Information for Students

Welcome to Swedish Graduate Medical Education!

The Swedish GME office offers learning experiences for the following student types:

  • Medical Student (MD or DO)
  • Physician Assistant Student (PA)
  • Podiatry Student (DPM)
  • Dental Student(DMD/DDS)

If you are a Pharmacy Student please contact the Pharmacy Coordinator.
If you are a health care student not listed above, please contact Swedish Clinical Education at

A few things to note:

  • Persons under the age of 18 are not allowed to do a student rotation. Instead, please contact volunteer services.
  • Swedish GME does not provide placements with preceptors for students. Please contact an administrator from your home institution for a list of preceptors. In the event that your home institution also does not do placements, and has not engaged a preceptor for your specialty, you can search for one through our medical staff listing.


If you are a student (MD/DO, DPM, DDS/DMD, PA) who has arranged a rotation with a Swedish provider, please submit application at least three (3) weeks in advance.   

Please read the Swedish Medical Center GME Student Rotation Procedure Guide before submitting the application.

If you are a student who is interested in completing a rotation but does not have an agreement with a Swedish provider, please visit to find a provider and contact their office directly to arrange placement. The GME office does NOT provide placements with providers.

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 (in Washington) before applying. 

New Affiliation Agreements: The Swedish Graduate Medical Education (GME) Office will gladly facilitate a new agreement with your school prior to your rotation. Please have the appropriate contact at your school reach out to to begin this process. Allow 8-12 weeks prior to your rotation to fully execute the agreement and complete the onboarding process.

Please Note: New Affiliation Agreements are currently only being processed for rotation start dates on or after July 1, 2019.

If you are interested in arranging an experience with a nurse/nurse practitioner, medical assistant, radiology technician, physical therapist, audiologist, or any other type of Allied Health professional, please contact the Swedish Clinical Education department:

All documents need to be uploaded at the time of application submission.

Required Documents*

Confidentiality Form

Confidentiality Form  

Letter of Good Standing or Background Check

A letter of good standing from your institution.


Basic option for Washington State, using name and DOB:

If you are not from Washington State, you will need a current official background check run in the state of your primary residence.

Personal Health Insurance Card

Scan of personal health insurance card



Liability Insurance Verification

Please ask your institution for a copy of the Liability Insurance.

Vaccine and Immunization Requirements

Please see the Vaccine and Immunity Requirements from Swedish Medical Center

Photo ID Information

1) Please complete the Photo ID Application

2) You will also submit a copy of government-issued ID

Swedish Orientation Modules

Safety Orientation Modules can be found here:

*You will not be able to submit your application unless all documents are submitted.

Next Steps

Applicants will receive a confirmation that your application has been submitted from the Swedish GME office with in 2 business days. Applicants are notified along with the department’s coordinator and preceptor about the approval or if there are additional steps/documents needed before the start of the rotation.

If you have questions or need further information please contact the Swedish GME office at

Swedish GME Student Application



Please contact the Swedish Graduate Medical Education office.

Phone: (206) 320-5301