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Nampa Residency

Welcome to the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho Nampa Program. This is a new program, starting the first class in July 2019. This program is designed to prepare residents for practice in any setting, but particularly for the full-spectrum care needed in rural and underserved communities. In order to be prepared for this type of work, residents will need broad-scope, procedural training with emphasis on in-patient and emergency care. The Nampa Program is sponsored by the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho, an institution with over 40 years of knowledge, expertise, and success in family medicine resident education.

This community based program offers a vibrant learning platform that is both intimate and innovative. Here in Nampa, our faculty are passionate about training excellent Family Medicine physicians by creating a trusting environment for our patients in a well-established teaching health center/FQHC. Residents have the opportunity to become proficient in upper endoscopy, colonoscopies, obstetrics and other procedures. We are an unopposed program supported by St. Luke’s Nampa, a new community hospital where residents will spend most of their in-patient rotations. Residents are able to customize their education by participating in two away rotations (optional) and 3 rural rotations, providing an opportunity to learn how to meet the needs of their future communities. This flexibility in training is critical in building well-rounded, fulfilled physicians, prepared to practice in any setting they desire. Sub-intern rotations will be offered after July 2019.

Curriculum

Legend: SLN = St. Luke's Nampa | THC = Teaching Health Center | SLRMC = St. Luke's Boise | Longitudinal = Out-pt peds; sub-specialty care; geriatrics & sports med.

PGY-1 Nampa Teaching Health Center 1-2 half days per week

RotationWeeksLocation
Family Med (FM)8SLN
Internal Med (IM)8SLN
Pediatrics Inpatient8SLRMC
OB8SLN
Hospital Procedures2SLN
Surgery4SLN
Rural2Idaho
Clinic/Behav4THC
GYN/Sports4SLN
Extra (OB, IM, or FM)2SLN
Night Float (NF)2SLN

PGY-2 Nampa Teaching Health Center 2-3 half days per week

RotationWeeksLocation
FM8SLN
IM8SLN
OB8SLN
Emergency4SLN
Clinic Procedures2THC
Longitudinal6SLN
Elective4Away or SLN
Extra (OB, IM, or FM)2SLN
GYN2Ofcs
Rural4Idaho
NF4SLN

Nampa Teaching Health Center 3-4 half days per week

RotationWeeksLocation
FM4SLN
IM8SLN
OB4SLN
NF4SLN
Longitudinal6SLN Ofcs
Sports4SLN Ofcs
Elective8Away or SLN
Emergency4SLN
Rural4Idaho
Behav2THC
Peds4SLRMC

Faculty

Kim Stutzman, MD

Program Director Nampa / Chief Rural Officer

Dr. Stutzman grew up in Northern Michigan and trained at the University of Michigan School of Medicine. She completed a residency at Family Medicine Spokane. After a year at the University of Washington as a fourth year chief resident she settled in White Salmon, Washington in a small rural practice. After 12 years of wonderful, broad-spectrum, rural, community-based care she moved to Boise in 2007 to pursue teaching at the residency program. She has special interest areas in geriatrics, medical student teaching, and training the next generation of rural family doctors. When not at work she enjoys outdoor activities, camping, hiking, tandem bike riding and indoor activities of reading, sewing and spending time with her husband and two adult children.

Robert Crouch, DO

Family Medicine

Robbie is an Idaho native, born and raised in eastern Idaho near the Tetons. Summers were spent hiking, biking, backpacking, and camping near Driggs, and winters skiing at Grand Targhee. He studied microbiology with a minor in Spanish at Idaho State University in Pocatello. He left Idaho briefly for med school at Des Moines University, then came back for residency with the FMRI Magic Valley rural training track in Twin Falls, ID. He was brought back to Boise for OB fellowship with a goal of staying in Idaho, practicing in a low income clinic or rural area, continuing to practice broad spectrum family medicine.  He and his wife still spend their free time in the outdoors with their 2 dogs, but do appreciate the fun things Boise has to offer.

Danielle Davies, MD

Family Medicine

Danielle was born in Neptune, NJ (really) and grew up in Howell, NJ. She denies association with any of the cast members of The Jersey Shore and doesn’t like it when you make Jersey rhyme with Boise. She grew up riding her bike to the beach, creating science experiments usually involving the mud hole in the front yard, and spending all of her vacation time in her family’s 200 year old farm house in Vermont. She attended Villanova University outside of Philadelphia but was sent back to NJ to attend Rutgers RWJ Medical School. While majoring in Biology as an undergraduate she studied abroad in Seville, Spain (but did go on a pinxos tour in the basque country and loved it). While in medical school she travelled to the Himalayas in Northern India as part of a travelling clinic. She loves international travel but has decided to dedicate more time to visiting our National Parks.
Danielle moved cross country after falling in love with Boise and now enjoys exploring “The West” on her days off. In her spare time, Danielle enjoys photography, skiing, and repurposing ugly furniture. Her special interests in medicine include obstetrics, women’s health, and LGBT healthcare.

