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 observerships or a student rotation. Instead, please contact Volunteer Services.
  • Swedish GME does not provide placements with preceptors for students. Please work with your home institution/program administrator or coordinator for rotation setup. 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.


Swedish has two main teams that onboard learners coming into our system.

If you are arranging for a rotation as a candidate for MD/DO, DPM, DDS/DMD, PA, Graduate Medical Education ( handles your onboarding.  Please submit your Rotation Application no later than three (3) weeks in advance of a proposed start date

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

Students must work with their home institution/program to be setup for a rotation at Swedish.  Home institutions/programs must have an Affiliation Agreement with Swedish in order for Swedish GME to process a rotation application.  If your home institution/program has no Preceptor identified in their Affiliation Agreement, and does not handle placements, please visit to find a provider and contact the provider directly to arrange placement. Swedish GME office does NOT handle placements with providers, except through the Affiliation Agreement.

Affiliation Agreements are required to be active for all schools prior to the beginning of the rotation; please verify that your institution has an agreement in place with Swedish Health Services (in Washington State) 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.

If you are arranging for a rotation as a candidate for Nurse/Nurse Practitioner or Allied Health Professional (e.g., medical assistant, radiology technician, physical therapist, audiologist, etc.) please contact the Clinical Education team at

Rotation Application. All required documents or items need be uploaded or confirmed at the time of Rotation Application submission. (*You will not be able to submit an application unless all documents/items are uploaded/confirmed.*)

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

Your home institution should provide you a copy of 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:

If, for whatever reason, you still have required documents that could not be uploaded with the Application, please send those to, indicating who they are from and for what rotation.

After Application Submission

Applicants should receive confirmation of receipt of an application within two (2) business days. The specialty administrator/coordinator and preceptor should be included in that notification.

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