Welcome to Kaiser Permanente Washington Family Medicine Residency at Seattle
We are one of the original 11 family medicine residency programs and have been training family docs since 1969. We are leaders in family medicine residency innovation. We provide training within one of the most advanced and highly functional health care systems in our nation so that our residents graduate with the skills necessary to provide tomorrow's primary care.
What makes us stand out?
Advanced primary care
Kaiser Permanente Washington has transformed primary care, and our residency has been a full partner in the process. Through the use of registries, close teamwork with the clinic staff, robust staff support, integrated specialty care, a broad scope of practice, and cutting-edge utilization of electronic and phone visits, we have one of the most-advanced primary care clinics in the nation. Training in this setting allows each resident to learn how to practice in and design advanced primary care.
Program Director - Working in an integrated care delivery system
Training at Kaiser Permanente differs from the traditional "block" model employed at many residency programs. Instead of focusing exclusively on one service or specialty each month, our trainees care for a panel of 400 patients for 3 years, provide inpatient OB, IM, and pediatric care, treat urgently sick patients, care for a geriatric panel, and participate in rotating sets of specialty experiences at a regular pace throughout their three years of training.
The longitudinal curriculum and family medicine training
Racism is at the core of inequities in the social structures and health systems of this country. These inequities are destructive to the health of patients and the well-being of care providers. We are committed to training leaders in primary care and improving the health of our community through our commitment to undoing racism.
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