Family Medicine Residency Program

Welcome to Swedish Covenant Hospital’s Family Medicine Residency program! We understand that choosing the location for your postgraduate training is one of the most challenging decisions you will make. Please take a further look into our program and get to know us a little better.


Ann M. McDermott, D.O., Director of Medical Education and Family Medicine Residency
Vaidotas Petrus, M.D., Director of Family Medicine Residency 
Irina Daniel, D.O., Associate Director

Faculty are available for Internal Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Pediatrics, Family Medicine, Psychiatry, most of the major subspecialties and Allied Health Services.


Our Family Medicine Residency Program is by the AOA. Throughout the three years of training at Swedish Covenant Hospital you will receive maximum learning and patient management opportunities in the community hospital setting.

Family Medicine Residents spend three half days a week in the resident clinic. The Erie Foster Avenue Health Center offers a comprehensive, highly trained team of medical, dental and behavioral health professionals. Residents inherit a panel of patients from a graduating senior and gain new patients from Emergency Room follow-ups. The resident has the opportunity to follow-up with patients who were admitted to the hospital with the Inpatient Teaching Services. As the resident continues throughout training, a continuity panel is created for a comprehensive ambulatory experience. 

Summary of Curriculum

The Family Practice curriculum is comprehensive and undergoes regular review to ensure that it meets the educational needs of our residents.

Family Medicine Curriculum and Electives 

The Family Medicine Residents participate and attend a wide variety of monthly conferences. These include Ambulatory Care Conference, Clinical Pathology Conference, and Morbidity and Mortality Conference.  Beyond monthly conferences and morning reports, residents participate in various training activities as well as daily didactics in general medicine such as teaching rounds, management rounds, ambulatory care and their primary care experience. 

How to Apply

Swedish Covenant Hospital does not offer Visa Support. All applications must be submitted through ERAS online system. Swedish Covenant Hospital requires these documents to be considered: 

  • NBOME scores 
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Copy of the Dean’s Letter
  • Official Medical School Transcripts

Contact Us

Thank you for your interest in Swedish Covenant Hospital. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Medical Education office at 773-989-3808 or