India King, PsyD

Associate Director of Behavioral Sciences - Nampa

India King received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology with a focus in Health Psychology from Pacific University. She completed her doctoral internship at the White River Junction VA in Vermont and her postdoctoral fellowship at the Boise VA, with a focus on integrated primary care. She then joined the Boise VA’s Center of Excellence Primary Care Education, there she worked to develop and evaluate interprofressional educational innovations. Dr. King’s passions include graduate medical and interprofessional education, quality improvement, and primary care psychology. When she is not hard at work serving FMRI patients and the Nampa community or teaching residents, you can find her enjoying the outdoors mountain biking, bikepacking, fly fishing, or exploring Idaho’s many alpine lakes!

Kelsey Wertzler, MD

Family Medicine

Kelsey Wertzler grew up in Portland, Oregon and attended Washington State University for undergraduate and graduate school. Originally interested in cancer research, she earned Bachelor’s degrees in Biotechnology and Genetics/Cell Biology and later completed her Master’s of Science in Biochemistry. While studying at the Universidad de Sevilla in Seville, Spain she also completed a minor in Spanish language. Between summer classes, she enjoyed working as a white water rafting guide on the Salmon River out of Riggins, Idaho. Kelsey attended the University of Washington for medical school and enjoyed the opportunity to travel throughout the WWAMI region to complete her clinical courses. In medical school, she earned certificates for additional training in the areas of rural medicine, global health and Hispanic health. Destined for family medicine from the beginning, Kelsey was thrilled to match to the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho in Boise for her residency training.

Kelsey is grateful to continue with the FMRI family, now as a faculty member. Her areas of interest in medicine are gynecology, obstetrics, family planning, wilderness medicine, and integrative medicine. She loves practicing her Spanish skills with her many Spanish-speaking patients. Kelsey believes the most rewarding part of family medicine is developing long lasting relationships with patients and their families.

When not at work, she and her husband are usually outside, mountain biking in the foothills, and spending time in the Sawtoooths backcountry skiing or backpacking. Kelsey also enjoys gardening, baking and really difficult jigsaw puzzles.

Current Residents

Melissa Braid, DO

Nampa Program 2022

Melissa grew up in Spokane, WA where she met and married her high school sweetheart Nathan. She then graduated from Corban University in Salem, Oregon and then completed her post-bach studies at Eastern Washington University before attending medical school at Pacific Northwest University. Melissa and Nathan have four beautiful children together and love to spend family time outside in their garden or road tripping in their 1969 airstream that they recently renovated together. Melissa can’t wait to start building relationships with her patients and the whole Braid family is very excited to start their new adventure in Idaho.

 

Mark Dahle, MD

Nampa Program 2022

Mark grew up in Fruitland, Idaho and is the oldest of eight children. He attended BYU – Idaho in Rexburg where he earned his BS in Applied Mathematics. He LOVES math, so much so that in college he memorized 500 digits of pi (3.14159…) in three days for a Pi Day competition and to this day still has 50 digits memorized and can rattle them off on command. Mark attended Ross University School of Medicine which took him to the country of Dominica, followed by time in Miami, FL and Bakersfield, CA. He quickly came to love primary care with its varied opportunities, including serving a broad community, preventative medicine, procedures and everything else in between. Prior to medical school, Mark ran a home care business, drove a beet truck, worked at Chobani, and supervised the College of Western Idaho Math Tutoring centers.  He enjoys playing the piano and has composed 14 songs.  Mark also enjoys spending time with his family, playing basketball and ultimate frisbee, portrait photography, and whitewater rafting. He is excited to be back home in the Treasure Valley to continue his training while serving a community that he already knows and loves.

