Newsletter November 2016

Newsletter November 2016

Each year I give an annual update to our medical staff. I cover some of the highlights of our past year, and a preview of changes for next year. Here is a synopsis of what I’ll present. Our residency program is going strong, with full accreditation from the ACGME and, new this year, Osteopathic Recognition. At this point in time we have trained and graduated 138 physicians. One core areas of service include our inpatient family medicine...

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Newsletter October 2016

Newsletter October 2016

The benefits of being an educational organization are sometimes surprising. Certainly we produce new physicians, train other health professionals, and benefit from the increased access to care these trainees provide. But we, the clinic community, benefit in other ways. To teach others, we must be on our game. And virtually every day I learn something new from our residents and students. But there are other, more intangible benefits. For example,...

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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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