Thanks to all that got SPOOKY

Over 200 tricked out guests helped bring down the house at the first annual UWHA Halloween party.  Costumes were outrageous, the dancing was straight devilish, and, we had, yet another, successful multi-speciality social.  HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Stay tuned goblins…we have big things in store.


Marvin the Martian (UWHA Social Chair)




UWHA Freakfest

Did we just scare you? You haven't seen anything yet.  Come get spooky THIS SATURDAY at the 2013 UWHA HALLOWEEN PARTY, 10/26/2013.

The ghouls come out at 9pm at 1927 EVENTS, 1927 3rd Ave.  Bring out your inner thriller for a night of dancing, costume contests, and plenty of trickery.

Howlin at the moon,

Dr. Alok Patel (UWHA Social Werewolf)



UWHA Halloween Party | 10/26

Life After Residency | GME Offers Strategies/Advice On Making a Successful Transition | Saturday, October 12th, SLU

College. Medical School. Residency. Fellowship. It's been a long haul, yet most people's professional journey is just beginning. Let the GME office help you start out on the right foot with practical advice on successfully making this transition. It is on a Saturday, there is free breakfast. Details below, registration encouraged.

GME Life After Residency Seminar

Position yourself for the future… gain valuable insights, strategies, and advice to support your transition to independent practice.

·      The Future Workplace

·      Career Considerations

·      Marketing Yourself

·      Business Basics

·      Physician Panel

WHO: Residents and Fellows at all levels of training. Spouses and partners welcome.

WHEN: Saturday, October 12, 2013, 8:30am-4:00pm

WHERE: UW Medicine South Lake Union, Orin Smith Auditorium

Continental Breakfast and Lunch Provided

Free Parking! Directions are Attached.

NOTE: Will be streamed live and recorded. Register to receive further information, or contact


Questions? Shawn Banta ,






MJ's Thriller Jacket is RED
Zombies blood is BLUE
Saturday 10/26/2013, mark the date
It'll be a fright fest done by your UWHA crew

Save the date.  It's time.  Costume contests, a private venue, dancing, and all the tricks n treats you'd expect with a Halloween Jam thrown by us... the Thrillers from UWHA.

Details coming soon.  In the meantime, get your dancing shoes, costumes, and stamina in check.  Because we're going to paint the town orange and black.

Alok (UWHA Party Throwing Goblin) Patel

University of Michigan Housestaff President Answers Your Questions

Attached is an open letter to UW housestaff, written by the house officer association (HOA) president at the University of Michigan, Michael Lanham, MD. 

If you have a few minutes, I ask that you read it. Dr. Lanham is currently a fellow, has been president of the HOA for a number of years, and in the letter he addresses a number of issues that have been raised by UW housestaff during our exploration of restructuring.


First UWHA meeting characterized by excellent discussion among residents

Twenty residents participated in the first all-housestaff UWHA meeting of the year at Harborview. Members of the executive board were introduced, an update on UWHA activities was given, and an excellent discussion among housestaff about restructuring took place. Minutes are attached. UWHA will be holding a meeting next month. As always, if you have questions, please send them to

UWHA Meeting | Tuesday, August 13th, @ Harborview

Please join us for the first all-housestaff UWHA meeting of the year, Tuesday, August 13th, at 7pm at Harborview (R&T 113). There will be pizza.

- Introduction of your UWHA executive committee members
- UWHA overview
- Restructuring update
- Other initiatives UWHA is working on
- Q & A

Feel free to email questions you want answered at the meeting to

Hope to see you there. -UWHA

2nd Annual GME Singles Canoeing Event 8/6!

All you single residents/fellows,

Okcupid, match, and eharmony are yesterday's party; GME Single Events are today's rave.  Join in on 2013's first exciting singles event and who knows? Maybe you could meet the firecracker of your dreams.  

GME SINGLES CANOEING - Tuesday, August 6th, 6:30, UW Waterfront Activities Center (WAC).  The event is totally free...all you need to do is brush your teeth, put on your game face, and be ready to meet other singles, you dapper physician.

Alok Patel, MD (UWHA Resident Ambassador of Love)
Official details below.


Want to meet other single residents and fellows?  GME is sponsoring an evening of FREE canoeing on Lake Washington Tuesday, August 6th at 6:30 pm.  

Meet at the Waterfront Activities Center (WAC) at 6:15 for 6:30 launch.  The WAC is at 3900 Montlake Blvd. NE, behind the E12 parking lot and Husky Football stadium, on the water.  Walk around outside to the BACK of the building.  Here’s a campus map to help you figure out where it is:   Trip alert:  Traffic is congested and the WAC is behind the construction zone, so give yourself enough time so you don’t miss the boat(s)!

RSVP at 


A Message from our Friends at The Housestaff Quality and Safety Council

The Housestaff Quality and Safety Council needs your feedback on the ORCA Inpatient Problem List. All responses are confidential, you may choose to skip any answer. Two participants selected at random will receive a $50 Amazon gift card. You may receive a follow-up survey during the next 12 months. After that time, all encrypted identifiers linking your responses to you will be destroyed. The survey should take about 5 minutes to complete. If you are interested in taking this survey, please email Shawn Banta ( for more information. 

Your responses are greatly appreciated, thank you. 


Housestaff Quality and Safety Council

University of Washington