About the Program

The Medical Genetics Residency at the University of Washington is designed to provide physicians with an integrated clinical and research training experience in order to prepare them to become future leaders in Medical Genetics. Our trainees learn to care for adult, and pediatric patients with a wide variety genetic diseases and gain research skills in a defined area of medical genetics.

Our program is renowned for the accomplishments of our faculty and program alumni.  Our clinical training programs are approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).  Our research training program is supported by a T32 Postdoctoral Training Grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences.


The Clinical Genetics Residency program, accredited by the Residency Review Committee of the ACGME, is open to US citizens or permanent residents who have a U.S. or Canadian M.D. or D.O. degree and who have completed one or more years of clinical residency training in an ACGME-accredited program.

Two years of clinical training are required for board eligibility in Clinical Genetics.  This is followed by one or more years of required research training funded by our Medical Genetics NIH T32 program.