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For Observers

Swedish Health Services / Swedish Medical Center has two main teams that onboard learners coming into our system. We handle shadowing experiences (observerships) according to the type of PROVIDER to be shadowed.

Graduate Medical Education (GME) team offers Observerships involving the following PROVIDER types:

  • Physicians (MD/DO)
  • Physician Assistants (PA-C)
  • Podiatrists (DPM)
  • Dentists (DMD/DDS)
  • Nurse Practitioners

If you are interested in arranging a shadowing experience with a Nurse (RN) or Allied Health Professional (e.g., medical assistant, radiology technician, physical therapist, audiologist), please contact the Swedish Clinical Education team:

A few things to note:

  • Swedish GME does not provide placements. Please search for a provider to precept through our provider listing:
  • Persons under the age of 18 are not allowed to do an observership.
  • GME does not offer Observerships to - nor accept Observership Applications from - PROVIDERS (MD/DO, PA-C, DPM, DMD/DDS) who are (1) learning procedures or taking training courses from a Swedish Provider, or (2) trying to bridge an interim period prior to being a privileged at Swedish. Please contact to inquire about temporary / interim privileges.