What is the Research Track?

This track provides pediatrician scientists with an opportunity to participate in a significant amount of protected research time during their pediatric residency.

Residents on the Physician Scientist track will experience the same core pediatric rotations as categorical residents, but will select from several tracks to allow for development of a research focus during 6-12 months of their residency training.

Participants in this track will receive additional mentorship and resources to support their development as a physician scientist.

How do I apply to the Research Track?

As on the other individualized training pathways the UW Pediatric Residency Program offers (Global Health, Community Pediatrics and Advocacy and Alaska Track), the residents in the Research Track are firmly integrated within the categorical program and are a part of the larger family of the pediatric residency program.

Due to the extended time commitment in research, however, there is a separate match number to apply to the Research Track. To be considered for both the straight categorical program and the Research Track, you must apply to each separately using their individual match numbers.

Please note that the interview process for the Research Track will involve an interview day and research meeting day in Seattle. Should you decide to apply to both the categorical program and the Research Track, you will only need to interview in Seattle once, and we will work to coordinate your interviews and research meetings in the same trip.

Please follow the instructions on how to apply to the University of Washington/Seattle Children's Pediatric Residency Program.