Thank you for considering a four week residency rotation with SEARHC. We currently accept residents who are in their second and third years of training.

In all our four week rotations, you will experience living in Southeast Alaska with access to amazing winter and summer recreational activities. World class outdoor activities include: downhill & cross country skiing, hiking, biking, fishing, hockey and more.


  • AK resident license fee (if needed)
  • Round trip airfare
  • Cost of apartment
  • Rental car
Key Responsibility #1:

Provide clinical health care services to the inpatients and emergency room patients of Mt. Edgecumbe Medical Center to include evaluations, clinical analysis, recommendations and complex diverse methods of therapy and treatment under the supervision of an attending physician.

Key Responsibility #2:

Provide clinical health care services to the ambulatory patients to include evaluations, clinical analysis, recommendations and complex diverse methods of therapy and treatments. This may include field visits to remote locations. Attending physician will be readily available for consultation.

Key Responsibility #3:

Takes evening/night/weekend call as assigned by the Medical Director. Clinical work will be supervised by an attending physician.

At SEARHC, we see our employees as our strongest assets. It is our priority to further their development and our organization by aiding in their professional advancement. Working at SEARHC is more than a job, it’s a fulfilling career.

SEARHC was established in 1975 under the provisions of the Indian Self-Determination Act as a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. The intent of this legislation was to have Indian Health Service programs and facilities turned over to tribal management. Our contracting with IHS began in 1976 when we took over management of the Community Health Aides Program. In 1982, we took over operation of the IHS Juneau clinic, now the Ethel Lund Medical Center, and took over operation of Sitka’s Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital in 1986. We are one of the oldest and largest Native-run health organizations in the nation.

Residency Rotation in Haines

The SEARHC Haines Health Center is looking for family medicine R3s and R2s (at the end of their second year of residency), including family medicine and internal medicine pediatric residents, to join a medical staff that serves 2,000+ people in rural Southeast Alaska. The rotation offers residents the opportunity to perform full-spectrum family medicine supported by an integrated care team. Residents will perform comprehensive healthcare services that range from obstetrics and pediatrics to emergency medicine and hospice care.

Core Competencies Gained:

• Critical thinking skills and ability to pivot from outpatient primary care to emergency medicine and home-based care
• Experience directing a volunteer EMS team to provide emergent patient stabilization for medical evacuation
• Ability to navigate the complex logistics of patient transport including flight medicine and U.S. Coast Guard coordination

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Residency Rotation in Juneau

The SEARHC Ethel Lund Medical Center in Juneau is searching for family medicine and internal medicine-pediatric residents to join its medical staff in a unique clinic and hospital setting. Enjoy the best of both worlds by joining us for a rotation where we share hospitalist duties and spend time in an outpatient clinic with great staff all while enjoying an excellent quality of life. The rotation offers the opportunity to practice full spectrum family medicine with obstetrical care, urgent care, chronic care and inpatient medicine.

For more information contact our residency coordinator Sandrenia Katasse:

Core Competencies Gained:

  • Ability to juggle inpatient and outpatient medicine while working in an integrated medical home model
  • Present consults by telephone in a succinct manner to consultants not present on site
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Residency Rotation in Sitka

SEARHC Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital in Sitka is looking for R3 years to rotate through various specialties such as general surgery, ENT, OBGYN, radiology and orthopedics. Residents have the opportunity to experience comprehensive health care beginning with primary prevention programs and extending through high-level hospital care. All of this in the unique setting of frontier medicine teaches specific skills such as weighing the risks and benefits of patient transports, assisting in the management of patients from a distance and working with care providers ranging from physicians to health aides. The experience is further enhanced by the seamless connection to a tertiary care center including a shared EHR.

Core Competencies Gained:

  • Critical thinking and decision making skills in challenging patient care scenarios
  • Ability to regularly use telephone consults and telemedicine to provide patient care
  • Experience in a strong multidisciplinary health system between outpatient and inpatient settings
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