Resident Perspective

Sexton JeremyJeremy Sexton, MD

Third Year Resident

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Sky Sun Rhodes LisaLisa Sun Rhodes, MD

Third Year Resident

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Hudon, TylerTyler Hudon, MD, MPH

Second Year Resident

I grew up in a small town in northern New York state.  The town was about 1,200 people, but a very different sort of small town than those I’ve seen since coming to Idaho.  I came to the Caldwell Rural Training Track in Idaho from the University of Connecticut with the hopes of learning broad spectrum family medicine.  For me, that means learning obstetrics, colonoscopies, office procedures, and learning to practice medicine in a setting with limited resources.

As with most RTTs we spend a year at our main site (Boise) and two years at our rural site (Caldwell).  Coming from a small town I was worried about the ‘Big City of Boise’.  However, I found it to be quite possibly the greatest place I’ve lived.  On the flip side, I was a little worried our rural site might be inadequately rural as it is a town of about 40,000 and isn’t too far from the city.  Again, I was quite pleasantly surprised.  West Valley Medical Center in Caldwell is a fantastic hospital with 150 beds that is designed with rurality in mind.  We have a cath lab and complete surgery and orthopaedics departments, but the hospital services are run by a predominantly family medicine oriented team.  When I’m on call at night I never receive calls from the ER asking “do you cover so-and-so’s patients?” because I am covering all of the medical patients.  It is challenging and rewarding to be the end of the line at the hospital.  That being said, the attendings with whom I work for day and night call are always available and supportive when I need them.

Moving from small town New England where I grew up to Idaho has been a change.  But, it’s been an exciting one that I would make again in a heart beat if I had to do it again.  RTTs in general are, in my mind, the best way to learn medicine because they force independence, they allow for broad scope of practice, and they foster self-confidence.

 

 Moulton, TravisTravis Moulton, DO

Second Year Resident

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