Swedish First Hill Family Residency

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Site Details: 

Thirty residents, nine family physician faculty, two psychologists, and support personnel staff the Swedish Family Medicine residency program. Other clinic faculty include a psychiatrist, consultant pediatrician, orthopedists, and a podiatrist. Many seminars and didactics are offered during the clerkship. The student can also do nursing home visits, visit an alcohol treatment center, spend time in the pain clinic, physical therapy clinic, and work in our lab. Students will work at the Downtown Family Medicine Clinic, a satellite residency-training site run jointly with the Public Health Department - Seattle-King County.
There are three sites including:
• Swedish-First Hill-serving a wide mix of patients including Somali and Vietnamese patients.
• King County Public Health-Downtown-serving the urban poor
• Swedish Community Health Medical Home-Ballard-a new practice integrating the concepts of the patient centered medical home.

Satellite Sites: 



Located on First Hill near several other major medical facilities. The hospital is within walking distance to downtown and Capitol Hill. Public transportation accessible.

Common Clinic Patients: 

The clinic serves the inner-city underserved; women, children, homeless, minority, and refugee patients are aided by the clinic.

On-Call Duties: 

Call is encouraged but optional. The student is welcome to do one continuity visit with a resident on obstetric call.


Housing not applicable. Please ask your site coordinator for more information about transportation requirements.


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