The Central Washington Family Medicine Residency Program recruits a diverse group of resident physicians. These self-directed learners bring a wide range of experience, interest and future practice plans.
Committed to Excellence
Our program is committed to academic excellence as demonstrated by its affiliation with University of Washington Department of Family Medicine, Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences, and Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine. Community physicians provide and teach state-of-the-art medicine in both the outpatient and inpatient settings.
In our community-based residency program, we train patient-centered, culturally-sensitive, compassionate family medicine physicians to provide quality care to the diverse patient population in Central Washington and beyond.
I was initially drawn to CWFMR for its strong rural training, and I was won over by the sense of community and support I felt. I was looking for a program with a strong sense of community involvement and focus on community enrichment. Read Bio
I wanted to go to a place that would provide me with a unique experience that will enable me to practice anywhere in the future. I feel confident that wherever the future holds for me, I will have the expertise to practice anywhere around the globe. Read Bio
I am drawn to CWFM because it has a very strong program in obstetrics. I will be able to receive the rural healthcare training I need in Ellensburg to be a competent rural physician while being exposed to a higher volume of patients and diseases in Yakima. Read Bio
Afshin Edrissi, DO
CWFMR is unique that it can provide rural family medicine training which has continuity throughout all of the residency years. This can prepare me to practice in any place and any settings. Read Bio
Naomi Swain, DO
During my third year of medical school I spent 4 weeks in the Ellensburg clinic and I felt right at home. I love that the clinic serves a wide variety of people, many who may not otherwise have access to healthcare. Read Bio