The Spokane Advance Clinician Track of the University of Washington Psychiatry Residency Training Program uses a wide variety of facilities as clinical teaching and training sites.
In Seattle, PGY-1 and PGY-2 residents rotate primarily through University of Washington Medical Center and Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic, Harborview Medical Center, and the Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System-Seattle Division. Residents interested in Child Psychiatry may also receive training at Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center. For more information about these sites, please visit our descriptions of the Seattle Training Sites.
In Spokane, adult and child and adolescent inpatient rotations are completed at Sacred Heart Medical Center, while Eastern State Hospital rotations include geriatric and adult inpatient experiences, and forensics. The outpatient experience is based primarily at Spokane Mental Health, but additional training opportunities at Gonzaga University, Family Medicine Spokane Clinic, Deaconess Medical Center, and private offices, community clinics, and correctional facilities are incorporated into the clinical rotation structure. In the final year, residents may also choose elective experiences in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, or Wyoming. For more information about the training sites in Spokane, please visit our description of the Spokane Training Sites.
On-call responsibilities are essentially limited to the time spent in Seattle during the first one or two years of the residency training program. A Call Committee, composed exclusively of resident representatives, assigns on-call shifts in an equitable fashion, honoring as much as possible individual requests. A night float system is used at Harborview Medical Center. At other sites, residents are relieved of their duties no later than 2:00 p.m. on the afternoon following a call night.