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Department Overview

BB1043 University of Washington Medical Center

The department is actively involved in quality patient care, teaching, and research concerning bone and joint problems. Special areas of expertise include foot and ankle, hand and microvascular, hip and knee, arthritis, sports medicine, pediatric orthopaedics, shoulder and elbow, spine, trauma, and tumors.

In addition to providing instruction for medical students, the department provides education at the graduate, residency, and post-residency levels. Selected medical students may elect research experience in the department. A fully approved residency offers opportunities to carry out fundamental and clinical research. Residents may work toward the master of science degree by meeting the requirements of the Graduate School and the academic unit offering the degree program.