Spokane Teaching Health Clinic, WSU Health Sciences Spokane

Monday, January 2, 2017

The STHC formed in November 2013 in response to a critical shortage of primary care medical residencies in eastern Washington, and also an  opportunity to apply for more residents through the federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The HRSA funds are intended to support teaching health clinics with residencies and so the consortium created the Spokane Teaching Health Clinic (STHC) and has successfully increased the number of medical residency positions in eastern Washington. Medical residents are physicians who just graduated from a medical school but must complete at least three years of training before they are eligible to practice. More information.