Welcome to Family Medicine Advising!

This website provides comprehensive information to UW students considering a career in Family Medicine. Here you will find information about resources available from sources that range from our own department of family medicine all the way to national opportunities available through various family medicine organizations. Be sure to join the Family Medicine Information Listerv!

Meet the Advisors


Dr. Jeanne Cawse-Lucas

Dr. Cawse-Lucas attended medical school at the University of Massachusetts and completed her residency training at Swedish Cherry Hill Family Medicine in Seattle. In addition to her role advising medical students, Jeanne is the associate director of the Family Medicine Clerkship and practices full spectrum family medicine at the UW Northgate Clinic. Her professional interests include underserved care and legislative leadership, and she is also the 2012-13 President of the King County Academy of Family Physicians (KCAFP).


Dr. Jane Huntington

After a several year career as a math teacher, Dr. Huntington attended medical school at the UWSoM and completed her residency training at the Group Health Family Medicine Residency in Seattle. Jane loves working with students and graciously helps out with advising during high need times. She currently works at Harborview Medical Center and has a professional interests in cross-cultural medicine, providing prenatal and obstetric care, and doctor-patient communication.


Dr. Amanda Kost

Dr. Kost attended medical school at SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine in Buffalo, NY and completed her residency training at Harborview Family Medicine, where she currently practices. In addition to advising, Amanda is the course director of the family medicine preceptorship program and a faculty advisor for the Underserved Pathway. Her professional interests include underserved medicine, health literacy, and encouraging more medical students to choose primary care careers.


Individual Advising Appointments

Advising appointments are available to you at any point from career exploration in the first year to residency applications in the fourth. If you would like to schedule an appointment with an advisor, please contact the advising program coordinator, Ivan Henson, directly at If you just have a simple question, feel free to email one of the advisors directly.