University of Washington Health Sciences consists of the schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health and social work. It also comprises many research and training institutes, including the Center for Human Development and Disability, the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. The health sciences schools are considered among the nation’s finest in graduate-level training for health professionals.
UW Medicine trains health professionals and medical scientists, conducts research to improve health and prevent disease worldwide, and provides primary and specialty care to patients throughout Seattle/King County and the WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho) region.
UW Medicine comprises Harborview Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine and Airlift Northwest. UW Medicine also shares in the ownership and governance of the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance with Seattle Children’s Hospital and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and shares in ownership of Children’s University Medical Group with Seattle Children’s.