Madigan Family Medicine Residency

Tacoma, Washington

Madigan’s 205 bed (expandable to 450) tertiary care center opened in 1992, with nearly every major medical and surgical specialty represented, and state of the art diagnostic and therapeutic facilities. The family medicine department cares for over 60,000 beneficiaries and provides inpatient care from infancy to geriatrics. Madigan is often at the forefront of innovation and change in military medicine.

Madigan’s Family Medicine Residency is unique as compared to military and civilian counterparts in its combination of personal and flexible academic enrichment. There is an excellent resident to staff ratio (18 residents to 22 staff family medicine physicians, plus 4-8 Fellows) for a total of 22-26 board certified family medicine physicians. Co-located with the Residency is the Faculty Development Fellowship, a two year in-residence program in academic medicine during which Fellows also complete a Master of Public Health (MPH) or a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree. The Madigan Family Medicine Residency has an outstanding first time pass rate for the board certification exam for the American Board of Family Medicine.

The residency seeks to develop an essential cadre of future physicians and leaders in military family medicine. Inpatient medicine skills, from the range of childbirth with obstetrical training to geriatric medicine, are the cornerstones of family medicine. In short, family medicine physicians do it all! Extensive training in inpatient, outpatient, obstetrics, gynecology, pediatrics, sports, adult medicine, geriatrics, and behavioral science comprise only some of the breadth of experiences you will encounter while at Madigan. Each residency graduate is a unique leader and physician, with specific skills designed to complement a wide array of practice scenarios in military GME, medical administration, and clinical medicine. Five residents are in each class, for a total of 15 residents.

Internship: 13 rotations consisting of ICU, CCU, general surgery, orthopedics, family medicine wards, pediatric wards, newborn nursery, labor & delivery, gynecology clinic, emergency medicine, preventive medicine, and operational medicine.
Residency: 26 rotations over 2 years with core rotations of antepartum obstetrics, procedures, geriatrics, psychiatry, sports medicine, urology, pediatric clinic, family medicine wards, and multiple electives.

We also work in a night float system which helps to keep us under the 80-hour work week requirement for residency. Call for 2nd and 3rd year residents averages 1-2 days per month.

Residents can receive generous time and support for research as well as fundamental and advanced training in research skills. Madigan provides outstanding support for research endeavors. There is a Faculty Development Fellowship in the family medicine department which is extremely active in research.

The Madigan Family Medicine Residency has been a longstanding fully accredited training program. The department attracts outstanding family medicine physicians from throughout the military to serve as faculty. The residency enjoys affiliations with both the University of Washington School of Medicine and the Uniformed Services University for the Health Sciences. Indeed, staff physicians in the Madigan family medicine department are clinical professors at both universities. Residents, fellows, and faculty are frequent contributors to the medical literature and to the annual Uniformed Services Association of Family Physicians (USAFP) Scientific Assembly.

For more information contact:
Madigan Army Medical Center
Department of Family Medicine
Tacoma, WA, 98431
(253) 968-2085

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