The University of Washington is a dynamic institution with an incredible wealth of robust intellectual and research opportunities. US News & World Report Ranks the University of Washington school of medicine as one of the top schools in the nation, providing ample opportunity for scholarship and research. It was at the University of Washington that the Scribner shunt was developed, paving the road for future efforts in kidney dialysis. Much of stem cell transplant also had its start at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center which partners with UW as part of the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. The University of Washington as a whole consistently ranks as one of the top-funded universities in the country, receiving more than $1 billion in federal funding annually. This provides a rich opportunity for surgical residents to collaborate with a diverse network of professionals to further their educational, clinical, and research goals.