University of Washington School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics Ranked 8th in Nation

Seattle Children's Hospital is among the sites that train UW's pediatric physicians

The University of Washington School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics has been ranked eighth among the top pediatric programs at medical schools in the U.S. according to annual rankings of graduate and professional programs provided by U.S. News & World Report. Seattle Children's Hospital is among the sites that train pediatric physicians.

“We are honored to be affiliated with one of the top pediatric-training programs in the country,” said Bruder Stapleton, M.D., chief academic officer at Children’s and chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the UW School of Medicine. “This ranking demonstrates the level of excellence, compassion and commitment the UW faculty based at Seattle Children's put into their work every day.”

The UW Department of Pediatrics consists of 300 physicians, researchers and others holding academic appointments at the UW School of Medicine. Many of the faculty conduct research in an effort to someday eliminate pediatric disease. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Children’s was recently ranked fifth in the nation in NIH funding for children’s hospitals; up six spots from the previous year. The Department of Pediatrics faculty at all research sites now hold more than $40 million dollars in annual NIH support.

“This past year the department also had an exceptional applicant pool for our residency program with 1000 applications for 33 positions,” said Stapleton. “The competition for the residency program demonstrates the excellent national image of our educational programs.”

About Seattle Children’s

Seattle Children’s Hospital, Foundation and Research Institute together deliver superior patient care, advance new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and raise funds to create better futures for patients. Consistently ranked as one of the top 10 children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Seattle Children’s Hospital specializes in meeting the unique physical, emotional and developmental needs of children from infancy through young adulthood. Through the collaboration of physicians in nearly 60 pediatric subspecialties, Seattle Children’s Hospital provides inpatient, outpatient, diagnostic, surgical, rehabilitative, behavioral, and emergency and outreach services to families from around the world.

Located in downtown Seattle’s biotech corridor, Seattle Children’s Research Institute is pushing the boundaries of medical research to find cures for pediatric diseases and improve outcomes for children all over the world. Internationally recognized investigators and staff at the research institute are advancing new discoveries in cancer, genetics, immunology, pathology, infectious disease, injury prevention, bioethics and much more.

Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Foundation and Seattle Children’s Hospital Guild Association work together to gather community support and raise funds for uncompensated care, clinical care and research. The foundation receives nearly 80,000 gifts each year, from lemonade stand proceeds to corporate sponsorships. Seattle Children’s Hospital Guild Association is the largest all-volunteer fundraising network for any hospital in the country, serving as the umbrella organization for 450 groups of people who turn an activity they love into a fundraiser. Support from the foundation and guild association makes it possible for Seattle Children’s care and research teams to improve the health and well-being of all kids.

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