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Spokane's St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute To Open A New Residency Program

Courtesy of Providence Health Care

Spokane’s medical education infrastructure continues to grow.

Providence Sacred Heart has announced it is planning to open a new residency program for new doctors in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation.

The new residency program will be operated by Providence Health Care and its St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute in Spokane.

Beginning in the summer of 2021, the program will take six new physicians, who will train for three years, and then go on to work in the field of rehabilitative medicine.

St. Luke’s operates a 102-bed inpatient hospital for people who need services and re-training while recovering from medical procedures and illnesses. The residents will do some of their work at St. Luke’s, but also at Providence’s other Spokane facilities, including Sacred Heart and Holy Family Hospitals and Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital.

This is the latest Spokane medical residency program to be sponsored by Providence. It also operates programs in internal medicine, family medicine, psychiatry, radiology, pharmacy and dentistry.

In September, Washington State University’s College of Medicine, based in Spokane, announced the creation of its first medical residency program, though it will be based in Everett. Spokane’s Veterans Administration Hospital participates in the Spokane residency programs, as well as in a optometry residency program with Pacific University, based in Oregon.