Valley Family Medicine
The Family Medicine Residency at Valley Medical Center is committed to excellence in teaching and professional development of our residents. We are fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education of the American Medical Association.
Our program is comprised of 24 residents (8-8-8) and is an unopposed residency at Valley Medical Center, a 323-bed, full-service community hospital located between Kent and Renton, 14 miles south of Seattle. Valley Medical Center is the largest and most comprehensive medical complex in South King County.
An innovative curriculum is offered, providing a breadth of experience and flexibility adapted to train family physicians to practice in a variety of settings. This training includes quality inpatient and outpatient primary care, obstetrics, and behavioral science. Unique components of the curriculum include scheduling residents in clinic on a daily basis; disease management/population based care, evidenced-based medicine expertise, and practice management seminars that are targeted to the academic year. Residents also receive regular one-on-one precepting in their continuity clinic. We provide this experience in an emotionally supportive environment that encourages intellectual debate and lifelong professional development.
To be the premier choice for family medicine residency education by providing an exceptional and innovative training experience so as to graduate the best family physicians in the United States.
The mission of Valley Family Medicine is to prepare family physicians for future practice…
…with a broad set of skills
…in a wide range of settings
…with diverse groups of people
…incorporating lifelong professional development
For details on how we interpret and achieve our mission please visit our website
The core faculty at Valley Medical Center is comprised of eight family medicine physicians, an internist, and behavioral scientist. Each faculty member holds a clinical faculty appointment, and has completed a faculty development fellowship with the University of Washington. Pediatric, OB/GYN, Psychiatry, Adolescent Medicine and Orthopedic consultants enhance the education of the residents through didactics and clinical involvement. We have a full time clinical pharmacist available to the residents in their continuity clinic as well as their inpatient rotations.
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