UW Medicine is one of the top-rated academic medical systems in the world. With a mission to improve the health of the public, UW Medicine educates the next generation of physicians and scientists, leads one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive biomedical research programs, and provides outstanding care to patients from across the globe.
The University of Washington School of Medicine, part of the system, leads the internationally recognized, community-based WWAMI Program, which serves Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. Tor 26 straight years, U.S. News & World Report has ranked the school as one of the top three U.S. sites for primary-care training. It is also second in the nation in federal research grants and contracts with $850.6 million in total revenue (fiscal year 2017), according to the Association of American Medical Colleges.
In FY2018, UW Medicine had more than 27,000 employees and revenue of more than $5 billion. Also part of the UW Medicine system are Airlift Northwest and the UW Physicians practice group, the largest physician practice plan in the region. UW Medicine shares in the ownership and governance of the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance with Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Seattle Children’s, and also shares in ownership of Children’s University Medical Group with Seattle Children’s.