AY19 Presidential Greeting!

Happy end of summer and beginning of fall!

We are beginning the seasonal transition as well as completing the UWHA leadership team changeover. Serving as your AY19 President is a tremendous honor, and I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible. Your UWHA board has been working to make this academic year a success.

Welcome to the New Board!!!

First off, thank you to all those who participated in the Board elections. It is vital for the UWHA to have the members involved, so again thank you!

Second, thank you to the members of the 2017-2018 Executive Board and General Board. All the members of the current board worked very hard this year and deserve the gratitude of all the members. Again, all those members were:

New Constitution Amendments

New Constitution Amendments

Thank you to all who participated in the recent elections. We were able to pass 3 new amendments to our Bylaws and the constitution of the organization has been updated accordingly. Our hope is that these changes will ensure the ongoing security of the viability of the organization.

UWHA Supplemental Emergency Safe Ride Home Program

Earlier in the year we reached out to you to elicit your feedback and input on the Safe Ride Home supplemental program. For those of you who aren’t familiar, this is a program initiated by the UWHA in attempts to ensure people’s safety when traveling to and from work, and fund the use of alternate transportation (Uber / Lyft / Taxi) when public transit is unavailable and a person feels they are too fatigued or unsafe to get home the using the means they got to work. There is a document at here which describes this program more.

Tentative Agreement Reached on Grievance

Last year we had filed a grievance regarding the Universities policy on something called "Extra Pay for Extra Duty." We have now, after multiple mediation session with the University, reached a tentative agreement regarding this grievance, it is attached below. Our biggest worry with this Extra Pay for Extra Duty was that the GME had the power to unilateral change this policy and affect our working conditions.

New Disciplinary Tab

We have created a new tab on our website to help anyone facing disciplinary action. You can find it here. We hope it helps.

Post-Graduation Opportunities

  • Valuable Job Search Resource: Locumunity is "a free platform that allows you to search for the best locum, short-term, telehealth and permanent jobs based on your own search criteria in one easy place." UWHA has no formal association with Locumunity.
    • Search for jobs based on location and hours
    • Connect directly with clinics and facilities
    • Accept positions and organize your availability and schedule on thier dashboard
  • Discounted Contract Review: UWHA is finalizing the details on an agreement with a local law firm to provide discounted review of your first post-residency/fellowship employment contract. Check back soon for details.

First Annual General Membership Meeting


The 1st Annual General Membership Meeting was held on January 16, 2018 at 6:00pm at the HMC R&T Building Auditorium. This was an opportunity for the UWHA leadership to inform the general membership about ongoing plans and projects and provides the membership a forum to make the leadership aware of questions and concerns, and to share ideas for future contracts. I

UWHA 2017 Annual Report

We are pleased to release the first UWHA Annual Report. This report outlines the history of the union, our achievements in 2017, who is leading the ASsociation, and our plans for 2017. We encourage you to look through it to learn more about the organization that is working hard to advocate for the wonderful residents and fellows at the University of Washington. 

University Provost Announces Closure of Dental Residency Programs then Reverses Decision

Awesome Dentistry Residents at Work!!!

The School of Dentistry has faced a massive budget shortfall for some time now. On October 30, 2017 Gerald Baldasty, PhD., Provost of the University of Washington sent a memo to the School of Dentistry informing them that he would "teach out for only the Oral Radiology Residency and the General Practice Residency programs" and "Suspend new matriculation into the resident/graduate program for Pediatric Dentistry." These actions were being taken to try to mitigate the financial difficulties that face the School, and give them time to develop a "sustainable academic business plan."