Our goal is to prepare you to meet the needs of rural and underserved communities. Your training will be grounded in a robust continuity clinic experience in an FQHC/PCMH, Family Medicine Health Center. The majority of our inpatient rotations are in the St. Luke’s Nampa Hospital – an 87 bed hospital in Canyon County built in 2017 to meet the needs of a rapidly growing population. In the 2nd and 3rd years rotations are 2 weeks long. This preserves your ability to think across the spectrum of medicine and increases energy and engagement. Continuity clinic ranges from 2-5 half days a week depending on the rotation.
On a small team of two residents and faculty preceptor you will work throughout the hospital caring for our clinic patients in OB, newborn, adult and pediatric observation. This is family medicine across the spectrum. Senior residents have a 24 hour weekend shift every 2 weeks and otherwise nights are covered by night float. 8 weeks R1, 4 or 6 weeks R2 and R3
We work with internal medicine and family medicine hospitalists to provide inpatient and ICU care. This is a fast paced service with high quality, evidenced based practices. Call is a 24 hour weekend shift very 2 weeks otherwise covered by night float. 8 weeks in each year
Work with laborists running a busy L+D deck. As the unopposed family medicine residents on call, you will be managing the service, delivering babies, managing labors, assisting with C-sections, and managing triage and emergencies. You will have the opportunity to follow your newborns through their stay and into our NICU if needed. Half of our delivery suites have imbedded NICU suites allowing care of the family unit. Call is 24 hour shifts every 3-4 nights. 8 weeks R1, 4 or 6 weeks R2 and R3
We are fortunate to have a regional children’s hospital close by in Boise. You will work with the FMRI pediatric team, St. Luke’s hospitalists and residents from Boise, Magic Valley, Caldwell and ISU-Pocatello to learn in-patient pediatric medicine. 8 weeks in R1 year, possibly 4 weeks in R3. For outpatient peds we will work local, pediatricians and specialists, during longitudinal.
Surgery and Procedural Medicine
Our surgeons are excited to work with you in the OR and in their clinic to learn the basics of assisting and the work up of the surgical patient. 4 weeks R1. Procedures: Thoracentesis, paracentesis, LPs, colonoscopy, EGD, GYN procedures (colposcopy, IUD, endometrial biopsy), laceration repair and skin lesion management will be taught by our faculty, community faculty and by hospital based physicians. Point-of-care-ultrasound is also incorporated into your 2 week procedure rotation. 2 weeks each year and longitudinal
Our hospital has a very busy ED staffed by Emergency physicians that staff many EDs. They are engaged in teaching and you will spend 4 weeks in R2 and R3 year with them. We see a high percentage of children in our ED given the average age of our population in Canyon County. 4 weeks R2 and R3
Call is managed with a night float 5 days on two day off for two weeks. 2 weeks in R1 and 4 weeks in R2 and R3
Art of Family Medicine
This curriculum teaches behavioral health integrated into the clinic and community. You will work with psychologists, psychiatrists and MSWs. 2 weeks each year and longitudinal
Work with our health department, local gynecologists, Planned Parenthood (optional involvement) and a specialty clinic within our practice staffed by a local OB-GYN. 2 weeks in R1 and R2 year and longitudinal
Sports Medicine and Orthopedics
You will see patients in our own specialty clinic with an FM-SM fellowship trained physician as well as working with orthopedic surgeons in their clinic. We have an active community so the need and opportunity for sport medicine is great. You will attend sporting events and help with community physicals. 2 weeks in each year and longitudinal
You will see geriatric patients longitudinally including multiple settings, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, home visits and you will work with geriatricians in our own clinic. 2 weeks in R1, 4 weeks in R2 and R3 years.
It is hard to learn medicine if you do not go out and try on your skill set. Doing a rural rotation allows you to see what rural medicine is like, see some of this beautiful state and experience the breadth of family medicine. We send you out into the rural communities of Idaho for 2 weeks in R1, 4 weeks in R2 and R3 years.
These allow you to learn sub-specialty medicine, out-patient peds and augment your personal interests in medicine for 4 weeks in R2 and 12 weeks in the R3 year
These allow you to gain more knowledge in ways that help you grow and prepare you for your future practice. You have 4 weeks in R2 and R3 year that can be spent away from the program, either for international or job preparation rotations. Electives focusing on endoscopy and colonoscopy are available. 6 weeks in R2 and 8 weeks in R3 year
Longitudinally spread through your three years. You will be paired with a community organization to develop a health related project based on the needs of the community and the needs of the organization. 1-4 half days a block