NYT: The Real Problem With Medical Internships

Welcome Interns!

UWHA, and the entire housestaff community, welcomes you to the UW family. We look forward to getting to know you and working with you throughout the year. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions about anything. See you on Wednesday! 

Training Young Doctors: The Current Crisis

Insightful essay on medical training and how it has evolved.
Written by Lara Goitein, MD


Vote to approve the new UWHA Constitution

Colleagues -

The new constitution for the UWHA is attached and ready to be reviewed for ratification.  Please review it at your earliest convenience and follow the link below to vote for its approval.  The poll will be open until Monday April 20 at 5 pm.


As always your comments, questions and suggestions are welcomed.  Please feel free to email me: jtorpey@uw.edu.



PlayDate Sea – An Event for Residents & Fellows with Children on Saturday, 3/14 – FREE!

Bring your kids to this 8,000 sq. ft. indoor playground featuring climbing, crawling, interactive dance floors, and other fun activities for children.  GME has a private room where you can meet other trainee families onSaturday, 3/14 from 10 am to 12 Noon.  You are welcome to stay and play all day, but we have to vacate the room at noon. GME will provide snacks and beverages!

RSVP by Sunday, 3/8 at:  https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/uwgme/261520

PlayDate Sea is located in South Lake Union at 1275 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109.

Enter on Yale Street

UWHA 90's Dance Party - Glide, Pop and Lock the night away.

Recall Montell Jordan, "This is how we do it"? Or maybe you're a Smash Mouth, "Walking on the Sun" fan? Ah, I KNEW IT! You dig Salt n Peppa's "Whatta Man..."

Well whatever you fancy - the 1990's were it. All of it. And we decided to usher in spring with a no frills tribute to the GREATEST DECADE ->

UWHA Spring Party - 1990's Throwback

Saturday, February 28th. 9PM

Sole Repair Shop, Capitol Hill....

Drinks, friends, fun, and a DJ that's literally going to spin 90's jams all night. Bust out your Reebok pumps and running man on by.

That Social Instigator that'll be wearing a Phoenix Suns hat to honor the 90's,

Alok Patel

PGY3 Peds

UWHA Resident/Fellow Research Grant Application Now Open - Due February 20, 2015

Grant applications are due Friday February 20 2015 at 5 pm PST. Late applications will not be accepted.

To establish a University of Washington Housestaff Association Resident/Fellow Grant to help fund and thereby promote educational and career development projects during an individual’s residency or fellowship.

All residents and fellows from all departments at the University of Washington School of Medicine are eligible to apply for a UWHA Resident/Fellow Grant.

Application posted below.


Go Seahawks!

UWHA Negiotation Prefrences Survey


We would just like to remind the housestaff (ACGME residents/fellows) to fill out this short survey about negotiation priorities.  Your input is very helpful to gather data for the upcoming contract negotiation.  The survey should take less than 5 minutes to fill out.

Survey Link:



UWHA Negotiation Team

Congratulations to the UWHA Negotiation Team selected for the upcoming contract negotiation.  The following are members of the team that will begin meeting this month to help construct future housestaff contracts


Vivek Datta, MD | Psychiatry 

Edo Bedzra, MD, MBA | Cardiothoracic Surgery 

Nick Mark, MD | Pulmonary/Critical Care 

Roni Prucz, MD | Plastic Surgery 

Andrew Korson, MD | Gastroenterology 

Carolina Simunovic, MD | Dermatology

Graham Strub, MD | Otolaryngology

Maggie Flanagan, MD | Pathology 

Andrew Dervan MD, MBA | Medical Genetics 


We would like to thank everyone that applied as there were many great applicants.