To educate the next generation of obstetrician-gynecologists to provide compassionate, patient-centered, and highly skilled care through hands-on training, in a supportive, inclusive community-based program committed to evidenced-based curriculum. We will strive to mentor and teach highly capable and independent practitioners providing a full scope of women’s health care through engaged and committed faculty, as well as comprehensive and collaborative subspecialty exposures.

First and foremost we will be serving our community. Swedish Medical Center in Seattle draws from an extensive radius including the surrounding states; from rural and remote Alaska to the urban downtown population, Swedish draws from an ethnic and socioeconomic diverse population. Residents will be caring and advocating for this heterogeneous patient population.

Our residents will have the opportunity to have a wholistic view of obstetrics and gynecology, as well as creating their own path for professional interests through the options afforded in increasing elective blocks that allow for tracking.

Program Aims

Through direct patient care, focused education, and service to diverse populations the OBGYN residency at Swedish Medical Center aims to:

· Educate the next generation of well-rounded, independent OBGYN practitioners

· Expose them to the breadth of our specialty, and the available subspecialties

· Develop capable surgeons by offering exposure to a high-volume of minimally invasive surgery including operative hysteroscopy, vaginal hysterectomy, and complex laparoscopic and robotic procedures.

· Focus on evidence-based obstetrical care and high-risk, collaborative care for the pregnant woman

· Prepare these OBGYN physicians to serve as expert consultants for Family Medicine and CNM and other midwife practitioners in the community

· Train residents in population health and care of the medically underserved

· Educate these providers in the history of racial discrimination in medicine and the social determinants of health

· Ground the training of these physicians in the specialties of OBGYN such as GYN oncology, MFM, Urogyn, REI and Family Planning

· Expose residents to experts in important areas of general OBGYN practice such as vulvovaginal specialties, sexual health and menopause specialties

· Directly address the importance of diversity education, history of discrimination, and racial equity in medicine

· Offer opportunities to spend extra time in a particular area of interest, or gaining needed skills through increasing elective opportunities each year of training for the purpose of tracking for professional development