UW Radiology

Medical Students

The University of Washington welcomes medical students to spend time with our IR service. For the medical student rotations, the practice spans four associated hospitals, all of which serve their own unique populations (Harborview, UWMC, Seattle Children’s and Seattle VA.) Our world-class faculty have been involved in the training of medical students from all over the country. 

Medical students seeking to learn more about and get involved in the specialty can find resources at UWSOM’s Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology Interest Group (DIRIG)

Preclinical Shadowing - MS1/MS2

Thank you for your interest in interventional radiology. The IR shadowing experience is offered to the University of Washington medical students interested in learning more about IR. We would be glad to have you spend a half-day with us in the University of Washington Medical Center – Montlake IR Angio Suite (7 am to 12 pm). At this time, we are unable to accommodate visiting medical students, undergraduate students, or postbaccalaureate students.

Please address shadowing inquiries to:
Amanda Easton
Education Manager
University of Washington Medical Center
Ph: 206-598-6483
Fx: 206-543-6317

Clinical Rotation - MS3/MS4

Thank you for your interest in IR. Medical students who seek a more in-depth exposure to IR should apply for the Interventional Radiology APC Clerkship (RADGY 684). This rotation counts toward your ‘Advanced Patient Care’ graduation requirements. With UW’s curriculum, you would participate in this clerkship as part of your ‘Explore and Focus’ phase of training (MS4 year.) Please see the ‘Explore and Focus’ website for more information.

We look forward to sharing the learning environment with you, having you interact as a member on our team and working side-by-side with attendings, residents and staff in patient care and procedures. 

This clerkship is very popular and space is limited, so we recommend that you apply early. 

RADGY 684 – Interventional Radiology APC Clerkship

***ATTENTION: In accordance with the updated recommendations made by CoPA and GME, away rotations will resume during the first block concluding in July 2021 (i.e. Summer A, starting on June 28, 2021). Interested students may begin applying for the rotation beginning on April 15, 2021. Due to the evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, this policy could change again in the future.***

Offered: A, W, Sp, S – 4 weeks (8 credits)

Clerkship Director: David S. Shin, MD

Prerequisites: Permission of Clerkship Coordinator and Director based on the application packet (see below)


  • 4-week Advanced Patient Care (APC) clerkship in Vascular and Interventional Radiology
  • Ideal candidates are those strongly considering applying to IR residency
  • A maximum of 1 student per rotation site
  • Up to 4 site options offered, to be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis or by the discretion of the clerkship director
    • UWMC/HMC: 2 weeks at UW Medical Center (Montlake), followed by 2 weeks at Harborview Medical Center
    • HMC/UWMC: 2 weeks at Harborview Medical Center, followed by 2 weeks at UW Medical Center (Montlake)
    • VA: 4 weeks at VA Puget Sound Health Care System
    • SCH (not always offered): 4 weeks at Seattle Children’s Hospital. IR-bound students with personal interest in pediatrics are considered for this site.
  • To obtain permission to enroll, please send a completed IR-Clerkship-Application-Form, current CV, and one-page letter of interest to:
  • Grants for Education of Medical Students (GEMS) Program is an initiative by the Society of Interventional Radiology and SIR Foundation to support medical students from diverse backgrounds by providing scholarships to fund visiting clerkships in IR. For more information, please visit: https://www.sirfoundation.org/grants_awards/current-opportunities/gems-program/