PlayDate Sea – An Event for Residents & Fellows with Children on Saturday, 3/14 – FREE!

Bring your kids to this 8,000 sq. ft. indoor playground featuring climbing, crawling, interactive dance floors, and other fun activities for children.  GME has a private room where you can meet other trainee families onSaturday, 3/14 from 10 am to 12 Noon.  You are welcome to stay and play all day, but we have to vacate the room at noon. GME will provide snacks and beverages!

RSVP by Sunday, 3/8 at:

PlayDate Sea is located in South Lake Union at 1275 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109.

Enter on Yale Street

UWHA 90's Dance Party - Glide, Pop and Lock the night away.

Recall Montell Jordan, "This is how we do it"? Or maybe you're a Smash Mouth, "Walking on the Sun" fan? Ah, I KNEW IT! You dig Salt n Peppa's "Whatta Man..."

Well whatever you fancy - the 1990's were it. All of it. And we decided to usher in spring with a no frills tribute to the GREATEST DECADE ->

UWHA Spring Party - 1990's Throwback

Saturday, February 28th. 9PM

Sole Repair Shop, Capitol Hill....

Drinks, friends, fun, and a DJ that's literally going to spin 90's jams all night. Bust out your Reebok pumps and running man on by.

That Social Instigator that'll be wearing a Phoenix Suns hat to honor the 90's,

Alok Patel

PGY3 Peds

UWHA Resident/Fellow Research Grant Application Now Open - Due February 20, 2015

Grant applications are due Friday February 20 2015 at 5 pm PST. Late applications will not be accepted.

To establish a University of Washington Housestaff Association Resident/Fellow Grant to help fund and thereby promote educational and career development projects during an individual’s residency or fellowship.

All residents and fellows from all departments at the University of Washington School of Medicine are eligible to apply for a UWHA Resident/Fellow Grant.

Application posted below.


Go Seahawks!

UWHA Negiotation Prefrences Survey


We would just like to remind the housestaff (ACGME residents/fellows) to fill out this short survey about negotiation priorities.  Your input is very helpful to gather data for the upcoming contract negotiation.  The survey should take less than 5 minutes to fill out.

Survey Link:



UWHA Negotiation Team

Congratulations to the UWHA Negotiation Team selected for the upcoming contract negotiation.  The following are members of the team that will begin meeting this month to help construct future housestaff contracts


Vivek Datta, MD | Psychiatry 

Edo Bedzra, MD, MBA | Cardiothoracic Surgery 

Nick Mark, MD | Pulmonary/Critical Care 

Roni Prucz, MD | Plastic Surgery 

Andrew Korson, MD | Gastroenterology 

Carolina Simunovic, MD | Dermatology

Graham Strub, MD | Otolaryngology

Maggie Flanagan, MD | Pathology 

Andrew Dervan MD, MBA | Medical Genetics 


We would like to thank everyone that applied as there were many great applicants.


Halloween Jam - Thanks to All!

The DJ kept the house hoppin', we saw some epic costumes, from a storm trooper to Legends of the Hidden Temple to the Lady Gaga dancers,

We had over 200 folks come jam, AND all in all, we raised over $2,000 for UNICEF.

Which costumes rocked the hardest?

Lego Farmer - Best Single

Jellyfish - Best Couple

Hugh Hefner and his 'business women' - Best Group

Once again, we say thanks to everyone that showed up and kept the social scene alive.

Check the GME page for photobooth pics ->

This, ladies and zombies, is what we call Halloween success. Work hard, spook out even harder.

Happy Halloween Week!

Those party throwing pumpkins at the UWHA


All You Ghouls and Goblins,

When business ends, play begins -> so lets spook out for Halloween.

This Saturday, Oct 25th.

9pm, get on over to 1927 Events, 1927 3rd Ave.

Bust out your zombie shoes for a DJ-fueled, charity-themed, photobooth adorned, costume contest laden, all out bonanza.

$10 Suggested door donation with proceeds going to Trick or Treat for UNICEF:

Your party throwing pumpkins at the UWHA,

Alok Patel PGY3 Pediatrics

Very Important Survey re: UWMC/HMC Culture of Safety

Please take less than 10 minutes to fill out this important 15 question survey. The results will be aggregated and comments will be de-identified to ensure anonymity. Thank you in advance for recognizing the importance of this data, its impact on patient safety, and for taking the time to fill out the survey. 

Survey link:


UWHA Election Result Certified

Dear Colleagues,

Residents and fellows have voted in favor of restructuring the UWHA into a collective bargaining unit. University of Washington housestaff now have the ability to negotiate a binding contract with the University, and will be doing so in the coming months. Until that new contract is approved by housestaff, the contract we all signed before July remains in effect.

The UW housestaff first attempted to formally negotiate their contract in 1964 and, effective this morning following official certification by the state, UWHA is now the largest independent resident physician collective bargaining unit in the country. Regardless of this development, the main priority of UWHA, and the GME office, remains to advocate for and support all physicians in training at the University of Washington.


UWHA Executive Board

Jacob Sunshine, MD
Jenny Favinger, MD
Carolyn Sy, MD
Patrick Lang, MD
Alok Patel, MD