Cherry Hill Training Site

Swedish Family Medicine Cherry Hill is an innovative family healthcare center with the mission of providing quality care to indigent patients. A hospital-based primary care center, it was first established in 1974, with a clientele consisting mostly of the urban poor of central Seattle. The clinic serves patients from all over Seattle, as well as from adjoining counties but remains rooted in its diverse and historic neighborhood. 

The Cherry Hill clinic population is the most diverse of our training sites. There are more than 30 languages regularly spoken in our clinic with the most common being Spanish, Amharic, Tigringna, Oromo, Somali, Mandarin, Vietnamese and Tagalog. The English speaking population we serve is also exceptionally diverse: about 30% of our patients self-identify as African American, 30% as white, and the remainder are divided among many different ethnicities.

The Cherry Hill clinic is part of Swedish Medical Center - the largest, most comprehensive health-care system in the Pacific Northwest. As part of this larger organization, our indigent patients benefit from increased access to services, imaging and specialists. The Cherry Hill training site accepts four residents in each year of training.  In addition this is the clinic training site for the RTT interns.


Highlights of the clinic include:

As a resident-driven clinic, the Cherry Hill Training Site is continually changing to serve the needs of both its patients, the community, and the residents. Residents have been instrumental in bringing many new and exciting programs to clinic. This strong resident presence in clinic results in great learning experiences around practice management, managing patient panels, quality improvement, Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycles, and offers a multitude of leadership opportunities.

As the primary clinic for most of the residency's core faculty, this clinic also highlights many of the special expertise and training of our faculty. Some of these on-site specialty offerings include:

  • Centering pregnancy group visits
  • Integrative medicine clinic
  • Sports Medicine clinic
  • Mind-Body group visits
  • Procedure clinic
  • Colposcopy & LEEP clinic
  • Psychiatry clinic
  • Miscarriage management
  • Addiction Medicine and chronic pain management expertise
  • Low barrier buprenorphine clinic

The Cherry Hill clinic has a variety of other services available on site for the patients we serve. These services benefit both patients and our residents who are able to learn directly from these providers. Additionally, housing these offerings on site reduces barriers and expands access to this vulnerable population. Some highlights include:

  • Acupuncture
  • Cooking Matters classes
  • Dermatology clinic
  • Lactation consultant
  • OB Outreach clinic serving pregnant women with chemical dependency 
  • In-house pharmacy staff including pharmacy students and interns
  • In-house social workers and social work interns

The NRMP Match number 1755120C3 must be used when ranking this site.