University of Washington School of Medicine

UW School of Medicine is the nationís top public medical school in federal research funding, and the third overall, after Harvard Medical School and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. The UW medical schoolís clinical and basic science studies contribute to improved treatment and prevention of illness, to greater understanding of underlying causes of disease, and to advancement of scientific knowledge.

Research at UW Medicine contributes to the advancement of scientific knowledge and the prevention and treatment of disease. Research takes place at every level, from submolecular investigations to population studies. Results from UW Medicine research have led to advances in medical care and an improved understanding of the processes underlying health and disease.

Attending physicians at Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center, Childrenís Hospital and Regional Medical Center are full-time UW medical school faculty. They are recognized nationally for their clinical expertise, and for their commitment to patients.

UW School of Medicine is regarded as the best primary-care training school in the United States, and best in training family physicians and rural doctors. It also ranks in the top five in training in several fields, including pediatrics, womenís health care, and geriatrics. The school has instituted a new curriculum that enhances studentsí patient-care skills.

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