UWHA Election Results

The UWHA is very pleased to announce the results of this year's election for UWHA leadership, listed below. You may note that our team is larger next year than it has been in the past, this is deliberate. As our organization takes on increasing responsibilities, we will continue to grow so that we can continue to work efficiently on your behalf. The executive board consists of the 6 positions (president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, social chair, and the immediate past president), and the general board also has 6 members. 


GME slashes childcare funds! (updated)

The GME recently decided not to completely fund the childcare provisions of the new contract.

Nominations open for UWHA leadership!

Submit your nominations today for a leadership position in the UWHA.

(It's OK to nominate yourself.)


Submit your application for a research grant now!

There is still time to submit for research grants!

You have until Monday, May 8 so get your application in this weekend!

See the grants page for more details.

Childcare Program Now Available

The UWHA is very pleased to announce the launch of the UWHA Childcare Program - an exciting new program designed to help residents and fellows pay for the high costs of childcare.

See The Childcare Page for more information and for the link to apply.

UWHA Grant Program now open!

We are very pleased to annouce the creation of the UWHA grant program to fund housestaff research and scholarship.

See the UWHA Grant Program page for more info.


New “Code Intubation” at UWMC

What: Starting February 1st, there is going to be a change in process for urgent/emergent intubations that are needed at UWMC. A Code Intubation will be called to alert and mobilize the necessary staff in a timely manner. 

When: A patient’s clinical status is deteriorating and requires urgent or emergent intubation

GME agrees to reimburse new hires!

The GME has agreed that new hires will be reimbursed for their medical licenses! Per their recent communication from Dr. Joyner:

Get your reimbursements today!

Under the new contract, all housestaff are entitled to many new benefits, including:

  • complete reimbursment for USMLE step III
  • complete reimbursment for WA State medical licenses
  • complete reimbursement for any other required trainings not provided by UW (including CPR, ACLS, PALS, etc)
  • up to $350 dollars annually to reimburse other expenses (specialty specific medical board exams, board preparation material, textbooks, other required equipment)


Double Check your Pay Check!

At this point, residents should have received the financial benefits from the new contract. Specifically the November 10th paycheck should reflect all the lump sum benefits: including the signing bonus, the parking/transportation stipend, and the housing stipend. The lump sum payment should be at least $2105 (less taxes) and for some of you may be much more based on your individual signing bonus. The 3% salary increases will not be reflected on your paycheck until the November 25th paycheck (as this covers the pay period of Nov 1-15).