Sea Mar Community Health Center -Seattle is part of a large and successful community health center dedicated to the care of the medically underserved and the Latino population of Seattle. Sea Mar was founded in 1976 by a group of Latino community leaders.

The residency program was established  at the site in 1987.  This pioneering collaborative effort between a community health center and an established residency program continues to provide excellent training to residents (3 AAFP Bristol Myer Squibb Award winners in the past 15 years).

As a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), Sea Mar is ideal for residents who desire to work with a multicultural, Latino rich community. Conversational Spanish skills are required as a minimum, as is a love for obstetrics, pediatrics and for immersing yourself in a dynamic community organization.

In-hospital rotations for Sea Mar residents are the same as for residents at the Swedish Cherry Hill clinic, while their ambulatory clinic practice takes place at Sea Mar Community Health Center.

The Sea Mar clinic provides:

  • High volume training in OB, pediatrics, and ambulatory medicine.
  • NCQA certified medical home since 2014.
  • Ultrasound clinic, procedure clinic, urgent care clinic, Dermatology clinic, Gynecology clinic, sports medicine clinic, nursing home site, colposcopy clinic and circumcisions.
  • Specialty care including a hypertension specialist, infertility specialist.
  • Health educators, social workers and care coordinators  located on site.
  • A multitude of free patient resources including zumba, yoga, diabetes education and nutrition classes.
  • Immersion into a broad array of community services for our patients such as mental health treatment, addiction treatment,  maternal support services, WIC, dental care, preventive health services and ESL classes to name just a few. Opportunity for involvement in community service programs supported by Sea Mar such as Fiestas Patrias, the Latino Health Forum and a yearly holiday party.

A large percentage of Hispanic (50 percent), Southeast Asian and other minorities utilize the community health center. Sea Mar operates an additional 29 migrant and clinic health centers in the Puget Sound area — Residents who are interested also have the opportunity to obtain elective experience at these clinics.

A separate NRMP Match number 1755120C4 must be used when ranking the Sea Mar satellite program. And applicants should mark the Sea Mark track designation when applying to the Swedish/Cherry Hill Program through ERAS.

Click here to visit the Sea Mar Residency website: www.seamar.org/seamar-residency/