Information for Students and Observers


Swedish Medical Center offers observerships for up to 40 hours in one month, once per academic year (July 1 – June 30). 

If you are interested in observing a physician, nurse practitioner, midwife, or physician assistant, please visit to find a provider and contact their office directly to arrange placement.

Once a provider is confirmed for your requested dates, apply 3 weeks in advance by visiting:

In an effort to make this clinical experience safe and rewarding for observers and patients, observers are asked to provide documentation regarding immunizations, insurance, and completed background check. Full details of all required materials will be sent to you once your application is submitted.


If you are a student, including medical, physician assistant, mental health, nurse practitioner, or midwife, who has arranged a rotation with a Swedish provider, please apply 3 weeks in advance by visiting:

Affiliation agreements are required to be active for all schools prior to the beginning of the rotation; please verify your institution has an agreement in place with Swedish Health Services before applying. 

The Swedish Graduate Medical Education Office will gladly facilitate a new agreement with your school prior to your rotation; please work with your administrative contact at the program you are rotating to begin this process. Allow 8-12 weeks prior to your rotation to fully execute the agreement and complete the onboarding process.

Are you interested in arranging an experience with Nursing or Allied Health? 
Please contact: 


Observer Policy for US Pre-Med and Physicians

Observer Policy for International Invited Guests


Please call the Swedish Health Services Graduate Medical Education Administration office at 206-320-5301