Resident Perspective

Franz MarthaMartha Franz, MD

Third Year Resident

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Kendell PatrickPatrick Kendell, MD

Third Year Resident

One of the biggest debates, when considering different family medicine residency programs, is whether to choose an opposed or unopposed program, but what rarely enters the debate is the option that rural training tracks provide of being super-unopposed.  What I didn’t realize is that even in unopposed programs there is competition among residents on a rotation for procedures.  For example, if you are on your pediatrics rotation and there are five circumcisions that need to be done, and there are five residents on your team, then those procedures are distributed among all the residents which limits the amount of procedures you can do.

The Magic Valley Rural Training Track is unique because we have the opportunity to work at both a large brand new regional hospital as well as a smaller critical access hospital.  When I am on pediatrics, obstetrics, hospitalist, surgery, or ER rotations, I am the only resident on that rotation, so I am able to be involved in all of the procedures that take place.  I am only limited by the work hour restrictions.  Working at both a regional and critical access hospital ensures that there is always sufficient volume of procedures.  We work with a team of seven hospitalists, seven pediatricians, five general surgeons, six obstetricians, and seven family physicians who also practice obstetrics. This experience has allowed me to far exceed the minimal graduating requirements for multiple procedures and feel skilled in performing these procedures.

In addition to loving the training I have received in the Magic Valley, I have also come to love this area, and the extensive outdoor recreational opportunities available which are almost as numerous as the procedures.

Colwell, JessicaJessica Colwell, MBBS

Second Year Resident

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Harmon, StevenSteven Harmon, DO

Second Year Resident

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