Funded Acting Internship (AI) positions in general pediatrics will be available at Seattle Children's Hospital from September 2014 through January 2015 for qualified applicants from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in medicine.

  • Funding includes up to $2,000 for reimbursement of travel and housing.
  • Qualified applicants will be invited to interview for residency during their rotation.

Program Description

The AI program is designed to give students a chance to experience the exceptional training that the University of Washington has to offer. AIs will spend four weeks on one of the ward teams at Seattle Children's Hospital and care for a variety of patients, from bread-and-butter pediatrics to medically complex patients in our tertiary care center. AIs will do three weeks of day shifts and five night shifts. Students will also be expected to attend morning report and noon conference daily, as well as attend all scheduled house staff teaching sessions and conferences.

In addition to building educational experience, this unique opportunity affords AIs rotating at Seattle Children's Hospital, the primary training site for the University of Washington (UW) Pediatric Residency, a chance to form a close working relationship with residents and attendings. Qualified applicants will be invited to interview for residency in pediatrics at the UW during their rotation in Seattle.

Application Requirements

  • Applicants for the funded AI positions must come from backgrounds underrepresented in medicine. This includes African Americans, Mexican Americans, mainland Puerto Ricans, and Native Americans (that is, American Indians, Native Hawaiians or Alaskan Natives).
  • Applicants must provide:
    • A letter of interest discussing their career goals
    • One letter of recommendation, preferably from a pediatric attending
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Medical school transcript
    • Completed application form (PDF)
  • Applications will be reviewed by members of the Residency Diversity Committee. The application deadline is July 21, 2014. Applicants not selected for the funded acting internship can, if interested, be entered into the general pool of applicants for unfunded acting internships.

Contact Information

UW Peds Residency Diversity Committee


UW Peds Residency Diversity Committee
Attn: Drake Kendermore, Residency Manager
Graduate Medical Education
4800 Sand Point Way NE, MS OC.7.830
Seattle, WA 98105-0371