Research is an integral part of residency at Swedish. Residents get to choose a subject they're passionate about to help further our understanding of modern medicine. Starting year one, our residents get to pitch ideas for their research and will cultivate their work for the next 4 years.
We're making a global impact
As the COVID-19 pandemic rapidly emerged over this past year, five of our residents were quick to step up and help deepen our overall understanding of the disease. Utilizing pulse oximeters our residents were able to show the benefit of home monitoring for early recognition of worsening disease requiring hospitalization.
The research was quick to be published in SAEM earlier this year and was cited by the World Health Organization in their recommendations for Home care for patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 and management of their contacts.
We're continuing to cultivate research in other areas as well, including psychiatric patient boarding in the ER, migraine headache relief, urinalysis interpretation, and more.
At Swedish we believe community service and research are core values to not only your education, but to your entire future
As part of our residency we all give back to our community in the form of a community outreach project. We strive to contribute to our amazingly diverse communities in both meaningful and quantifiable ways.
Past projects have included:
Asthma Education, with a grant for inhalers and other supplies
Pulse Oximeters and training on their use for our discharged COVID patients
Food and clothing drives during times of need in our communities
These projects are all designed by our residents. We choose whatever we're most passionate about and curate our project around that idea. These projects span across all 4 classes of our residents and give us a chance to spend more time together outside of the Emergency Room to help work towards a brighter future for our local population.