NEW SWEDISH RURAL TRAINING TRACK

 

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The Swedish Rural Training Track (SRTT) is a partnership between the Swedish Family Medicine Cherry Hill Residency (SFMCHR) in Seattle, and the North Olympic Healthcare Network (NOHN) and Olympic Medical Center (OMC) in Port Angeles, Washington.   The RTT is a 1+2 year program where the first year is spent at SFMCHR and the second and third years are based on the rural Olympic Peninsula about 90 miles west of Seattle in Port Angeles.  The goal of the RTT is to train Family Physicians to practice full spectrum family medicine in a rural environment. 

NOHN is a Federally Qualified Health Center where the RTT faculty have been practicing full spectrum rural family medicine since 1978 including inpatient and outpatient medicine and pediatrics and operative OB and hospital procedures including colonoscopy and EGD.  NOHN also serves as a clinical clerkship site for the University of Washington School of Medicine.  The Seattle and Port Angeles programs have strong teleconferencing capabilities allowing interactive participation with home Seattle program during weekly afternoon didactic conference time. 

OMC is a 60 bed medical center with a long history of a strong family medicine staff.  Family physicians have provided broad-spectrum care within the hospital since it was started in the 1950’s and continue to comprise the largest segment of the medical staff now.  There is a wide array of supportive subspecialty attending physicians who enjoy teaching and who are involved with the residents and medical students.  OMC is a rural hospital with approximately 500 births a year, 30,000 ER visits and busy adult and pediatric inpatient services.

Port Angeles is a community of approximately 20,000 between the Olympic Mountains and the salt water Strait of Juan de Fuca.  The local community is home to several coastal Native American tribes as well logging, fishing and maritime industries.   The headquarters of Olympic National Park are located in Port Angeles as well as the Black Ball ferry to Victoria, Canada, that is about an hour and half away by boat.   Outdoor recreation opportunities abound with the mountains and ocean so close.  The town has many good restaurants and many community activities.

The NRMP Match number: 1755120C9

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