Internal Medicine residents in the clinic

Residents are able to apply and match into any of our tracks and participate in a number of specialized educational and practical experiences.

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The Categorical Track provides broad training in general internal medicine and medical subspecialties in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. Most residents in this program pursue academic careers in general internal medicine or medical subspecialties. Residents may choose research electives in their R2 and R3 years.

Physician-Scientist Track

The UW Department of Medicine values biomedical research, physician-scientists, and education. We designed the Physician-Scientist Track for IM residents actively pursuing careers in which they will provide patient care, but focus the majority of their effort on basic/translational or clinical research.




The UW Internal Medicine Residency Program is committed to training the next generation of general internists to be leaders in academic primary care, health care policy, public health, and community practice. Our Primary Care Track provides an individualized training environment for every resident, allowing our residents to focus their training to their specific career goals.

Programming for all residents

Pathways organization chart


Pathways offer a specialized curricular focus for your R2 & R3 years around particular topics in medicine.

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Educational Conferences

Our conferences throughout the week and specialty educational activities are central to our core curriculum.

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Resident and mentor in the lab

Research & Scholarship

Our residents have many options for performing research and other scholarship.

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