Alyssa Griffin, MD

Nampa Program 2022

Alyssa Griffin was born and raised in the hot and marshy suburbs of New Orleans, Louisiana. She spent much of her childhood at the piano and as a violinist in the New Orleans youth symphony but discovered soon after starting high school that she would be the black sheep in her family of musicians and teachers. After spending the majority of her high school years studying the sciences, she graduated from Slidell High School and then traveled a few hours north to Memphis, Tennessee, where she attended Rhodes College. While there, she fell in love with modern languages and pursued fluency in German, studying for seven months at the University of Innsbruck in western Austria. In 2015, she graduated with degrees in neuroscience and German, and headed east to Washington, DC for medical school at the George Washington University, while her parents migrated west to a new home in Fort Collins, Colorado. While in medical school, Alyssa spent her time at the student-run Healing Clinic, where she provided comprehensive primary care and social services to residents of Washington, DC, as well as at the Arlington Free Clinic, where she served a small subset of the 11,000 uninsured individuals in Arlington County, Virginia. Both of those experiences left her with an undeniable conviction to spend her life serving the underserved. After visiting her parents out west and completing an elective at the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho Caldwell site, she became convinced that rural family medicine would be her true academic home. In 2019, Alyssa obtained her medical degree from the George Washington University with a concentration in community and urban health and discovered she’d been matched with the FMRI Nampa residency program. Alyssa is so happy to be headed westward and is excited to start her practice of family medicine in Nampa, Idaho. She and her sweet husband Phil, who works as a lawyer in the big city of Boise, are so excited to call Idaho home and cannot wait to explore all of its treasures. When not working, Alyssa loves to complete jigsaw puzzles, make macramé tapestries, and hike in the sunshine with Phil.

Cate Heil, MD

Nampa Program 2022

Cate comes to Nampa, Idaho all the way from the Sunflower State! She attended Pittsburg State University, where she majored in Biology and competed on the cross-country and track teams. She then completed medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine – Kansas City campus. During her time in medical school, Cate was a co-director for a women’s health and prenatal free clinic for urban underserved in Kansas City. She also had service leadership positions in Christian Medical Fellowship and American Medical Women’s Association. She is drawn to the field of Family Medicine because of the ability to provide compassionate comprehensive care for each patient. Cate is especially interested in pediatrics, tribal and rural health, and behavioral health and addiction medicine. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, hiking, cooking, knitting, and reading. She is beyond excited to become a family doc!

Derek Kohlhase, MD

Nampa Program 2022

Derek grew up on the Iron Range in Northeast Minnesota. He then went to college at Michigan Technological University where he got a bachelors degree in Biomedical Engineering. It was there where he first experienced medicine while volunteering in the dialysis unit at the local hospital. After graduating from MTU, Derek moved back to Minnesota to attend medical school at the University of Minnesota, where he developed a particular interest in primary care, preventative and addiction medicine. Outside of medicine, Derek is an avid outdoorsman and is passionate about wildlife and habitat conservation. He is excited to experience all that the beautiful state of Idaho has to offer.

 

Sudha Subramanyam, MD

Nampa Program 2022

Sudha grew up in Bangalore, India and somehow managed to dodge the IT wave of the 90’s, to go to Medical School. While her aunt, a doctor, would be immersed in her Anatomy and Clinical Medicine books, Sudha would be fast asleep napping on her aunt’s lap. She attributes her love of medicine and future career as a doctor to those special times shared with her aunt. After completing her Medical School training and earning her MBBS degree, she went on to work at a specialty hospital in India where she was trained in managing cardiac emergencies. Sudha moved to Boise in 2012 after her marriage to her husband, and Idaho resident, Vishwa. Having lived in Boise for 7 years now, Sudha considers herself an Idahoan and cannot think of any other place as her home. While waiting for her residency training dream to materialize, she went on to train and obtain her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies and graduated from Idaho State University in 2019. Sudha grew up in a family of food lovers and her passion only compounded post marriage. In her free time, Sudha loves seeking and trying out traditional recipes from India and derives a lot of joy in cooking from scratch. Sudha believes that eating good food, followed by payback time at the gym brings about a great ‘karmic balance’ to her physical and mental fitness. Sudha is excited to this next chapter of her education and to becoming part of the inaugural class of residents trained in Nampa.

 

Resident Life

 

Applicants

Applications will be accepted via ERAS beginning in September 2019. The Nampa Residency Program is a separate ERAS application process and match from all other FMRI programs. We know that resident success is dependent on their family’s happiness as well as a strong, well-balanced, educational program. A spouse, partner, or other family member is encouraged to come for the interview days. We want everyone to have the opportunity to see this family-friendly community

SALARY

R1 | $55,551.00
R2 | $58,402.00
R3 | $61,350.00

Interview Dates

(INTERVIEW DAY: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM)
  • Thursday, October 31, 2019
  • Monday, November 4, 2019
  • Thursday, November 7, 2019
  • Monday, November 11, 2019
  • Thursday, November 14, 2019
  • Monday, November 18, 2019
  • Thursday, November 21, 2019
  • Monday, December 2, 2019
  • Thursday, December 5, 2019
  • Monday, December 9, 2019
  • Monday, December 16, 2019
  • Thursday, December 19, 2019
  • Monday, January 6, 2020
  • Thursday, January 9, 2020
Interview Location:

St. Luke’s Nampa Medical Center
9850 W. St. Luke’s Drive
Nampa, ID 83687

Direct Inquiries:

Adriana Olivas
Nampa Residency Program Coordinator
P: (208) 954-8685
F: (208) 954-8729
215 E. Hawaii Avenue, First Floor
Nampa, ID 83686

Clinical Locations

St. Luke’s Nampa Medical Center

St. Luke’s Nampa Medical Center demonstrates their commitment to the city of Nampa and the growing population of Canyon County. The new 87-bed hospital offers a fully equipped emergency department, family suites for new mothers and their babies, a newborn intensive care unit (NICU), children’s services with outpatient sub-specialists, additional heart and orthopedics services, and an intensive care unit.

