The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.
Your educational experience will include a wide-array of educational opportunities outside of the clinical day-to-day learning environment and weekly didactics. Some highlighted and unique opportunities include: clinical simulations, tissue labs, global health practice opportunities, and research.
Clinical Simulation Curriculum (UW Sim Center) You will have 24 hour access to our renowned Clinical Simulation Center. The Simulation Center can be used to hone in on surgical technical skills (ex. Suture and ultrasound), complete certification courses (ATLS), as well as provide a stage for hands-on simulation curriculum. The Department of Surgery houses interactive simulation curriculums such as: laproscopic skills, FLS, central line, A-line, chest tube placement, blood draws, drain placement, and many more.
UW-Surgery Surgical Skills – Wet (tissue) Labs Wet lab simulations are an important aspect of the surgical education curriculum that provides critical hands-on experience. These opportunities might include: Hand sewn and stapled bowel and vascular anastomoses (general & vascular), temporal bone labs (otolaryngology), and facial nerve course (plastics).
Global Health We provide a wealth of opportunities for surgical residents to gain educational experiences abroad. This allows residents to gain clinical experience in countries around the world and to become problem solvers and leaders across the globe. Each residency program provides opportunities for 2-4 week rotations abroad in their specialty. For more information please visit the global surgery webpage.
Research As an academic institution, we encourage and promote involvement in surgical, health services or bench science research. Our residencies provide dedicated research time or rotations to collaborate with dedicated faculty in answering important and achievable research questions.