From its origins as a pioneering family medicine program in 1970, Swedish Family Medicine Residency-First Hill has remained dedicated to the training outstanding family physicians and leaders. Our mission is to provide the best educational environment and experience to prepare residents to be highly skilled family physicians to better serve our community. Throughout their training at Swedish, our residents are given extensive learning opportunities in both inpatient and outpatient medicine, with special attention to preparing them to practice the full spectrum of family medicine.

We are enthusiastic about the future of Family Medicine and see the need for family physicians to fill the role as medical leaders in the communities they serve at both the local and national level. We also believe that the foundation of the health of our nation and world must be built on well-trained family physicians serving in the key role as primary care physicians. Therefore, the scope of Family Medicine will continue to evolve as the needs of our communities dictate.  The additions of our Fellowship in Obstetrics and Geriatrics and our Areas of Concentration in Global Health and LGBTQ are clear examples of ways in which we are leading the way in re-shaping the vision of Family Medicine into the 21st century.