5 Things You Might Not Know About the Alumni Association

From continuing education to local meetups, see what the Alumni Association can offer you.


Since 1950, the UW School of Medicine Alumni Association has been here to support our alumni and provide a community of connection. However, even some of our long-time members may not know about all the wonderful programs and services we offer. Find out what you may have been missing out on — and please share with a colleague who may be interested!

1. You are one of thousands of graduates of the UW School of Medicine. The School has over 32,000 alumni, and graduating from any program makes you a member of the alumni association. This includes MD, MD/PhD, residents, fellows, PhD, PA-C (MEDEX), MA, MS, BS, PT/DPT, OT and P&O alumni.

2. Alumni awards aren’t just for MDs. Do you know a fellow alum who is achieving remarkable things? Honor them with an alumni award nomination! Submissions open in fall every year, and graduates from any of our programs are eligible for awards. Learn more and see past recipients.

3. We offer convenient online sessions for CME credit. Did you know that as an alum, you can earn CME credit by joining the Department of Medicine’s Grand Rounds? These live online lectures are held twice a month and are open to all alumni. Visit the Grand Rounds website to learn more about upcoming topics and sign up.

4. We’re planning fun events around the WWAMI region and beyond. We’re working hard to expand our presence outside of western Washington through our happy hour series in Seattle, Portland, Boise and Anchorage. Let us know where we should go next!

5. Your classmates want to hear what you’re up to. We asked, and you answered: Updates from fellow classmates are the best part of the alumni newsletter! Did you get married? Start a new position? Move across the country? Make a breakthrough in research? Whether it’s professional or personal news, we would love to share your milestones with your fellow alumni. Keep us updated!