Family Medicine of Southwest Washington

Committed to Innovation and Quality in Residency Education and Patient Care



Family Medicine of Southwest Washington (FMSW) is an unopposed, community-based, University of Washington affiliated residency program located in Vancouver, Washington. It is a part of the University of Washington Family Medicine Residency Network and sponsored by PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center.

The highly competitive residency program offers a comprehensive clinical education, the opportunity to gain hands on experience and direct mentorship from an exceptional core faculty, and quick access to the rich culture of Portland, OR and the limitless recreation in the Cascade Mountain Range.

Residents receive broad spectrum training that includes obstetrics, leadership skills and commitment to care for the underserved of the community. FMSW guides residents to "find their voice" as providers, as well as individuals, and members of their families and communities. 

FMSW recognizes the demanding nature of life in residency. The program balances rigor with a focus on allowing residents the opportunity for personal reflection, relaxation and rejuvenation.

The 23 faculty members are fully dedicated to the resident program and include 16 Family Physicians, an Internist/Endocrinologist, a PhD Behavioral Scientist, a sports medicine specialist, two PharmD Pharmacists and two Physician Assistants.