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 value 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 broad-scope, community focused 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 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 2020, we delivered 2,008 babies, saw 45,073 patients in the emergency room, performed 12,354 surgical procedures, admitted 11,501 patients and saw 269,672 patients in our clinics.

Now is a great time to be a Family Physician 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

The care you provide for patients at Swedish Hospital will directly impact the health of individuals in the community. More than that, the Hospital and program are committed to addressing social and structural determinants of health. Residents Work directly with a variety of hospital-based community outreach programs, below are just a few!

  • Food ConnectionsFood Connections: increasing healthy food access and promoting food security among Swedish patients, staff and the surrounding community. 
  • Healthy Chicago Equity Zone: Funded via COVID relief, this community focused program is working to develop individualized solutions to greatly health equity within Chicago communities. (https://swedishcovenant.org/community/healthy-chicago-equity-zone)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

  • Robust 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
  • Psychologist on staff supports resident wellness, critical incident debriefing, and general support throughout training
  • Structured Advising program



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.