The campus also includes a wide range of primary and specialty physician clinics, screening mammography, lab services, and medical imaging. Over the next months and years, our list of services based in Nampa will continue to grow.

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Community

Nampa has an authentic, small town feel. Located just west of Boise, Nampa has hidden charm as well as options for BIG city fun.  Residents in the Treasure Valley enjoy the four seasons and quick access to the wilderness. Whether you hunt and fish, hike, camp, mountain bike, or mountain climb, the Sawtooth mountains to the north and the Owyhee’s to the south give you ample opportunity to play. When the snow falls, skiing, snowmobile riding and other winter sports abound.  The wineries, river parks, and the shore of Lake Lowell offer beautiful places to picnic. The Civic Center for concerts and the Warhawk museum for education and military history provide fun experiences for the whole family. There are several colleges in the area for family members that may be interested.  Idaho’s capitol, Boise, is 15 miles away and offers  excellent entertainment, recreation, and shopping. The regional Airport in Boise makes for efficient travel  if you must leave the area, but we suspect you will want to stay, play, and learn.

Check out some of these great community resources!

Scholarly Activity

As our program grows, we will feature Nampa specific publications and presentations within this section. You can view our recent publications and presentations organization-wide by clicking HERE.

Highlighted Curricular Strengths

  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 – a 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.   Family Medicine – On a small team of two residents and faculty preceptor you will work throughout the hospital caring for our clinic patients in OB, pediatric observations, newborn care and adult medicine.  This is family medicine across the spectrum. Call is a 24 hour weekend shift very 2 weeks otherwise covered by night float.  8 weeks R1, 6 weeks R2 and R3   Internal Medicine – Work with internal medicine and family medicine hospitalists to provide inpatient, 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   Obstetrics – Work with laborists running a busy L+D deck.  As the only resident 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 weeks R2 and R3   Night Float - 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   Pediatrics – 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 work will local, pediatricians and specialists during longitudinal.   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   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, terminations, endometrial biopsy), Laceration repair and skin lesion management will be taught by our faculty, community faculty and by hospital based physicians. 2 weeks each year and longitudinal   Gynecology – 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   Geriatrics – 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 R3 and longitudinal   Emergency Medicine – 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   Rural Medicine – 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.   Longitudinal – 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   Electives – 4 weeks each year can be spent away from the program.  6 weeks in R2 and 8 weeks in R3 year   Community Medicine – 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.

Medical Students

Medical Students & Sub-Internships

Family Medicine Residency of Idaho (FMRI) Nampa offers clerkships and sub-internships for medical students in Family Medicine. Students interested in Family Medicine clerkships or sub-internships at FMRI Nampa must first meet the criteria below. Medical Student Clerkship Criteria:
  • FMRI Nampa will accept third-year clerkship medical students from the University Of Washington School Of Medicine, the University Of Utah School Of Medicine, the Pacific Northwest University College of Osteopathic Medicine or the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine.
  • FMRI Nampa will accept fourth-year medical students for Family Medicine sub-internships or out-patient rotations from any U.S. medical school on a space available basis after items 1-3 below have been received, reviewed and approved.
  • Due to hospital credentialing requirements in Idaho, non-University of Washington students applying for an inpatient, sub-internship rotation must first be approved by FMRI and then apply through the University of Washington visiting student clinical elective program, VSAS. Please check the University of Washington rotation dates before applying. Requested rotation dates should fall within the rotation guidelines, and ideally be four weeks in length. Registration through VSAS should be started at least ten weeks prior to your desired rotation date and the final confirmation of your rotation from the University of Washington received at least four weeks prior to your rotation start date in order to be eligible to start your rotation.
  • Non-University of Washington medical students applying for an outpatient elective will not have to register through the VSAS.
  • Please send:
  1. Part I of the USMLE or COMLEX exam scores.
  2. Copy of medical school transcripts.
  3. Completed copy of the Medical Student Questionnaire.
Please note:  A vehicle is required for this rotation and we do not provide housing for students completing clinical clerkships. Housing and transportation are your responsibility.