Congratulations to the Providence Swedish physician residency class of 2023

July 21, 2023 Swedish Communications

Our residency programs across Puget Sound train physicians in family medicine, rural medicine, dental, obstetrics and gynecology, general surgery and foot-and-ankle surgery, among other specialties. 

Today we celebrate 61 physician residency graduates from Providence Swedish’s Class of 2023. Training the next generation of physicians is part of our mission to the community. After medical or dental school, physicians receive up to five years of graduate medical education in our hospitals and clinics to prepare them for the next step in their careers.

“The training of physicians is essential to carry out the Providence vision of the health for a better world,” said Arooj Simmonds, M.D., chief medical officer at Providence Swedish. “These graduates have dedicated their lives to learning the art and science of medicine. We are grateful to have been a part of their education journey and have seen firsthand their dedication to caring for patients in our communities.”

Our residency programs across Puget Sound train physicians in family medicine, rural medicine, dental, obstetrics and gynecology, general surgery and foot-and-ankle surgery, among other specialties. These doctors come to Puget Sound from across the country to gain experience by caring for diverse patient populations.

In fact, you may have received excellent care from a physician resident at a Providence Swedish campus as part of their on-the-job education. Residents are supervised by their attending physician who is responsible for patient care and the education of newer physicians.

After graduation, residents may begin practicing independently or begin a fellowship to further their education in a specialty area.

Join us in congratulating our Class of 2023 and welcoming those who plan to practice medicine in our communities.

As part of our commitment to the community, Providence Swedish contributed $55.3 million in 2022 toward health professions education and research, including funding of residency programs. Find out more about residencies and fellowships at Providence Swedish.

Providence Swedish Physican Residency Class of 2023

  • Cherry Hill Family Medicine: 11
  • Cherry Hill Family Medicine Rural Training: 2
  • Cherry Hill Foot & Ankle Surgery: 2
  • First Hill Dental: 5
  • First Hill Family Medicine: 11
  • First Hill General Surgery: 10
  • Providence Regional Medical Center Everett Family Medicine: 8
  • Providence St. Peter Family Medicine: 7
  • Providence Chehalis Family Medicine: 3
  • Providence St. Peter Summit Medical Center: 2

About Providence Swedish

Providence Swedish has served the Puget Sound region since the first Providence hospital opened in Seattle in 1877 and the first Swedish hospital opened in 1910. The two organizations affiliated in 2012 and today comprise the largest health care delivery system in Western Washington, with 22,000 caregivers, eight hospitals and 244 clinics. A not-for-profit family of organizations, Providence Swedish provides more than $540 million in community benefit in the Puget Sound region each year. The health system offers a comprehensive range of services and specialty and subspecialty care in a number of clinical areas, including cancer care, cardiovascular health, neurosciences, orthopedics, digestive health and women’s and children’s care. 

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