University of Wyoming Family Medicine Residency, Casper
Established in 1975, the University of Wyoming Family Medicine Residency, Casper is a dually ACGME and AOA accredited, university-affiliated and community-based residency program. At this 8-8-8 program, the faculty and staff are dedicated to our mission of training rural family physicians of the highest quality.
During the three years, our residents gain the skills necessary to practice rural family medicine. This includes office-based procedures such as colposcopy, NST and obstetrical ultrasound, vasectomy, and exercise treadmill testing. Exceptional hospital training occurs mainly at Wyoming Medical Center, but is complemented with rotations at University of Utah affiliated hospitals in Salt Lake City for pediatrics, as well as high risk obstetrics with Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. Through the University of Wyoming, the program is also affiliated with the University of Washington School of Medicine via the WWAMI program.
Our residents receive training and certification in ACLS, ATLS, ALSO, NRP, and PALS courses. Residents also participate in the Wilderness Medicine and FCCS courses. They are welcomed into the offices of many of the local private community physicians to complete their outpatient specialty experiences. While rotating with several of the WMC sub-specialists, they have the opportunity to travel to outlying communities for specialty clinics.
Our clinic has thirty exam rooms with four procedure/treatment rooms, on-site pharmacy, laboratory, x-ray services, and medical library. We have a faculty Behavioralist along with two case managers who assist our faculty and residents with patient needs. Our clinic provides quality patient care to the underserved of Natrona County as well as the outlying areas.
The residents receive extensive hospital experience at Wyoming Medical Center, our affiliated teaching hospital, which is located only three blocks away from the residency program. Routine and high risk deliveries as well as operative obstetrics such as vacuum/forceps delivery and C-sections define the obstetrical experience. As a Level II trauma center with Life Flight service to most of Wyoming, the residents have great, hands-on experiences in the emergency room that prepare them to work in the emergency rooms of the frontier west. Finally, one of our greatest assets is our unopposed access to nearly 40 sub-specialists who are greatly involved with our program.
Our residents often spend their time off enjoying the great Wyoming outdoors. Fly fishing, backpacking, camping, hiking, hunting, skiing, snowshoeing, mountain biking, and rock climbing opportunities are endless and close by. Each year, interns are welcomed into the program with an annual camping trip to the beautiful Big Horn Mountains. Residents are also active in local softball, volleyball and basketball recreational leagues.
We have been very successful in our goal of training rural family physicians! Nearly 70% of our graduates are practicing in small towns throughout the Rocky Mountain West, many of them in the state of Wyoming.
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