Newsletter September 2016

Newsletter September 2016

There are many things that come to mind when one thinks about CHCW’s residency education.  Providing an integral piece of our service mission may not be one those.  When we look across our sites, all are touched by our learners, from Naches to Yakima to Ellensburg, from pediatrics to geriatrics, and at our dental clinic. Our residents and dental students provide care which increases our access and reach in the clinic and in the...

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Residency Corner August 2016

Residency Corner August 2016

Central Washington Family Medicine Residency has two core sites, Ellensburg and Yakima. These two core sites form one program. All our residents work together on a number of rotations in Yakima, while the Ellensburg based residents do some unique rotations related to their rural location. For the last four years, we have recruited all our residents to the single program, CWFMR. This year there will be a change. We still have one program, CWFMR....

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Residency Corner July 2016

Residency Corner July 2016

Where will they go?  After three years the 10 members of the class of 2016 will be going off on their own this month, after at least 11 years of schooling and training.  Some quick overall facts:  40% will be practicing obstetrics, 30% are entering faculty positions and the combined class passed 15 board exams. Ryan David – will be returning to his rural home and extended family in Fruitland, Idaho. He will be practicing in a hospital...

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Residency Corner June 2016

Residency Corner June 2016

This month marks our annual end and start of the academic year. The graduates leave – Graduation is June 25th at 5:30 (let Trevor Barritt know if you are coming). Our new residents start June 20th. The graduates have benefited and the new residents will benefit from your work educating them. As a member of CHCW’s staff you all are educators. You may not have envisioned yourself as a teacher when you took a position in reception, billing,...

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Residency Corner May 2016

Residency Corner May 2016

Team.  We are all about how those in medicine now work as a team, and the new spin is that we are working together as an interdisciplinary team.  The correct language is Interprofessional Practice, or IPP. Believe it or not, there are some joys to getting older.  One of those is discovering that what is new is really old.  In Family Medicine and Pediatrics we have been working together in our clinics doing IPP for decades.  If you looked...

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Residency Corner April 2016

Residency Corner April 2016

We had our 24th  match in March, welcoming our class of 2019. Over the years the program has grown from a total of 13 residents in 1993 to 30 residents today.  We have graduated well over a 100 residents who serve in our community, across Washington State, and through-out the region. I am pleased to welcome CHCW’s 24th class, future providers for the Pacific Northwest. Russell Maier, MD Program Director   Rana Aldaw, MD, MPH Rana...

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