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The Family Medicine of SW Washington Sports Medicine Fellowship is located in Vancouver, WA. Directly across the Columbia River from Portland, OR, Vancouver--known affectionately by residents as "The Couve"-- is the fourth largest city in Washington with a population of about 162,000. The Fellowship is based at Family Medicine of Southwest Washington (FMSW), a large free-standing and hospital-supported clinic near downtown Vancouver. PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center is the sponsoring institution for both the Fellowship and the Family Medicine Residency. The Residency was established in 1995, and the Fellowship was established in 2015.
The Fellowship, while young, boasts a wealth of faculty experience, institutional excellence, community richness, and high quality of life. It will provide a broad range of training experiences in numerous settings to equip graduates to excel in many practice settings—primary care, orthopedic, academic, etc.
Family Medicine of Southwest Washington (FMSW) is part of the PeaceHealth Columbia Network. PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver, WA is its affiliated hospital. The FMSW Sports Medicine Fellowship was founded by Dr. Kevin deWeber and accredited by ACGME in 2015 and began training its first fellow in 2016. The FMSW Residency was founded in 1995.
The primary mission of the Sports Medicine Fellowship is to train family physicians for success in Primary Care Sports Medicine while enhancing the health and well-being of our community. FMSW is committed to innovation and quality in both Fellowship and Residency education and in patient care. In addition, the graduate medical education (GME) programs are intended to provide a service to the community by meeting the medical and health care needs of the medically underserved in the Vancouver area.
University of Washington Family Medicine Residency Network
The FMSW Residency joins 24 residency programs throughout the Pacific Northwest to comprise the University of Washington Family Medicine Residency Network (WWAMI). This affiliation combines the benefits of sharing resources, problem solving and information, with the independence to design and implement a unique curriculum and program style.
PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center
FMSW's GME programs are sponsored by PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center (PHSW). Founded in 1858, PHSW has a proud tradition as the oldest medical institution west of the Rocky Mountains. PHSW is a non-profit organization and is governed by a community board of directors. Ongoing expansion and renovation projects have implemented state-of-the art technologies that enable PHSW to remain a leader in regional healthcare. Attributes of the Medical Center include:
PeaceHealth Southwest provides a full range of outpatient and inpatient diagnostic, medical and surgical services. Over 3,200 employees and nearly 600 active medical staff members support 32 distinct medical specialty services and programs, which include: