Family Medicine Residency of Idaho

Boise, Idaho

Caldwell, Idaho

The Family Medicine Residency of Idaho was established in 1975 in Boise, Idaho. A rural training track program was started in 1995 located in Caldwell, Idaho. These community-based programs currently have 28 residents, and accept ten new residents per year (8 - Boise program; 2 - rural training track) through the National Resident Matching Program. In addition, a fourth year accredited Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship is available through FPRI and functionally integrated with Idaho Sports Medicine Institute (ISMI). The mission of the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho, Inc. is to enhance the health of the citizens of Idaho by providing family medicine resident physicians with three years of high quality education with a strong focus on the demands and opportunities of rural and underserved family medicine.

To date, 210 family medicine physicians have graduated, including 9 graduates from the rural training track. Both programs are ACGME accredited and are affiliated with the University of Washington School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine. The programs are sponsored by local hospitals––St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, St. Luke's Regional Medical Center, the Veterans Administration Medical Center, and West Valley Medical Center in Caldwell.

Family Medicine Clinics
The Boise Program operates two clinics: the main residency clinic and a specialty OB and pediatric clinic. Faculty and residents provide well over 48,000 outpatient visits per year at FMRI. During their three years, residents have increasing responsibilities in patient care, management of their own continuing education, and participation in the management of the Family Practice Medical Center. The residency strives to help these physicians develop a medical lifestyle that will provide them with long term satisfaction and productivity in the practice of family medicine. Medical students, PA, NP, and PharmD students work alongside residents providing strong team training.

Curriculum and Rotations
Our focus is to train superb family medicine physicians in a stimulating and supportive environment. The curriculum is designed to prepare residents for the unique demands and opportunities of medical leadership in rural practice, and therefore includes an emphasis in obstetrics, pediatrics, emergency medicine, and surgical assisting that is not found in many other programs.

During the second and third year, residents have a required one month rural rotation each year and spend time with a family physician in rural practice in Idaho to learn first hand the unique challenges and rewards of practice in a smaller community. First year residents also have a required 2 week rural rotation. The experience helps the resident determine his/her own areas of need to help tailor the remainder of the curriculum and choose electives as appropriate.

FMRI has ten family medicine faculty with nine supporting faculty in specialties such as psychiatry, internal medicine, Ob/Gyn, surgery, and pediatrics, as well as PharmD, MSW, PA and NP faculty. The residency program is also rich with the contributions from many community physicians who precept residents and assist in their training.

Boise is the capital of Idaho with a population of 185,500 and a metro area of 465,000. Located in the southeast corner of the state, Boise is the commercial, educational and cultural center for the region and enjoys many of the amenities of a much larger city. The surrounding countryside provides biking, fishing, skiing, hiking, rafting, kayaking, and other outdoor activities all within a short driving distance. The climate is temperate with warm, dry summers and mild winters.

Further requests for information about the residency, the community, and the application process should be directed to:

777 North Raymond
Boise, Idaho 83704
Phone: (208) 367-6040