Resident and fellow titles are limited to health science units at the University of Washington (e.g., School of Dentistry, School of Pharmacy, School of Medicine). This category of academic personnel is distinct from faculty, librarians, postdoctoral scholars, and academic staff (APS 40.1).

Service Period 12 months
Appointment length Varies – see Additional Details section
Key considerations Varies Рsee Additional Details section
Full-time/part-time Varies – see Additional Details section
Board of Regent approval required No
Education/ experience requirements Varies – see Additional Details section
Competitive recruitment required No
Reappointment eligible Varies – see Additional Details section
Reappointment term Annual
Reappointment considerations Varies – see Additional Details section
Tenure status N/A
Voting rights N/A
Salary considerations Varies – see Additional Details section
Promotion eligible* N/A
Emeritus eligible N/A

Additional Details

Chief Resident

Chief Resident (ACGME and non-ACGME)

  • Appointment length: Annual
  • Key considerations: Only current medical residents may be considered for chief resident appointments
  • Full-time/part-time: Determined at the local level
  • Education/experience requirements: MD, DO, DDS, or similar may be required
  • Reappointment eligible: Determined at the local level
  • Reappointment considerations: Chief residents represented by the Resident and Fellow Physician Union (RFPU)-Northwest are eligible for step progressions at the time of reappointment
  • Salary considerations: For chief residents subject to the RFPU CBA, refer to the RFPU CBA; otherwise, contact the GME Office

Resident (ACGME and non-ACGME)

  • Appointment length: Annual
  • Key considerations: Those in this title may not hold resident and chief resident titles simultaneously
  • Full-time/part-time: Determined at the local level
  • Education/experience requirements: Determined at the local level and commensurate with assigned responsibilities; in many cases, an MD, DO, DDS or similar may be required
  • Reappointment eligible: Determined at the local level
  • Reappointment considerations: Residents represented by the RFPU-Northwest are eligible for step progressions at the time of reappointment
  • Salary considerations: For residents subject to the RFPU CBA, refer to the RFPU CBA; otherwise, contact the GME Office

Fellow ACGME

  • Appointment length: Annual
  • Key considerations: Those in this title may not hold fellow and chief resident titles simultaneously (See the RFPU CBA for details.)
  • Full-time/part-time: Determined at the local level
  • Education/experience requirements: MD, DO, DDS or similar may be required
  • Reappointment eligible: Determined at the local level
  • Reappointment considerations: Fellows represented by the RFPU-Northwest are eligible for step progressions at the time of reappointment
  • Salary considerations: Refer to the RFPU CBA and the GME Office

Fellow Non-ACGME

  • Appointment length: 12 months
  • Key considerations: Individuals in this title are enrolled in a clinical residency and fellowship program in the health sciences (non-ACGME) or are engaged in research related to their clinical training programs.
  • Full-time/part-time: Full-time; full-time appointment percent may be achieved through a combination of Fellow Non-ACGME and Fellow Non-ACGME – Stipend appointments.
  • Education/experience requirements: MD, PhD or equivalent
  • Reappointment eligible: Yes
  • Reappointment considerations: Maximum of 3 years in title regardless of funding source or salary plan. While it is expected reappointment will be on an annual basis, reappointment to a term of less than 12 months is possible if there is insufficient funding to support a full-year reappointment, the project/program is scheduled to end in less than 12 months, reappointment is limited by visa sponsorship limitations, and/or time in title has been exhausted. In such circumstances, the limited reappointment is planned (not modified after the fact); the associated reappointment letter shall clearly state the end date, provide notification of nonrenewal, and be issued at least 60 days prior to the anticipated end date of employment.
  • Salary considerations: Eligible for salary supplements for effort above 100%

Fellow Non-ACGME Stipend

Appointment length: 12 months
Key considerations: Individuals in this title have been awarded a fellowship or traineeship and are paid a stipend.
Full-time/part-time: Full-time; full-time appointment percent may be achieved through a combination of Fellow Non-ACGME and Fellow Non-ACGME – Stipend appointments. When combined, the Fellow Non-ACGME Stipend appointment shall be the primary appointment.
Education/experience requirements: MD, PhD or equivalent
Reappointment eligible: Yes
Reappointment considerations: Maximum of 3 years in title regardless of funding source or salary plan. While it is expected reappointment will be on an annual basis, reappointment of less than 12 months is possible if there is insufficient funding to support a full-year reappointment, the project/program is scheduled to end in less than 12 months, reappointment is limited by visa sponsorship limitations, and/or time in title has been exhausted. In such circumstances, the limited reappointment is planned (not modified after the fact); the associated reappointment letter shall clearly state the end date, provide notification of nonrenewal, and be issued at least 60 days prior to the anticipated end date of employment.
Salary considerations: Individuals in this title are paid a stipend. If the individual plans to engage in work beyond the scope of the training grant, a Fellow Non-ACGME position must be added with FTE not to exceed 25%. The salary on the new position would serve as compensation for the additional work.

 

Note: The RFPU is the official labor union for the majority of residents and fellows in the UW School of Medicine and UW School of Dentistry. More details about the contract and titles governed by it may be found on the UW Labor Relations site.

Hiring Packet Required Documents

(Note: No documentation required for chief residents)

Additional Relevant Links

Visa eligibility
Reappointments
Separations