The goal of our residency training program is to provide a balanced clinical experience with individualized teaching by nationally recognized experts in the field, complemented by formal education activities such as didactics, a journal club, and training features like a nationally renowned surgical skills curriculum and simulation. 

A long-standing partnership between the University of Washington Medical Center and carefully selected affiliate hospitals provide our residents with a unique blend of ethnically diverse patients, different clinical settings, and extensive surgical and ambulatory care experiences.

Program Overview

The Residency Training Program in Obstetrics and Gynecology is a fully approved, integrated, four-year program fulfilling the requirements for board certification in this specialty.

It is structured so that residents assume increasing responsibility as they progress through the program with specified objectives to be achieved on each rotation.

In addition to a broad clinical experience in obstetrics, gynecology, and primary care, residents receive training in perinatology, gynecologic oncology, ultrasonography, sexually transmitted diseases, reproductive endocrinology, infertility, gynecologic pathology, breast disease, family planning, urodynamics, and pediatric gynecology.

An elective rotation is available in the third year which allows residents to obtain additional training in areas of special interest, including research and global health.

The training program promotes continuity of patient care, and residents are responsible for the care of selected patients over an extended period of time.

Residents receive in-depth training in primary care at the UW Roosevelt Women's Clinic and Women's Clinic at Harborview.


Clinical sites within UW Medicine are listed here. Inpatient and outpatient facilities at the University of Washington Medical Center, UW Roosevelt Women's Clinic, Harborview Medical Center, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Swedish Hospital Medical Center, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, VA Puget Sound, and Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital are utilized for residency training.  


All residents are required to conduct a research project. They will present abstracts in the fall of their second year. Residents' final presentations are in the fall of their fourth year.