About UW Pediatric Residency

Affiliated Hospitals

Seattle Children's Hospital

Seattle Children's HospitalSeattle Children's is the only children's hospital in the greater Seattle area.

As the main clinical training site for pediatric residents, this 407-licensed-bed hospital is conveniently located 1.5 miles from the University of Washington campus. Seattle Children's serves as a much-loved community hospital for children in Seattle as well as the primary pediatric referral center for children throughout Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho (the WWAMI region).

Pediatric residents rotating at Seattle Children's learn to care for children hospitalized with an exceptionally wide variety of childhood diseases, ranging from everyday pediatric illnesses to highly unusual conditions.

University of Washington Medical Center

Exterior of UW Medical CenterLocated on the University of Washington campus, the University of Washington Medical Center is one of two primary teaching hospitals for the UW School of Medicine – the only medical school for the entire WWAMI region. This 450-bed comprehensive care facility is consistently ranked as one of the best hospitals in the nation.

Pediatric residents rotate through the mother and baby unit and neonatal intensive care unit at University Hospital's Maternity and Infant Care Center. This center provides routine obstetrics and neonatal care, but also serves as the regional center for high risk obstetrics and neonatal pediatrics.

Harborview Medical Center

Exterior of Harborview Medical CenterFounded in 1877, Harborview Medical Center is located in the heart of downtown Seattle and is one of two primary teaching hospitals for the University of Washington. Harborview is the only Level I trauma center in the entire five-state region, as well as a major referral center for burns, orthopedics and neurosurgery.

With its mission to provide exemplary care, teaching, research and community service, Harborview is a major training site for medical and other allied healthcare students.

When rotating through the outpatient pediatric service at Harborview, pediatric residents learn to provide culturally appropriate, comprehensive pediatric care to a diverse urban population of children, including immigrants from many countries. Pediatric residents rotating through the inpatient pediatric service work closely with the burn and trauma services in the management of injured children. Pediatric residents also staff a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit with a focus on trauma and burn care.

Pediatric residents rotate through Harborview for two to four months during their second and third years of training. Some residents also have weekly continuity clinic at this site.