Internal Medicine Residency Program–Everett

WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine’s community-based residency program prepares highly-skilled and well-rounded general internists to care for underserved and rural communities of Washington State. With five training facilities in the Puget Sound, our residency program offers an unparalleled diversity of patient populations and clinical care. Our residents train in an evolving value-based care model, focusing on care coordination, patient outcomes, caregiver satisfaction and optimized health care utilization.


To develop, recruit, and retain compassionate, dedicated, and well-rounded general internists suited to care for our rural and underserved communities throughout the state of Washington.

The WSU Internal Medicine Residency Program — Everett is an innovative catalyst for future internal medicine physicians. We are a group of dedicated clinician educators united by a common purpose: to develop, recruit and retain internists to serve the rural and underserved communities in Washington state. The main inpatient clinical training site, Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, is uniquely positioned in an urban center with close access to many maritime and mountain rural and underserved communities in Washington. During the 2nd and 3rd years, residents rotate throughout Western Washington in these communities where they work in both inpatient and outpatient settings. These opportunities in community-based and critical access hospitals provide emergency, basic, and chronic disease management services to remote populations of Washington. They are essential to health, care, and viability of our rural and underserved communities. Collaborating with these communities is central to the mission of our program: decreasing health disparities and improving access to high value care and well-trained general internists.

Our program strives to prepare residents for the future of health care delivery through our distinctive training model. Residents spend a portion of their training each year integrated into an evolving value-based model of care focusing on care coordination, patient outcomes, caregiver satisfaction, and optimized health care for high risk populations. We seek applicants who are passionate, dedicated, and driven to improve the health of their community—particularly those with an innovative spirit who will be engaged in their learning at Washington State University. We aspire to prepare graduates to excel as physician leaders in their community and to transform health care and learning health systems in the rural and underserved communities we serve.

Matthew Hansen, MD
Program Director

Program Highlights

  • Clinical training that focuses on both subspecialty and general medicine
  • Exposure to community-based practice in our underserved and rural communities
  • Five Puget Sound-based training sites, providing exposure to diverse clinical care settings and patient populations
  • Large referral-based hospital as primary training site
  • Abundant opportunities to teach 3rd & 4th year medical students at the core clinical site of Providence Regional Medical Center Everett
  • Rare opportunity to help shape a new residency program

Program Size

40 Residents
12 Categorical PGY-1
4 Preliminary PGY-1 Positions Available
Resident at the Internal Medicine Residency Program in Everett Washington

Training Sites

The program offers broad clinical experience over a range of clinical settings. Residents will have the opportunity to provide supervised patient care at our primary teaching hospital, Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, and at various clinical training sites.

Internal Medicine Everett rounds

Visiting Student Sub-Internship Opportunities

Sub-I opportunities are offered for students interested in pursuing internal medicine in underserved communities. Sub-I rotations are available each fall and provide students with hands-on training as an active participant in the Internal Medicine Residency Program.

ACGME Accreditation

The Internal Medicine Residency Program – Everett is fully accredited by the ACGME in good standing with an accreditation and recognition status of Continued Accreditation. The ACGME awards a status of Continued Accreditation to programs that demonstrate substantial compliance with the requirements and standards.