The University of Washington Medical Center and Seattle Children's Hospital campuses are about 1.5 miles apart and served by busses with King County Metro Transit. UW Medicine hospitals and programs rank highly in U.S. News & World Report's annual "Best Hospitals" issue. Since 2012, UW Medical Center’s patient care has been ranked No. 1 in the state and in the Seattle metro area. In the last few years, the total number of families seen in all the Clinic Genetics programs has exceeded 4,000 with a diversity of diagnoses that spans the full spectrum of genetic conditions.
Trainees are required to participate in Journal Clubs, Clinical Conferences, the Medical Genetics Seminar series and didactic training in the classroom as well as the development of clinical research projects and basic research projects.
All residents are required to perform substantial research leading to presentations at regional or national conferences, and to publications in peer-reviewed journals. The majority of faculty cohort of more than 20 individuals are engaged in active funded research.
Research mentors are active in all the specialties of medical genetics and additional mentors are found in other Departments within the School of Medicine, including Genome Sciences, Medicine, Pediatrics, Pathology, Biomedical History and Ethics, and Laboratory Medicine, in addition to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle Children's Research Institute, and the VA Hospital.