Resident Policies and Benefits

A full description of the resident benefits and policies established with the Graduate Medical Education Department at Swedish can be found at the following link:

  • Some of the benefits offered include:
    • Swedish offers Medical, Dental, Vision, Long and Short Term Disability and Partially paid Parental Leave
    • Meal stipend of $200 per on campus rotation
    • Cell phone stipend of $50 per month
    • Free parking
    • Paid Washington State training license, DEA license
    • Coverage for USMLE Step 3 fees (one time payment)
    • Yearly CME stipend (PGY-1 $250; PGY-2 $750; PGY-3 $1100; PGY-4 $1500)
    • The Ob/Gyn department will provide residents with a stipend for work shoes
    • Current (2021-2022) resident stipends:
    • Beginning in AY 2023-2024, PGY1 residents are eligible for a $4,000 lump sum payment for relocation, and $2,000 in annual housing support in addition to the relocation assistance. PGY2-6 residents and fellows are eligible to receive $5,000 annually in housing support
($4,000 paid prior to start date to assist in relocation -to change next year, see above)

The Swedish Ob/Gyn Residency will closely follow all ACGME required policies in terms of work hour policies, resident evaluations, and program policies

Resident Evaluations: The primary basis for evaluation will be the Obstetrics and Gynecology milestones and six core competencies- medical knowledge, patient care, professionalism, interpersonal and communication skills, practice based learning and improvement, and systems based practice. Evaluations and milestones will be specific for each postgraduate year of residency, allowing for training level specific evaluation of resident progress.

Work Hour Policies: Swedish Ob/Gyn residency will closely follow all ACGME required work hour polices. Work hours will be logged in New Innovations. Clinical and educational work hours must be limited to 80 hours per week, averaged over a four-week period, inclusive of all in-house clinical and educational activities, and clinical work done from home. Residents must be provided with one day in seven free from all educational and clinical responsibilities, averaged over a four-week period. At home call cannot be assigned on these free days. Residents must have at least 14 hours free of clinical work and education after 24 hours of in-house call. Clinical and educational work periods for residents must not exceed 24 hours of continuous scheduled clinical assignments.

A night float system will be utilized for clinical coverage at night, which will follow the ACGME policies of of the 80-hour and one-day-off-in-seven-requirements.