Family Medicine

Family Medicine Residency Spokane Training Track

Family Medicine Residency Spokane is an urban Family Medicine Residency Program located in downtown Spokane, Washington. From our inception, we have enjoyed an outstanding level of support from our geographic, medical and economic community.

We feel that we offer the best of both worlds: a strong academic presence by the University of Washington, Washington State University and surrounding medical schools as well as an abundance of clinical opportunities within our community.

We are extremely fortunate to have dedicated faculty and staff, who optimize the education of our resident physicians.

Our Patients

Primarily urban underserved population, including Medicaid and Medicare patients, some private insurance, and sliding-scale fee-for-service.

Our Facilities

Our clinic is located at the Spokane Teaching Health Clinic, a facility with onsite laboratory services, pharmacy, social work and counseling resources. Most of our hospital work is in Sacred Heart Medical Center including inpatient, obstetric, and inpatient pediatrics rotations. Sacred Heart Medical Center is the largest tertiary hospital in the Northwest with 668 beds. Some additional training takes place in nearby community outpatient sites. The hospital has resident call rooms and multiple doctor and resident lounges. Cafeteria food is good, with many choices … and free while on duty! There are also three Thomas Hammer Coffee stands located in Sacred Heart 

The Rural Experience

Given the large rural area surrounding our moderately-sized city, we enjoy significant rural patient and practice exposure. Each of our residents rotates in one of our rural sites and this is a point of enhanced learning that our residents rave about.

Obstetrics with Flexibility

Our program offers the flexibility for a more enhanced and hands-on obstetrics experience that is well beyond what most programs can offer. We have a significant number of residents that graduate with the ability to get hospital privileges in c-sections if they pursue it.


We use Epic as our electronic health records, which is integrated with our hospital systems, laboratories and imaging centers. The University of Washington Network provides access to Healthlinks, an extensive electronic tool providing resources such as Dynamed, Up-To-Date, and much more.


We are committed to making things work for our residents, our patients and our community. This means if something is not working right, we will strive to make it better.


We collaborate closely with the Internal Medicine Residency and Psychiatry Residency to improve lecture teaching, patient care, and specialty clinics.  Given that thes eprograms do not concentrate on pediatrics and obstetrics, our program is the primary residency that these inpatient services rely on to staff with residents.  We also work with the Transitional Year Residency and Radiology Residency.  Because these are the only residency programs in town, Spokane offers many elective opportunities available for senior residents to tailor education to professinal interests- whether it be scopes, addtional procedural experience, or other community involvement.


Contact Us

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

For more information:

Email: Diane Borgwardt