UW Radiology

Advanced Medical Imaging Program for Undergraduates

The Advanced Medical Imaging Program is a special hands-on, lab and research-focused eight week summer program experience for undergraduate students. In this highly interactive program, students work directly with researchers, clinicians and engineers to learn about current state-of-the art research and clinical practice for medical imaging within the University of Washington’s highly-ranked Department of Radiology.

Students will attend a lecture series lectures on current challenges and directions in medical imaging by research and clinical faculty, shadow clinical radiologists at the University of Washington Medical Center, and engage with a research mentor in a laboratory to complete a hands-on research project.

Applications for the Summer 2020 program will open in December 2019.  This page will be updated as details are available.

Program Features

  • Study at a highly ranked department in one of the world’s leading public universities — the University of Washington.
  • Work with research and clinical faculty to complete and present a hands-on research project in Medical Imaging.
  • Attend the lecture series featuring clinical and research faculty members on the current state-of-the-art and research goals in Medical Imaging.
  • Shadow radiologists and clinicians at the University of Washington Medical Center to learn diagnostic procedures, workflows, and where research can make a difference.
  • Enjoy the beautiful University of Washington campus, neighboring University District community, and the University of Washington South Lake Union Campus, UWs research-only campus located in the middle of Seattle’s tech headquarters.
  • Meet university students from around the world while enhancing your electrical and computer engineering and critical thinking skills.
  • Experience the vibrant city of Seattle and its many outdoor attractions during the beautiful summer season.

Social Events and Outings

Students in the program will attend a kickoff party, and a graduation party at the completion of the program. Weekend and social activities will be coordinated by the program exploring the Seattle area’s vibrant culture and beautiful natural setting.

How to Apply

Applications will be available starting in December 2020. Please check back for more information. If you have questions please email zach1@uw.edu

Instruction dates

July 6 – August 28, 2020

Program length

  • 8 weeks
  • 23 hours per week

Continuing Education Units

This non-credit program is worth 18 Continuing Education Units (CEUs), equivalent to 180 UW instructional hours. Students who successfully complete the Advanced Medical Imaging Program receive an official record of successful completion of 18 CEUs from UW Continuum College (UWC²). Students interested in receiving credit at their home institution for the program experience should request this from their home institution prior to attending.


UW Seattle campus, University of Washington Medical Center, and the University of Washington South Lake Union Campus.


On-campus housing will be available for students in the program, through UW Housing and Food Services Summer Conference Services. Students seeking on-campus housing need to apply for individual on-campus housing here. Students may also choose their own housing arrangements.