Residency Corner May 2015

Residency Corner May 2015

Safety Over the past several years there have been several changes in both our daily clinical work and the education of our residents.  I think some of these practice changes are obvious, but the educational changes may be less so. In the late 1980’s and early 1990’s evidenced based medicine began to drive the practice of medicine.  Not that folks were practicing quack medicine, but the culture was one of tradition and past...

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Residency Corner April 2015

Residency Corner April 2015

This past month I participated in the kick-off of Family Medicine for America’s Health campaign, “Health is Primary”.  The tag line, Health is Primary, was not randomly chosen.  Health reflects overall health – physical and mental.  Healthcare is what we have traditionally done in clinic – diagnose and write prescriptions.  But our overall health is minimally impacted by healthcare.  Primary refers to primary care.  When you add...

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CWFMR Welcomes New Residency Manager

CWFMR Welcomes New Residency Manager

Central Washington Family Medicine Residency is pleased to introduce Leticia (Leti) Fernandez our new Residency Manager “happy to be part of the CHCW team” Leti and her family relocated from Stockton, CA where she served as the Program Coordinator for the San Joaquin General Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program in French Camp, CA. She has a B.A in Business Management and a Masters in Business Administration and eagerly anticipates...

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Residency Corner February 2015

Residency Corner February 2015

We are in our 21st year of training family physicians to serve the community. Over that time frame we have an impressive record of graduates who have gone on to take leadership roles in medical organizations, practice as the solo rural docs, or, as, the majority have, joined practices around the state and region. “… typically the most highly valued attributes are an individual who will listen to you, show caring and compassion, and...

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Residency Corner January 2015

Residency Corner January 2015

Since 2005 our program has been dually accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) as well as the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).  This past summer the AOA voted to have one accreditation system for all residency programs.  Beginning in July 2015 and by 2020 all AOA residency programs will become ACGME accredited.  Osteopathic Principles and Practices will still be a core part of our program, and we...

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