Close up of totem poleWe believe that a wide range of backgrounds and experiences enriches everyone. We value diversity in our program, and we are committed to providing a nurturing and supportive environment for all members of our community. Students with disabilities, veterans, and veterans with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

We are in a close working relationship with the medical school’s Center for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (CEDI), University of Washington GO-MAP (Graduate Opportunities and Minority Achievement Program), DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology), and the University of Washington Veterans Center to ensure that all of our students have a welcoming learning environment.

School of Medicine Pathways

The UW SOM offers the following “Pathways” for students interested in working with underserved communities: The Indian Health Pathway, the Global Health Pathway, the Hispanic Health Pathway , the Underserved Pathway , and the LGBT Pathway.    The diversity of the WWAMI program allows students to customize their clerkship experience to work directly with communities served through these pathways.


Be sure to visit the UW MSTP booth if you are at one of the following recruiting conferences:

ABRCMS Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students

SACNAS Devoted to Advancing Hispanics, Chicanos, & Native Americans in Science

AISES American Indian Science and Engineering Society

EOP STEM Diversity Expo

National Institutes of Health Graduate & Professional School Fair

Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity