Wenatchee Family Medicine

sfmr's picture
Site Details: 

Each student will rotate with a participating practice and have one or two main preceptors. The inpatient component of the rotation will include up to one week's participation on a hospital service. Students will also participate in assessing for chronic health conditions, conducting health maintenance visits, obstetrical care and assisting with minor outpatient and surgical procedures.

There are many opportunities for community visits per students' requests. Students are also invited to participate in weekly seminars and meetings. Regularly scheduled conferences are also available to enhance the student's experience. Each student will be given feedback through formal and non-formal feedback process.

Satellite Sites: 

• East Wenatchee Family Medicine Clinic
• Wenatchee Family Practice
• Columbia Valley Community Health (CVCH) (a community health center),
• Central Washington Physicians


Unique recreation opportunities include downhill and cross-country skiing in the winter, and water sports and hiking in the Cascades the remainder of the year. For more information on the Wenatchee rotation go to:

Common Clinic Patients: 

Students will see the full range of family practice including obstetrics, pediatrics, adult and geriatric medicine. Students will also see a unique blend of semi rural family practice within a very cohesive and cooperative medical community that offers tertiary care.

Spanish language skills are not required but CVCH and the Wenatchee Family Practice Clinic serves a significant Spanish-speaking population. Experiences that focus on Spanish-speaking patients may be arranged in advance.

On-Call Duties: 

On-call responsibilities average about once a week and one weekend per rotation.


A one-bedroom apartment will be provided. Space to accommodate families or partners is limited, but may be available with advanced notice. No pets. Car required.


PATHWAYS: This clerkship fulfills the Hispanic Pathway Core Clerkship Requirement.


Some facts about the weather in Wenatchee

  • On average, the warmest month is July.
  • The highest recorded temperature was 110°F in 1941.
  • December is the average coolest month.
  • The lowest recorded temperature was -19°F in 1968.
  • The most precipitation on average occurs in December.