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 IR. We would be glad to have you spend some time with us to see what the field is about and the procedures we perform. The IR shadowing experience is designed for medical students (preferably for MS1s and MS2s) interested in learning more about IR. Space is available on a limited basis and please inquire for opportunities.

Please address shadowing inquiries to:
Zoe Castle
Interventional Radiology Program Administrator
Assistant to Interventional Radiology Program Director
University of Washington Medical Center
Ph: 206-598-4431
Fx: 206-598-6406

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: Per recommendations from the Coalition for Physician Accountability and the UW School of Medicine, we are suspending all away rotations for the 2020-2021 academic year.***

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

Clerkship Director: David S. Shin, MD

Prerequisites: Permission of Clerkship Coordinator and Director


  • 4-week Advanced Patient Care (APC) clerkship in Interventional Radiology
  • Ideal candidates are those strongly considering applying to IR residency
  • A maximum of 4 students per block
  • 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, followed by 2 weeks at Harborview Medical Center
    • HMC/UWMC: 2 weeks at Harborview Medical Center, followed by 2 weeks at UW Medical Center
    • VA: 4 weeks at VA Puget Sound Health Care System
    • SCH: 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:

Zoe Castle Interventional Radiology Program Administrator Department of Radiology University of Washington castlz@uw.edu Ph: 206-598-4431 Fx: 206-598-6406