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Pathway Director

Lisa Vande Vusse, MD

Associate Residency Program Director – Research and Scholarship

Overview of Pathway Curriculum

Physician Scientist Learning Pathway Curriculum

This three-year pathway integrates residents who plan careers as physician-scientists in an environment supported by mentors, sponsors, and departmental commitment in order to:

  • create opportunities to apply and grow scientific thinking
  • sustain commitment to research as a pursuit, profession, and career development pathway
  • increase core skills
  • help participants achieve the next career milestone, which often are subspecialty fellowships that incorporate formal research training

Our Primary Care Track and Categorical Track residents may apply to join the pathway early in their intern year.

Residents planning to follow the ABIM Research Pathway or Global Health Pathway are ineligible.

Pathway Components

Dedicated time for research 2-3 guaranteed blocks of research to complete an approved, mentored research project
Professional development Annual professional development activities in areas such as: managing mentor/mentee relations, choosing a lab, setting professional goals, research training pathways, careers beyond academia
Core curriculum Skill building in core areas such as: research ethics, protecting data integrity, study design, scientific communication
Works-in-progress Opportunity for expert and peer feedback on your evolving science
Capstone senior elective An elective that integrates the roles of physician and scientist by focusing on learning how to answer questions that matter

Additional benefits include being a member of the vibrant community of investigators at University of Washington and building connections to subspecialty divisions that are important for career advancement.

Current Residents

Grad Class of 2024 Grad Class of 2023 Grad Class of 2022
Juan Conde, MD Alwiya Ahmed, MD Sheela Damle, MD, PhD
Ruth Howe, MD, PhD Shiv Bhandari, MD Hannah Hill, MD
Olivia Lin, MD Maria Cassera, MD Vivian Liu, MD
Cass Sunga, MD Kellen Hirsch, MD, PhD Ryan Stultz, MD, PhD
  Peiqi Wang, MD, PhD