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Dr. Crane and Sandpoint are the best!

I absolutely loved my month in Sandpoint, Idaho. Dr. Crane, and now Jesse Abbot Klafter (UW residency alumn), are both awesome to work with and great teachers. You get exposure to both rural inpatient and outpatient medicine. There is great continuity, as you are often seeing the patients you took care of on the wards, in clinic for follow-up. There is also a ton of flexibility on this rotation in that you are free to take as little or as much call as you want.

The town of Sandpoint is pretty small, I believe about 7,000 people. You really get to know the people you work with and the town itself. If you get a chance to stay with Sharon, you definitely should. She does a great job introducing you to the town and local hot spots. Speaking of which, there is plenty of awesome things to do in Sandpoint. You are half an hour from Schweitzer in the winter and close to great hiking and biking trails in the summer.

In sum, choose this WWAMI. It’s pretty great!