Our Alumni

Since its inception in 1993 the mission of our residency program has been to train talented medical providers to practice full spectrum, family medicine, in rural and underserved urban areas like Yakima. We are proud to remain dedicated to this same mission today!

Our History

The Yakima Family Medicine Residency Program (now known as CWFMR) opened with a complement of eight residents in 1975 with Dr. Corpron, MD as its director; Dr. Corpron continued to be a vital presence in the community until his passing on January 3, 2021. Several of the graduates from that original program continue to practice family medicine today, in his original clinic, Family Medicine of Yakima. Yakima Family Medicine Residency Program was closed in 1984 during the recession, when folks just stopped going to the doctor, and reopened in 1993 as the Central Washington Family Medicine Residency Program (CWFMR) with a total of thirteen residents. We continued to evolve and increased our complement to eight residents/year in 2007. Our program currently comprises a complement of twelve residents/year.  In 2003 we converted from a hospital owned program, to a residency owned and operated by a community health center and in the fall of 2009 our FQHC became our institutional sponsor. Our history of successful medical education provides the foundation for our growth and innovation as we continue to train talented family medicine doctors through quality education and service.

Our inaugural graduating class consisted of 6 physicians, last June we proudly graduated 10!   As our statistics attest below, our contribution to reducing the size of the physician shortage continues; as we continue to graduate physicians who are providing excellent medical care to thousands of patients!

Our Featured Alumni

Please join Kim Wadsworth, DO as she describes her journey into medicine and how her experiences at CWFMR have shaped her into the physician she is today.

Where Did They Go?

Many of our graduates are practicing medicine in the Pacific Northwest, but we are represented many other places as well!

Please find Alumni placement data for the last 6 years:

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Stayed in Yakima or Ellensburg

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Stayed in Washington state

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Stayed within our WWAMI network

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Went to states outside of the WWAMI network

Our WWAMI Network Region includes Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, and Alaska

By The Year

Fellowships:
Emergency Medicine and Sports Medicine

CHCW: 1

Yakima County: 2

Kittitas County: 2

WAAMI Network: 6

Beyond Washington: 4

Fellowships:
Obstetrics and Palliative Care

CHCW: 1

Yakima County: 1

WAAMI Network: 3

Beyond Washington: 3

CHCW: 1

Yakima County: 5

WAAMI Network: 1

Beyond Washington: 3

Fellowships: Sports Medicine

CHCW: 2

Yakima County: 3

Beyond Washington: 4

CHCW: 1

WAAMI Network: 7

Beyond Washington: 2

CHCW: 1

Yakima County: 1

WAAMI Network: 7

Beyond Washington: 1

20th Reunion Gathering

We had a wonderful 20th Reunion Gathering

Other Events

Here are some pictures from events we put on throughout the year! To learn more about our events, and to view more pictures, click the button below!