Newsletter 7-18: Where will they go?

Newsletter 7-18: Where will they go?

It was a pleasure to see many of you at our 25th graduation.  If you missed it, here is the scoop. After three years the 10 members of the class of 2018 will be going off on their own this month, after at least 11 years of schooling and training.  This class marks the 25th graduating class.  159 graduates over the past quarter century. Jie Casey – will be doing an advanced operative obstetrics fellowship in Spokane this year and then returning...

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June Newsletter 2018

June Newsletter 2018

Celebration. Reflection. Meaning. We often wonder about our purpose, in life, at home, at work.  What impact do we have on the world?  One of my purposes here over the last 25 years has been to train new physicians for future generations.  Graduation this year marks a major milestone for the organization. This class is our 25th graduating class.  It all began with Jude Page in 1994.  The sole graduate marking our first year.  Over the next 20...

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May Newsletter 2018

May Newsletter 2018

What are we training new physicians to do?  What were you trained to do as nurse, medical assistance, or IT?  I can pretty much guarantee what you are doing now is different from what you were trained to do.  Yes, there are some similarities, but the jobs we perform in health care are quite different. 25 years ago we were training family medicine residents to write in paper charts, look up information in the library, and in the really...

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April Newsletter 2018

April Newsletter 2018

This past month we matched our 26th class.  What a change over the years.  Some of you around the corporation were not yet conceived when we found out about our first class.  And that first class interviewed in a building (216 N 40th Ave) that had a black tarpaulin ceiling for part of the interview season. Once upon a time we had colder winters with more snow. Our interview season did not involve construction or plastic ceilings, or much snow. ...

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Newsletter February 2018

Newsletter February 2018

Little old Yakima.  It’s nice to live in a quiet city, a bit off the beaten path.  But when we peek under the surface there is much going on. You’d think research would be at a university or college, but research that affects patients’ lives is going on and has been done in our clinics.  Much of this work is slow and takes years to impact practice.  Unlike university based research, our research work almost always has a direct impact on the...

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Newsletter January 2018

Newsletter January 2018

CHCW’s mission of service and education has been a staple from the organization’s inception.  From running a FM residency for 25 years, to welcoming students from a number of medical disciplines, CHCW continues to supply the Yakima community, Washington State, and the nation with the future of primary care. Two years ago this winter, Drs. Maples and Maier and I set out on a journey to bring another formal training program to CHCW: a psychology...

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