Program Highlights

The Swedish Family Medicine Residency Program Cherry Hill trains physicians to provide the highest quality care to underserved patients in an environment of clinical excellence, ethnic diversity, cultural sensitivity and lifelong learning.


Program Highlights:

  • Full spectrum family medicine.  In the last graduate survey, 68% of our graduates continue doing OB.
  • Community-based hospital with five Seattle continuity clinic training sites serving a diverse mix of urban underserved patients. All five training clinics accept uninsured patients - no one turned away for the inability to pay.
  • A rural training track emphasizing full spectrum, rural medicine.
  • Emphasis on antiracism work in the program, our sponsoring institution and our communities.  Annual diversity workshop, regular race caucusing, Race in Medicine lecture series, afterhour reading group and afterhour discussion groups.
  • Family Medicine Service that cares for hospitalized patients of all five Seattle sites and benefits from evidence-based teaching delivered by Family Medicine attendings from all five Seattle clinics.
  • Multi-disciplinary approach to inpatient Family Medicine training provides teaching in Adult Medicine, Critical Care, Pediatrics, OB, Pharmacology and Social Work.
  • Strong Resident/Faculty partnership empowers residents to shape the program to meet their needs.
  • Residents who value the balance between work and play and faculty who support this balance.
  • Focus on evidence-based medicine throughout the curriculum.
  • International Health Area of Concentration offers residents international rotation in Malawi, reading curriculum and monthly lectures.
  • Strong commitment to underserved community with outreach to homeless youth and victims of violence.
  • Areas of Concentrations in Addiction Medicine, International Health, Maternal-Child Health, Sports Medicine, Integrative Medicine, Rural Medicine, and Reproductive Health.
  • Longitudinal curriculum in Community Medicine that gives residents guided hands-on experience in community capacity building.
  • Addiction Medicine and Chronic Pain Management curriculum, supervised by 3 addiction medicine-certified faculty members.
  • Buprenorphine training and certification for all residents and a required Addiction Medicine rotation.
  • Robust OB curriculum, including training in high-risk antepartum, chemical dependency in pregnancy, and low risk pregnancies, with training by OBs, Family Medicine providers, and OB Fellows.
  • Outpatient procedure training including colposcopy, ultrasound, dermatology, circumcisions, with options for training in vasectomies, abortion and LEEP.
  • Abortion training integrated into core gynecology curriculum with elective rotations and Area of Concentration available to train to competency in first and second trimester procedures.
  • Behavioral Medicine training including didactics and resident wellness sessions led by Psychiatry and Integrative Medicine faculty and Fellows. Month-long Behavioral Science intensive rotation in the second year and two week rotation in the third year.  Behavioral science based Family Medicine Intensive rotation for all interns at the start of internship.
  • Opportunities to teach medical students from the University of Washington and other medical schools.
  • Supportive hospital with resident-centered services such as free parking, meal allowance, and family-friendly call rooms.
  • Musculoskeletal training and opportunities be on the sideline at Division 1 Seattle University athletic events with the team doctor. Opportunity to participate with ski patrol with faculty every winter.
  • Beautiful Seattle location with easy access to outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing, boating, and kayaking.Vibrant arts scene including independent film, theater, and music.
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