Welcome to Our Internal Medicine Residency Program
Meet the Program Director
It is my great pleasure to introduce you to the Internal Medicine Residency program at Swedish Hospital, where I completed my training in 2013. My approach is “hands on” and transparent in nature. I interact with the house staff 12 months a year in a variety of learning environments which include duties as a teaching attending while supervising a medicine service, conducting Morning Report sessions and working side-by-side with residents in my own outpatient clinic.
The strengths of the residency program at Swedish Hospital are many, but I would like to highlight a few here.
- First, you will find your time spent here being supported by not only the Medical Education Department, but the hospital staff in general. Being a community-based hospital, there is a ‘team’ approach to our care and, as a resident, you will benefit from the environment that has been created here. I pride our program on how approachable the hospital team members are and how comfortable you will feel during your training here.
- Next, due to our location and the population we have the ability to serve, the pathology and patient experience you will encounter here is second to none. You will be more then prepared by the end of your three years of training and, I believe, our board pass rate along with job/fellowship placement speak to that.
- Lastly, something that I encountered as a resident was the flexibility that this program provides. Your education is our primary focus and anything that we can do to ‘mold’ this program to your needs will be pursued. It is a true open-door policy and one that our past and current residents continue to thrive in!
I look forward to having an opportunity to meet with you personally and further discuss our program. If you have any questions, please direct them our way!
Dr. Dale Swims
Associate Program Directors
If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Medical Education office at 773-989-3808 or firstname.lastname@example.org.