Family Medicine Residency of Idaho

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The Family Medicine Residency of Idaho (FMRI) is made up of 48 residents, and over 20 faculty physicians, including a psychiatrist, two psychologists and a variety of support staff all devoted to our mission of serving the underserved and medical training. As a student here you will spend the majority of your time in clinic working closely with our faculty and senior residents to solidify and strengthen your clinical skills. You will be involved in as many out-patient procedures as possible, including specialty clinics which may include sports medicine, plastics clinic, procedure clinic, etc. Students round with our family medicine service and with our obstetrics team each for one week. Given adequate advance notice (minimum of 4 weeks), a one-week rural experience can be arranged. Students are expected to participate in several educational didactic and training sessions. We look forward to helping you have an excellent patient-centered, broad-scope clerkship.

Dr. Kimberly Stutzman, MD, the associate director of education at FMRI, Dr. Timothy DeBlieck, MD, 3rd year site director, and Kaye Nelson, site Coordinator, are responsible for the student coordination and handle the daily student rotation: please contact any of them prior to your rotation to make preliminary arrangements. At least one faculty member or senior resident will always supervise the student. Dr. DeBlieck and Mrs. Nelson are your resource for any concerns you may have during the rotation.

Satellite Sites: 

Emerald Clinic: 6094 W. Emerald, Boise, ID 83704
Fort Street Clinic: 121 E. Fort Street, Boise, ID 83712
Meridian Clinic: 2275 S. Eagle Road, Suite 120, Meridian, ID 83642


There are many excellent recreational opportunities in the Boise area including skiing, fishing, kayaking, bicycling, golf, and tennis.

Common Clinic Patients: 

Please ask your site coordinator for more information.

On-Call Duties: 

Students present their admissions at hospital rounds the morning after call. Students take medicine call with a resident at St. Alphonsusonce during their rotation until 11:00 p.m. The OB experience includes one or two overnight calls where the student is exposed to a labor and delivery experience.


Two-bedroom apartment which may be shared with another student. Need advance notice for children, but families welcome. No pets. A vehicle is required for this rotation since you may have to travel to any of four clinic sites during the course of your rotation.


Some facts about the weather in Boise

  • July is the average warmest month.
  • The highest recorded temperature was 111°F in 1960.
  • The average coolest month is December.
  • The lowest recorded temperature was -25°F in 1990.
  • The maximum average precipitation occurs in December.

updated 12/2014