Explore opportunities for advanced scientific training.

The UW School of Medicine provides advanced scientific training toward graduate degrees as well as postdoctoral training in biomedical research in a resource-rich, collaborative environment dedicated to scientific discovery. Our commitment to inclusive community is reflected in part by our programs in climate, inclusivity and justice.

Academic graduate degrees are available through the following departments and programs:

The UW School of Medicine is home to more than 650 postdoctoral researchers appointed throughout the School’s 32 academic departments. UW Medicine’s robust research environment and collaborative culture create outstanding opportunities for postdoctoral training. 

Salary and benefits

Biomedical Sciences programs guarantee competitive salary, medical coverage, and tuition waivers to students in good standing according to program policies. 

In most cases, the Bioengineering program and the Bioinformatics programs provide stipend and tuition waivers or research assistantships to their students. However, this funding is not guaranteed.

Visiting International Student Internship & Training (VISIT)

The UW School of Medicine participates in the Visiting International Student Internship & Training Program (VISIT). The VISIT program permits students pursuing predoctoral programs at universities outside of the U.S. to participate in full-time, supervised research and work-based learning experiences at the University of Washington. In the UW School of Medicine, such internship experiences are generally based on existing collaborations between our faculty members and the student's home institution. Applications* for the program can be found on the ​​VISIT website.

*The 1025-J VISIT Visa Request Form must be signed by the faculty mentor, the department chair, and routed to the rgeadmin@uw.edu with all necessary attachments for signature on behalf of the Dean of the School of Medicine.

How to apply

Application to one of the Biomedical Sciences programs must be completed using the UW Graduate School's Application for Graduate Study at the University of Washington form. Completing this form, and following the instructions for each specific program, will fulfill application requirements for both the UW Graduate School and the individual program. If you wish to apply to more than one program, you must complete a new application, and pay another application fee.​