering connection, holistic wellness, and engaging individual interests. Free mindfulness and fitness classes, discounts, and events like National Disability Employment Awareness Month and Honor Indigenous Peoples’ Day. 
UW Worklife Programs — For all UW employees, whether you’re a caregiver for a loved one, looking for housing resources, or in need of support for personal or professional challenges, WorkLife has programs to help. 
Meditation Rooms — These are available at all UW hospital sites, VA hospital, and Seattle Children’s hospital.  

Residents volunteering at Food Lifeline.
Residents and leadership volunteering at Food Lifeline in Seattle. 

JEDI Resources

Diversity Statement

In the UW Department of Dermatology, we value and honor diversity and believe it is integral to providing excellent patient care and an optimal environment to work and learn. We are committed to increasing opportunity and promoting diversity through recruitment and advancement of diverse faculty, trainees, and staff. We strive to cultivate a respectful, safe, and inclusive environment for all.

UW Department of Dermatology's Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Committee

The UW Department of Dermatology’s JEDI Committee generates policies related to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion at the Department and Residency Program levels. All faculty, staff, and trainees are welcome to join. 

Network of Underrepresented Residents and Fellows (NURF) 

The University of Washington’s Network of Underrepresented Residents and Fellows (UW NURF) is a resident and fellow organization established to promote cultural diversity in medicine through community education, mentorship, professional networking, cultural competency education, and recruitment of underrepresented medical students, residents, and fellows. 

UW Medicine Office of Healthcare Equity

The mission of the UW Medicine Office of Healthcare Equity is to reduce disparities in healthcare delivery by educating health professionals informed by principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice; to be a national model for healthcare equity; and to provide local and national leadership in healthcare equity and healthcare justice research.

Growing Your Family 

UW GME works to create an environment in which families of all types are welcome and can thrive, and there’s strong support for integrating professional and personal goals.

Explore Seattle

Finding Our UW Derm Clinical Sites & Neighborhoods Where Residents Live

Blue marker UW Dermatology Clinical Sites

Orange markerPopular Neighborhoods for Residents

What's It Like to Train Here 


To reach the UW Dermatology Residency Program, please email, or call 206.685.6120.