About Us

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.


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Clinic Phone: 509-626-9900

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

 Email: [email protected] 

Mission Statement:

The Spokane Teaching Health Center fosters the region’s healthcare needs through inclusive, community-based education, training, and retention of a strong healthcare workforce.

Core Values:

  • Community-engaged partnerships
  • Patient-centered and compassionate care
  • Health science education
  • Integrated research
  • Inclusive interprofessional training
  • Primary healthcare access for all

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.



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.



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.



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.