Madigan Army Medical Center

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Tacoma / Fort Lewis
Site Details: 

The Family Medicine Clinic at Madigan Army Medical Center at Fort Lewis is a few miles south of Tacoma. The clinic is located within the hospital and is staffed by 16 faculty, 15 residents, 8 faculty development fellows, nurses and medical assistants. Clinic facilities include exam rooms, administrative offices, lab, minor surgery rooms, colposcopy and flexible colonoscopy suites, and a conference room. The majority of time will be spent in the ambulatory clinic.

There is a daily morning report followed by a 20-minute didactic session. Students present a topic of their interest during one of these time periods. During Family Medicine Grand Rounds, scheduled Wednesday mornings, topics are covered in greater detail by a specialty department. One week will be spent on the Family Medicine In-patient Team.

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Tacoma is Washington’s second large metropolitan city, thirty minutes south of Seattle and thirty minutes north of Olympia. Tacoma has several word renowned museums including the Tacoma Art Museum and the Museum of Glass. Outdoor recreation such as hiking, kayaking, and bicycling trails are all close by.

Common Clinic Patients: 

Please ask your site coordinator for more information

On-Call Duties: 

Night call consists of emergency room evaluations, hospital admissions, and labor and delivery triage. There will be 3 overnight calls during the rotation.


One-bedroom apartment. No children, no pets. Car required.


A valid drivers license as well as proof of auto insurance and vehicle registration is required.


Some facts about the weather in Madigan/Tacoma

  • The average warmest month is July.
  • The highest recorded temperature was 94°F in 2004.
  • December is the average coolest month.
  • The lowest recorded temperature was 5°F in 1985.
  • The maximum average precipitation occurs in November.


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