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Michelle Hedeen

Family Medicine, Harrison Medical Center

About Me

I grew up in Issaquah WA, attended Liberty High School in Renton WA and received my Bachelor of Science degree from Washington State University (Pullman) in 2011. While in college I was on the Lightweight Women’s Crew team and a member of Alpha Phi sorority. After undergraduate college I worked as a certified nursing assistant at Swedish Hospital, volunteer EMT/firefighter with Eastside Fire and Rescue, and emergency department scribe. I applied to medical school with the goal of becoming a full-spectrum rural family physician within the Pacific Northwest and received my acceptance call from the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine on May 3, 2017. While in medical school I served as a co-lead for our family medicine interest group, attended the AAFP national conference for students and resident in Kansas City, volunteered with NAMI (the National Alliance on Mental Illness), and served a member of the AAMC Organization of Student Representatives.

My medical school journey

Through medical school I appreciated every rotation and specialty experience as important learning experiences for my future in family medicine, needing to know a little bit of everything. I have developed strong interests in mental health, women’s health, and palliative care, which are areas of need in many communities within our state.

Hopes & Aspirations

I hope to practice family medicine in a smaller community within the Pacific Northwest. I am drawn to full-spectrum practice including delivering babies as well as end of life care. I am excited for the possibilities available within primary care and once I find my community to serve, I will be able to develop my practice to provide the care they need.