The Residency becomes a Reality!

Posted on January 29, 2016 with 0 comments

After a three year development process we are thrilled to announce that the Sea Mar Marysville Family Medicine Residency has officially received initial accreditation from the ACGME! We will begin the residency in June of 2017, with 6 residents. This is an important milestone for Sea Mar, Providence, and all our residency partners in Snohomish County.

Our vision to have a community health center based FMR is finally realized. We are responding to the need for more family physicians, especially in CHC and underserved/rural settings. Our residents will be trained in full-spectrum family medicine, with the goal of our residents continuing their careers in in CHCs or other underserved environments. Sea Mar has a proven mission of working with all underserved persons, which will be instilled in our residents. Our residents will do their major hospital rotations at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, which has supported this endeavor from the beginning. Their mission is very much like that of Sea Mar. Our residents will receive strong training at PRMCE, because of their dedicated medical staff, and since there are no other residencies at this 500 bed hospital. Sea Mar is a Community Health Center, supported by the community and dedicated to serving our community. This FMR will be like-minded. We have found eager and willing specialists in this county who will share their wisdom with the residents as they rotate in their clinics. We will all benefit from many of these graduates settling in our communities, providing more medical access, and high-quality, patient-centered care.

We look forward to growing our partnerships in the community as the residency develops, sharing ideas and dedicating energy towards making this program great. We also have strong support from the UW Family Medicine Residency Network, with whom we are affiliated. Thank you for your continued support, we are so excited to share the news of our accreditation!

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