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:

  • Received the maximum amount of accreditation (5 years) from the Residency Review Committee.
    Community-based hospital with five continuity clinic training sites serves a diverse mix of urban underserved patients. All five training clinics accept uninsured patients – no one turned away for the inability to pay.

  • Family Medicine Service that cares for hospitalized patients of all five sites and benefits from evidence-based teaching delivered by Family Medicine attendings from all five 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.
    Outstanding Pediatrics training with weekly pediatric lectures and stellar teachers drawn from our hospital and community practices.

  • Residents who value the balance between work and play and faculty who support this balance.
    Focus on evidence-based medicine throughout the curriculum.

  • Global Health Initiative offers residents international rotations in Kenya and Ethiopia.

  • Strong commitment to underserved community with outreach to homeless youth and victims of violence.
    Areas of Concentrations in Addiction Medicine, Legislative Advocacy, International Medicine, 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 research or 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, biopsies, circumcisions, with options for training in vasectomies, terminations, and LEEPs.

  • Abortion training exposure integrated into core gynecology curriculum with elective rotations and Area of Concentration available to train to competency.

  • Nationally renowned Behavioral Medicine training including didactics and resident wellness sessions led by a prominent UW Psychiatrist, Integrative Medicine faculty, and Integrative Medicine Fellow. Month-long Behavioral Science intensive rotation in the second year and two week rotation in the third year.

  • Opportunities to teach visiting 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.

  • Electronic Medical Record (EMR) at all five clinic sites and on the Family Medicine Service.

  • 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.

  • Musculoskeletal training and opportunity to attend Seattle University (D1) sports games as team doctor. 
    Opportunity to participate with ski patrol every winter

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