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Family Medicine Residency Program

   

The Seattle Indian Health Board (SIHB), one of five training sites of the Swedish Cherry Hill Family Medicine Residency Program, provides a unique opportunity to train in a community health center with a team of dedicated family and pediatric physicians, nursing professionals, traditional healers, and others. All of our staff are committed to serving the health needs of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and the underserved of our community.

Since 1994, SIHB been a satellite of the nationally-acclaimed Swedish/Providence Cherry Hill Family Medicine Residency Program and the University of Washington’s Family Medicine Residency Network.

The SIHB site is an ideal opportunity for applicants considering a career in providing health care to American Indians or Alaska Natives in either a rural, reservation, or urban setting.

Overview

The SIHB  is a 3-year, ACGME-approved training experience for those considering careers in a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with a special emphasis on Indian health. In fact, the SIHB Family Medicine Residency is one of two programs in the country which offers focused training in the care of American Indians and Alaska Natives. SIHB operates as a satellite continuity site to the Swedish/Providence Cherry Hill Family Medicine Residency Program.

We prepare family physicians for careers in Indian health care, particularly in tribal Indian Health Service (IHS) and urban Indian health facilities. The residency program offers opportunities to train American Indians, Alaska Natives, and others in the health profession for service to Indian people. Training is provided in an environment designed to address the unique cultural and health problems faced by American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Drawing upon the extensive experience and diversity of SIHB faculty, staff and employees, residents have unique opportunities to learn about Indian health, including participation in community outreach and collaboration with traditional health practitioners.

The residency is part of the University of Washington's Regional Family Medicine Network, which has been repeatedly rated number 1 for primary care by US News and World Report. Attending physicians are board-certified and hold appointments as clinical faculty at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Instruction is augmented with additional SIHB health care professionals and traditional Native healing mentors.

The SIHB medical clinic is located just blocks from downtown Seattle in the International District and is less than one mile from the Swedish/Providence Cherry Hill Family Medicine main campus.

To learn more about the Residency Program, click here to visit the Swedish Cherry Hill Family Medicine Residency Program.