About

Spokane Teaching Health Center

Sponsoring Institution:

The Spokane Teaching Health Center is the fully accredited institutional sponsor of Family Medicine Residency Spokane and its Rural Training Track located in Colville, Internal Medicine Residency Spokane, Sports Fellowship Spokane and Transitional Year Residency Spokane.

The Center is a 501c nonprofit organization formed in 2013 to capture the opportunity offered by the federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant to expand primary care residency positions. Eastern Washington has a critical shortage of residency slots and receiving the grant has allowed for expansion of both Family Medicine and Internal Medicine Residency programs. The STHC is a joint venture between Empire Health Foundation, Providence Health Care, and Washington State University Health Sciences Spokane. The board members appointed from the partners are very community centric and widely respected in a variety of fields.

Mission Statement:

The Teaching Health Center, a non-profit company, is the result of an innovative collaboration between Empire Health Foundation, Providence Health Care and Washington State University Spokane created to provide academic, community-based, multidisciplinary clinical education to health care professionals and patient care to all.

Committed to this mission, the STHC will:

  • Support patient centered and compassionate care in an academic teaching environment where physicians, nurses, therapists, counselors, pharmacists and other licensed health professionals work collaboratively in teams to enhance patient care and complement the professional training of each participating program.
  • Value the integrity and worth of each member of the health care team, promoting personal and professional growth by providing resources to enhance ongoing education, collaboration and teamwork resulting in a harmonious plan of care for each patient.
  • Make health care accessible, affordable and available to all.
  • Evaluate and provide for growth in academic medicine training by accommodating growing sectors of training and promoting health sciences education in the greater Spokane community.
  • Create an environment for integrated clinical research to increase medical knowledge and improved clinical outcomes for the future.

Academic Partners:

While the STHC was developed for resident physician training, Spokane is home to an increasing number of students in a variety of healthcare fields. Collaboration amongst all professionals is a hallmark of the STHC and the new clinic that was opened in 2016. Here residents work alongside pharmacy students, masters of social work students and PT/OT students to provide the very best care for patients while learning about team dynamics.

 

EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SPOKANE

EWU’s Masters of Social Work students learn all aspects of their profession and are an integral part of each of the three medical teams in the clinic.

 

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY SPOKANE

WSU Pharmacy students provide education to patients and assist resident physicians in many aspects of patient care. 

The WSU College of Medicine welcomes its inaugural medical school class of 60 students in August, 2017. These students will start working in the clinic during their M3 year.

 

GONZAGA UNIVERSITY / UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

The University of Washington provides medical school training for 60 students in Spokane on the Gonzaga University campus which is part of the University District. The clinic serves as an M3 site.

 

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    Spokane Teaching Health Center
    624 E Front Ave
    Spokane, WA 99202, USA

    Our Programs:

    ACGME-accredited, one-year experience in clinical and academic sports medicine that accepts one Family Medicine, or, new for 2016, Internal Medicine-trained resident each year. All graduates who are ABFM certified will be eligible to take the examination for a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine.

    Family Medicine Residency

    Family Medicine Residency Spokane

    Located in an outdoor lovers playground, we are a three-year, ACGME-accredited program that trains 10 residents per year in a collaborative medical neighborhood model with onsite ancillary services and a tertiary care hospital serving a tri-state region.

    Internal Medicine Residency

    Internal Medicine Residency Spokane

    Internal Medicine Residency Spokane is dedicated to training compassionate, highly skilled internal medicine physicians at a tertiary care center, combining academics with a mission of caring for the poor and vulnerable. 

    Transitional Year Residency

    Transitional Year Residency Spokane

    The fully accredited Transitional Year program at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane is one with a rich history dating back over century ago. Rooted in an atmosphere of mutual learning, kindness and respect, our core philosophy is firm.

    Radiology Residency

    Radiology Residency Spokane

    We are a small, friendly, community-based program, providing four years of excellent training in all aspects of medical imaging. Residents receive their training in a modern tertiary care hospital and several busy state-of-the-art imaging centers.

    Obstetrics Fellowship

    Obstetrics Fellowship

    Our fellowship in obstetrics and family medicine offers a unique opportunity to learn management of high risk and operative obstetrics, while teaching and mentoring residents, medical students and obstetrical staff. This program consists of 13 four-week rotations, and includes precepting Family Medicine residents and elective time.

    Sports Medicine Fellowship

    Sports Medicine Fellowship

    ACGME-accredited, one-year experience in clinical and academic sports medicine that accepts one Family Medicine, or, new for 2016, Internal Medicine-trained resident each year. All graduates who are ABFM certified will be eligible to take the examination for a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine.