Swedish Family Medicine Residency at First Hill

From its origins as a pioneer program in 1970, Swedish Family Medicine Residency-First Hill has remained dedicated to the objectives of its training mission. Our goal is to provide the best educational environment and experience to prepare residents to be highly skilled family physicians. Throughout their experience at Swedish, our residents are given extensive learning opportunities in both inpatient and outpatient medicine, with special attention to preparing them to practice the full spectrum of family medicine.

We are enthusiastic about the future of Family Medicine and see the need for family physicians to fill the role as medical leaders in the communities they serve at both the local and national level. We also believe that the foundation of the health of our nation and world must be built on well-trained family physicians serving in the key role as primary care physicians. Therefore, the scope of Family Medicine will continue to evolve as the needs of our communities dictate. The additions of our Fellowships in Obstetrics and Geriatrics and our four new resident Areas of Concentration in Psychiatry, Obstetrics, International Medicine and Wilderness Medicine are clear examples of ways in which we are leading the way in re-shaping the vision of Family Medicine into the 21st century.

Carla Ainsworth, M.D.

Program Director