Transitional Program Coordinator
101 W 8th Ave
Spokane, WA 99204
Letter from the Director
The fully accredited Transitional Year program at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane is one with a rich history dating back over century ago. Rooted in an atmosphere of mutual learning, kindness and respect, our core philosophy is firm. We take great pride in providing an experience rich in procedures, hands on training and a broad subset of medical knowledge.
Throughout the year, you will enjoy exposure to the fundamental aspects of medicine while having the flexibility to focus on your advanced specialty. After matriculation, residents continue on to anesthesiology, radiology, ophthalmology, dermatology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and radiation oncology. Transitional residents work alongside other ACGME accredited programs in internal medicine, family medicine, radiology and psychiatry.
While living and working in Spokane, you will find an outdoor wonderland for hiking, biking, running, climbing, and skiing. You will not be disappointed by the amazing restaurants, entertainment, breweries, cideries, and fun community activities around town. It is easy to see why every year one in five transitional year residents return to Spokane after their advanced training. We truly take pride in our remarkable legacy of physicians.
Should you have further questions about the Transitional Year program, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Danielle Wolff, MD MPH
Director, Transitional Year Program
To train superb physicians an academic community based program that cares for all with dignity and respect, especially the poor and vulnerable. We pride ourselves in preparing physicians in a collegial and supportive environment rich in clinical experiences that provide a foundation in medicine and life-long learning that will be carried into their respective fields of practice. A work life balance is valued and emphasized, and the Pacific Northwest provides a unique setting for learning while offering a variety of opportunities to maintain authenticity of mind, body, and spirit.
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Spokane Teaching Health, a sponsor of graduate medical education programs in the Inland Northwest, believes that diversity of ideas and experiences is integral to our educational and clinical missions. Diversity enhances creativity and thoughtfulness in our mission and serves as a catalyst for change which will ultimately lead to better solutions to the healthcare needs of the populations we serve. To that end, we are committed to fostering diverse perspectives. We recognize that individuals’ perspectives are shaped by a host of factors, such as their race, ethnicity, gender, physical and mental ability, age, socioeconomic status, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, familial status, education, religion, legal status, military service, political affiliation, geography, and other personal and professional experiences.
We know that the presence of diverse perspectives alone is not sufficient. Therefore, we also are committed to creating inclusive environments where all individuals are encouraged to share their perspectives and experiences. We believe that only through valuing our differences and similarities, and remaining vigilant in advancing equity, will we be able to maintain an equitable workplace and actively pursue equity in all aspects of our work. We commit to being continuous learners and working alongside others to cultivate equity, diversity, and inclusion.