Who We Are

​The University of Washington School of Medicine Graduated Medical Education Office is responsible for the administrative oversight and academic quality of the UW School of Medicine’s 118 Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accredited residency and clinical fellowship programs, the UW School of Dentistry’s 4 Council on Dental Accreditation (CODA)-accredited dental programs, and 60+ non-ACGME accredited fellowships.

We work closely with our residency and fellowship program directors and administrators, departments and hospital and school administration to enhance the quality of the learning environment for our trainees, ensure the safety of our patients, and support innovation in educational methods and clinical care.

Our UW GME programs are designed to train skillful physicians and ingrain habits of life-long learning and well-formed ethical and professional modes of practice. Our mission is to guide, motivate and enlighten the next generation of exceptional physicians.

Training Sites

Among over 800 sponsoring institutions nationally, UW Medicine ranks 6th in the number of ACGME-accredited programs and 8th in the number of trainees. Trainees are located at five primary teaching sites in Seattle: University of Washington Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle Children’s Hospital, the VA Puget Sound Health Care System and Northwest Hospital Medical Center. Over 300 additional community hospitals and clinics in Seattle and the greater WWAMI region also serve as important training sites for UW residents and fellows.

Dr. Byron Joyner

Byron Joyner, MD, MPA

Vice Dean for Graduate Medical Education