SWEDISH FAMILY MEDICINE RESIDENCY PROGRAM-CHERRY HILL CAMPUS
550 16th Avenue, Suite 100 (Clinic), Suite 400 (Administration)
Seattle, Washington 98122
Located on the Cherry Hill Campus of Swedish Medical Center in central Seattle, this site emphasizes care for a medically underserved, ethnically diverse, inner city population.
Swedish Family Medicine Cherry Hill is an innovative family healthcare center with the mission of training physicians of diverse backgrounds to provide evidence-based, community oriented primary care and advocate for social justice to improve the health and well-being of vulnerable populations. A hospital-based primary care center, it was first established in 1974, with a clientele consisting mostly of the urban poor of central Seattle. Swedish Family Medicine is part of Swedish Medical Center – the largest, most comprehensive health-care system in the Pacific Northwest. The clinic serves patients from all over Seattle, as well as from adjoining counties. The clinic serves as the main clinical training site for the Swedish Family Medicine Residency Cherry Hill. The clinic trains a total of 12 family medicine residents (4 residents in each of 3 training year classes). In addition, the clinic trains pharmacy residents and social work students as well as 1st year medical students doing their Primary Care Practicum and 3rd year medical students doing their Family Medicine Clerkship. The clinic offers a variety of specialty services in addition to Family Medicine including; integrated behavioral health with 1 psychiatrist and 3 psychologist/social workers, sports medicine, integrative medicine, addiction medicine, and procedure clinic. Students will have the benefit of working with a variety of clinic instructors ranging from senior residents to core faculty within the residency.
In addition to the clinical experience, students will spend 1 week working with the Family Medicine Service rounding on hospitalized patients.
Experiential curriculum in full spectrum outpatient and inpatient family medicine
Procedural opportunities: joint injections, toenail removals, I&D’s, skin punch biopsies, motivational interviewing
Team structure outpatient clinic: Patients seen and precepted with either a senior resident or family medicine residency faculty. Clinical team includes 1 RN, 1-2 MA’s, 2-3 resident or faculty providers. There are 3 clinical teams operating within the clinic each day.
Team structure inpatient: 1 attending, 1 R3, 2 R2’s, 3 R1’s, 1 MS4 student, 1 pharmacy student
FUN, rigorous, teamwork/collegial atmosphere
Just east of the Swedish First Hill campus, Swedish Cherry Hill is located in a quiet residential area near Capitol Hill and the Central District. The campus is easily accessible by public transportation.
Students take call 2 times during their daytime shift while on the 1 week in-patient service portion of the rotation.
This site emphasizes care for a medically underserved, ethnically diverse, inner-city population. 50% of our patients live within the central district and rainier valley areas of Seattle. We serve a racially diverse populations of people with the following racial demographics; 33% Black/African American, 30% White/Caucasian, 6% Asian. Our patients speak a total of 44 different languages. About 25% of our visits are interpreted with the following language demographics; 6% Spanish, 4% Amharic, 3% Tigrigna, 2% Somali, 4% Cantonese, and 3% Vietnamese. Finally, 42% of our patients have Medicaid, 11% have Medicare, 34% are insured through their employment, and 11% are “self pay” of which 60% is funded through Swedish’s charity care program.
Housing not applicable. The campus is easily accessible by public transportation.
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