Is Subsidized Parking Illegal?!?

Parking at the University of Washington during the course of your Residency and/or Fellowship costs thousands of dollars. For the past several years, whenever Residents requested discounted parking, the University responded that they could not provide discounted or cost neutral parking by state law. This myth has persisted for years; however, after review by our legal team, it is important to make the precedent clear.  

UWHA Responds to the University Unfairly (and potentially unlawfully) Raising Resident Parking Rates

Parking at the University of Washington is a heavy burden on Residents. During your intern year alone, approximately 10% of your salary goes directly to cover the costs of parking. Due to inadequate alternate means of transportation given our irregular and extended hours, we essentially give back to the University a large portion of our salary simply to take care of our patients. Thus, parking has been an area where we hoped negotiations would lead to meaningful change. Unfortunately, rather than decrease parking rates, the University on July  1st  raised parking rates for the Pay Per Use (

UWHA Supports the March for Science

On Earth Day (April 22), Join your Co-residents and Co-fellows and Support the March for Science!

UW Refuses to Reimburse New Hires

Sadly, the GME office has revoked a benefit of the new contract. UW has claimed that new hires to the university will not be reimbursed for medical licenses unless they pay for those licenses after their start date. The UWHA firmly believes that all residents deserve to have licenses reimbursed, and prospective hires should not be penalized for submitting their WA state license applications early. Therefore, our advice to new applicants is not to send a check to the Department of Health until you receive a confirmation in writing from your Program Director that they will reimburse you.

Resident Childcare Survey

Dear UW Residents and Fellows:

This is a reminder that UW Parenthood in Medical Education study will close in 1 week.

The UW Parenthood in Medical Education study group would like to better understand residents' and fellows' experiences around parental leave. We invite *parents and non-parents* in our community to complete our survey. This survey is not administered on behalf of the UW GME Office.

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You raised $1000 for foster kids in Seattle!

Thank you so much to everyone who came out to the UWHA Spring Party last night! Because of you, we raised $1000 for Treehouse, a Seattle nonprofit helping give education and opportunities to foster kids! Thank you to Fred Wildlife Refuge for helping us put on a great event!

UWHA party is tonight!

9pm -1am
Fred Wildlife Refuge, 128 Belmont 

$10 gets you a free drink ticket and an opportunity to help foster kids in Seattle!

Hope to see you there! 

~Emily and Alok


UWHA Spring Party is one week away!

Open your closet to reveal that forgotten collection of non-scrub clothing and get ready to see what all your co-residents and fellows are like when they're not at work! Dancing, drinking, and DJ included. Can't wait! 


March 26, 9pm
Fred Wildlife Refuge
128 Belmont Ave East, Capitol Hill



Welcome New Residents!

The UWHA would like to welcome our newest members! The University of Washington is a great place to train and we hope you enjoy your time here.