GME Facilities Foster Deeper Learning

Skagit Valley Hospital

Skagit Valley Hospital is a 137 bed inpatient facility with highly trained clinical nursing teams and board-certified hospitalists. Skagit Valley Hospital provides a multidisciplinary approach, with clinical specialists and support services available to provide compassionate, comprehensive care to every patient. Residents will spend time caring for patients admitted to Skagit Valley Hospital, in addition to outpatient clinical care.

Skagit Regional Health’s Graduate Medical Education program resides in a newly renovated space on the third floor of the south side of Skagit Valley Hospital. GME administrators, coordinators, Program Directors and Program Faculty have offices in this wing so that they may be easily available to residents. 

The GME wing also contains many features of our residency programs, including:

  • GME Didactics Rooms
  • Locker Rooms
  • Shower
  • One of our two Resident Sleep Rooms
  • Resident Kitchen and Lounge
  • Library, including 8 computer workstations

The GME wing also provides easy access to Skagit Valley Hospital’s inpatient floors, Residency Clinics and SIM Lab.

Skagit Regional Clinics - Family Medicine Residency Clinic

Mount Vernon Family Medicine Residency ClinicThe Skagit Regional Clinics – Family Medicine Residency Clinic is located on the Skagit Regional Health Mount Vernon campus, adjacent to Skagit Valley Hospital. The Family Medicine program is structured to provide residents with advanced and concentrated training in family practice and to prepare him/her for examination leading to board certification in this discipline. The Family Medicine residency program aims to be both rigorous and personally fulfilling.


Skagit Regional Clinics – Internal Medicine Residency Clinic

GME Mount VernonThe Skagit Regional Clinics – Internal Medicine Residency Clinic is located on the Skagit Regional Health Mount Vernon campus, inside Skagit Valley Hospital on the southwest side. The Internal Medicine curriculum promotes learning via structure and supervised exposure based on an educational rather than service model. Supervision and mentoring are hallmarks of the program, with the resident given additional responsibilities and opportunities as his/her training and experience warrant.


Skagit Regional Health Interprofessional Clinical Simulation Lab

SimLabFunded by a grant through the Family Medicine Residency Network based at the University of Washington, the Skagit Regional Health Clinical Simulation Lab is equipped with more than $1 million of simulation lab equipment. This includes a “sim” adult, baby and child, along with other apparatus for practicing IV starts, intubation and other procedural techniques.

The lifelike, full-body, high fidelity mannequins can speak, bleed, blink, sweat, have seizures, make lung and heart sounds and exhibit a wide array of other human characteristics. The simulation lab is a significant benefit to Skagit Regional Health residents, as well as other caregivers in the organization.