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Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any additional requirements for application?

The standard requirements as outlined in PhORCAS are all that are required. Should you match to our site, you will be asked to fill out an online application through our normal HR recruitment process. Successful completion of pre-employment screening (drug screen & background check) will be required.

Can you explain the WSU affiliation?

Residents provide support to onsite activities throughout the year. These including helping precept students, running journal club and participating in chalk talk/case presentations. Opportunities for residents provide didactic and small group education to first- through third-year students are available. A long-standing relationship with the College of Pharmacy, formal affiliation and proximity to the campus provide a great experience. A teaching certificate is offered.

Where is Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children’s Hospital located?

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children's Hospital is located in Spokane (approximately 280 miles east of Seattle) in the Inland Northwest. The area is surrounded by a variety of nature and landscapes including rolling wheat fields, forests, snow-capped mountains and clear lakes, with a river at the center of the city. Spokane has four seasons, which accommodate a wide variety of outdoor activities. With several colleges nearby, it is host to college sporting events and community sports, including Hoopfest (largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament in the world) and Bloomsday (the second largest timed road race in America).

What is life like in Spokane?

  • Entertainment
    Spokane's arts scene and cultural heritage offer an incredible entertainment experience. There are award winning museums, orchestras, performing artists and Broadway shows (at the Performing Arts Center.) Parking is plentiful and easy. From comedy to concerts to theater, the performances and prices are tough to beat.
  • Dining
    Numerous restaurants, bakeries, coffee shops, and bistros offer plenty of dining options!
  • Wine tasting
    Washington is great wine country! The Spokane area alone has over 10 wine-tasting rooms. The Tri-Cities wine industry, a two-hour drive from Spokane, is second in size only to California’s Napa Valley and has another 10+ tasting rooms.
  • Outdoor activities
    Spokane has four seasons that accommodate a wide variety of outdoor activities. Any and all outdoor activities can be pursued here. These include hiking numerous local trails at the 10,000 acres of Riverside State Park or Mount Spokane State Park. The more adventuresome can make the short drive to the Canadian Rockies or the Cascade Mountains.

    The Spokane Mountaineers offer a stellar array of outdoor pursuits, training courses and lectures to entice everyone from weekend warriors and seasoned experts. The Mountaineers sponsor trips and activities including kayaking, rafting, rock climbing, snowshoeing, mountain biking and hiking.
  • Spectator Sports
    For college sports, Gonzaga UniversityEastern Washington University and Whitworth University are in Spokane and play their games here. Washington State University, our closest PAC-10 school, is 70 miles south of Spokane.

    For professional sports, Spokane has several minor league franchises. The Spokane Chiefs hockey team of the Western Hockey League and the Spokane Shock of the Arena Football League both play at the Spokane Arena, while the Spokane Indians baseball team, a Texas Rangers affiliate, play at Avista Stadium.

What is the staffing requirement?

Resident’s will be expected to staff every other weekend starting Labor Day weekend in September. Staffing positions rotate between IV room, order verification, and clinical pharmacist on the floor. Residents will always be fully supported during their staffing requirements, yet, will work independently.

Does your residency program offer a PGY-2 in Critical Care?

Unfortunately, our program no longer offers a PGY-2 residency in Critical Care.