Why Choose Swedish Hospital's Family Medicine Residency?

Choosing Swedish Hospital means choosing to train in a program that is rooted in the care of the underserved, whose mission is to ensure high quality healthcare is accessible to all patients, and who believe that resident wellness and support is as important as the care we provide to our patients.  You will discover the broad breadth of clinical pathology seen in your inpatient training experience at a safety-net community hospital and our outpatient continuity experience centered at Erie Family Health Center Foster Avenue Clinic – a federally qualified health center. 

Your training will start with a strong foundation in hospital medicine and will gradually advance to more time spent gaining skills and expertise in the outpatient clinic by caring for your own panel of patients.  By 3rd year of residency, the vast majority of training is dedicated to learning family medicine in the context of your outpatient clinic to ensure you are prepared for independent practice.

 Our patient population is diverse in ethnicity, religion, socio-economic background, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, age, country of origin and clinical pathology. You will see a wide variety of clinical cases here at Swedish hospital and gain the expertise needed to be a well-rounded family physician.  

This diversity is reflected in our staff, more than 50% of whom live within a five-mile radius of the hospital. Our staff speaks over 40 languages, and we have full time Korean and Spanish interpreters on site. Patients can access telephone translation of more than 240 languages, including sign language via video remote interpretation, 24 hours a day.

For more information on Swedish Hospital, view our Fact Sheet.

We're Busy

In 2018, we delivered 2,317 babies, saw 49,097 patients in the emergency room, performed 14,851 surgical procedures, admitted 12,613 patients and saw 300,470 patients in our clinics.

Now is a great time to be a primary care doctor at Swedish Hospital – there is a huge volume of outpatient appointments and we are looking to recruit and retain doctors after residency to meet this need.

We Care About Our Community

Community Outreach Program 2017-19 Focus

The hospital promotes a healthy lifestyle for our local community. We have a dedicated community relations team, who survey the local population every two years. This community health needs assessment determines their focus. For 2017-2019, we have six key areas.

  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease and stroke
  • Mental health
  • Nutrition, physical activity and weight
  • Maternal Child Support Breastfeeding Advocacy Group
As residents you will have the opportunity to work with the team and the community through local events and initiatives, free clinics, working with local organizations like Howard Brown Health Center

  • DEI taskforce- Staff, including residents, participate in raising awareness and fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion at Swedish, Erie, and in our community

We Care About Our Residents

  • Employee Wellness Program- maintaining the health of all employees is a critical part of our mission. Targeted health events, Galter life center gym and additional wellness programs are available to all residents to promote health and wellbeing.
  • Supportive faculty who respect residents individual career goals 
  • Swedish Psychologist on staff supports resident wellness, critical incident debriefing, and general support throughout training


Contact Us

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Medical Education office at 773-989-3808 or meded@schosp.org.