Curriculum and prerequisites

Prerequisite curriculum is managed by each university affiliate. Specific coursework may vary from one affiliate to another. If you would like to learn more about the coursework required before beginning clinical training, please contact the admissions department at whichever institution(s) you may be interested in attending.

The curriculum during clinical training at UW Hospitals and Clinics is five semesters long, consisting of four traditional semesters and two summer sessions. Students participate in the didactic and clinical portions of the program simultaneously. Combined didactic and clinical hours total 40 hour per week.

We do not offer part-time or evening education. Students should expect to be in class or clinical rotations from 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Monday–Friday.

Detailed descriptions of junior and senior year courses for each specialty are available in our Program Handbook (pdf) on pages 15-17 (Echocardiography) and 21-24 (General).