Swedish Cherry Hill Family Medicine
Since 1974, the mission of the Swedish Family Medicine Residency Program Cherry Hill has been to improve the well-being and health of the medically and socially underserved by training doctors to provide comprehensive, high-quality and continuous health care to diverse populations. The residency is a member of the University of Washington's Affiliated Network of Family Medicine Residency Programs.
We provide evidence based, community-oriented primary care with an emphasis on OB, inpatient medicine, addiction medicine, sports medicine and integrative medicine. Our program operates as a partnership between faculty and residents with resident leadership at all levels from curriculum development to residency policies and clinic operations.
The core of our training takes place within three family medicine centers in Seattle: Swedish Family Medicine Clinic Cherry Hill, Sea Mar Community Health Center and Seattle Indian Health Board. Joined by their common mission, each of the three residency sites provides care that focuses on, but is not limited to, a particular population. Although the training requirements in all three centers are identical, the patient populations vary. Nearly all of our graduates work with underserved populations incorporating inpatient care and obstetrics.
We have four continuity clinic sites with each emphasizing the care of a unique patient population; residents work together in all other aspects of their training. This allows residents to have a genuine connection to the community they serve while remaining part of a larger residency support system. By sharing their diverse experiences, residents help each other grow into more compassionate and culturally competent physicians.
Swedish Medical Center is an equal-opportunity employer, and we strongly encourage minority candidates to apply to our program.
The goals of the Swedish Family Medicine Residency Program Cherry Hill are:
- To maintain and continuously improve our education program for the family physician of the future so they are qualified to practice superb family medicine in all possible settings.
- To provide the highest-quality culturally sensitive medical service to our patients as individuals, families and communities.
- To provide training in and exposure to an underserved practice environment, thus encouraging but not limiting this as a career choice for graduates.
- To operate the residency as a partnership between faculty and residents by providing maximum learner autonomy, while maintaining the highest educational standards.
- To foster an attitude towards lifelong learning among residents, which will give them the tools for future growth, regardless of how their practice changes over time.
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