Family Medicine of Southwest Washington


Committed to Innovation and Quality in Residency Education and Patient Care

Family Medicine of Southwest Washington (FMSW) is an unopposed, community-based, University of Washington School of Medicine-affiliated residency program located in Vancouver, Washington. It is a part of the University of Washington Family Medicine Residency Network and sponsored by PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center.

The three year family medicine residency program receives approximately 600 applications per year for eight PGY-1 positions. The program offers a comprehensive clinical education, the opportunity to gain hands on experience and direct mentorship from an exceptional core faculty, international rotation opportunities, quick access to the rich culture of Portland, Oregon and limitless recreation in the Cascade Mountain Range.

Extraordinary Training Resident Physicians receive broad spectrum training that includes obstetrics, leadership skills and commitment to care for the underserved of the community. FMSW guides residents to "find their voice" as providers, as well as individuals, and members of their families and communities. The ultimate goal of the program is to train superior Family Physicians, as judged by successful certification by the American Board of Family Medicine.​

Exceptional People The 23 faculty members are fully dedicated to the resident program and include 16 Family Physicians, an Internist/Endocrinologist, a PhD Behavioral Scientist, a sports medicine specialist, two PharmD Pharmacists and two Physician Assistants.​​​

Incredible Lifestyle FMSW recognizes the demanding nature of life in residency. The program balances rigor with a focus on allowing residents the opportunity for personal reflection, relaxation and rejuvenation.

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