Department of Urology

Visiting Student Sub-Internship Program



It is our mission to educate for the future by providing clinical and research training for candidates interested in academic or community-based careers.


· To recruit some of the nation’s strongest candidates from diverse backgrounds who have demonstrated a foundation of intellect, hard work, curiosity, and leadership.

· To provide our residents an outstanding and well-rounded training experience in a variety of clinical and research settings to maximize their potential.

· To provide excellent mentorship and feedback from academic leaders to encourage our trainees to grow, develop and aspire to become excellent clinicians.

· To inspire our graduates to become academic leaders, leaders in their community and help meet the urologic needs of the WWAMI region.

The sub-internship program at the University of Washington is designed to give medical students who are interested in matching in urology exposure to our program while providing an immersive educational experience. Sub-interns at the University of Washington function as members of the surgical team, participating in outpatient clinics, inpatient care, emergency procedures, and the operating room.

Traditionally, sub-interns spend a total of four weeks in two different affiliated hospitals in order to achieve the highest level of education and clinical experience possible, but the experience can vary depending on availability. The four participating locations include:

Sub-interns are expected to give a 7 minute presentation in an area of urology of their choice near the end of their rotation. All visiting students doing a sub-internship in urology will have their formal urology residency interview held during their rotation with a follow up phone interview with the Residency Program Director in November.

Due to high demand, the sub-internship application for visiting students is a competitive process. Medical students who would like to be considered for the University of Washington Urology sub-internship are required to submit the following:

  1. CV
  2. Personal statement or letter of interest
  3. Application Form
    • COMLEX/USMLE Step 1 Score:
    • COMLEX/USMLE Step 2 Score (if applicable):
    • Clinical rotations and grades
      • Comments about grading system (if any)
  1. UW VSAS application –– – this step is required if you are selected by the department to do a rotation as a visiting student.

Please submit all application materials by February 24, 2023 to the Clerkship Administrator ( with the subject line of Urology Sub-Internship Application.  You will receive confirmation of your application submission within 3 business days and please contact us at or 206-221-1509 if you do not.

Visiting sub-internship positions are available as four week rotations:

  • 06/26/23 – 07/21/23
  • 07/24/23 – 08/18/23
  • 08/21/23 – 09/15/23

***Note: Students who encounter a scheduling conflict due to timing of their school’s rotation may be given an exemption for a three week rotation within those time frames.

Applications are due by February 24, 2023 and will be reviewed in the weeks that follow.  Notifications and selection of preferred rotation dates will follow and offers are contingent on the successful completion of the required VSAS application.  Applications received after February 24 will be reviewed and decisions based on remaining slots available.

More Info

Medical students interested in the urology sub-internship at the University of Washington should contact the Clerkship Administrator:

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