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Family Medicine Residency Program Information

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Program Information

Our Family Medicine Residency Program is a community-oriented, full-spectrum and operated by an organization dedicated to primary care. Most of Community Health Care’s (CHC) family physicians care for patients in-clinic, at local hospitals and deliver babies. What you learn at CHC, you can practice here for the rest of your career – as well as in other underserved areas or rural communities that need full-spectrum family doctors.

Community Health Care has focused on primary care for nearly 50 years providing medical, dental, pharmacy and behavioral health services to our patients. In 2014, CHC began training the next generation of family physicians as an integral part of our mission. We are clinic-based and are not run by a hospital. Our focus is to provide comprehensive skills necessary for family physicians serving in the complex setting of the country’s health care safety net.

Our state-of-the-art building is located in the community it serves near downtown Tacoma, Washington, an integral city here in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Inpatient rotations are at St. Joseph’s Medical Center and Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital, where CHC physicians care for adults and children, as well as deliver babies. We have affiliations with both hospital outpatient networks and private physicians in the community to provide additional didactics and block rotations, including surgery, dermatology, sports medicine, geriatrics, and cardiology.

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  • First-year resident: $53,268

Time Off

  • 20 days of paid time off (PTO) in each year of residency.


  • Insurance is provided. Residents are responsible for a small portion of medical, dental, long term and short term disability premiums.

Meal Stipend

  • $75 per month

Malpractice Insurance

  • Malpractice insurance is provided.

CME Allowance

  • $ 900 per annum
  • 3 days of leave