What benefits do I get as a Resident in the WWAMI Network?

Visualize yourself joining one of the 24 network programs across the unique, collaborative 5-state WWAMI region. Train at the program best suited to your interests, paired with the benefits of being affiliated with an outstanding medical school and a highly – respected academic medical center. To be a member of such a strong network of programs will help you get the most from your residency years.

Regional Connections

The WWAMI Network maintains email lists for every resident class and for the chief residents to foster collaboration and the sharing of ideas between programs. We also maintain an online resource for all elective rotations available to residents in WWAMI Network programs.

Opportunities for Publication

With your faculty, you will have the opportunity to do evidence reviews to answer questions generated in practice and to write these up for publication in the Journal of Family Practice, American Family Physician, or Evidence-Based Practice through the national Family Physicians Inquiries Network (FPIN).

UW Health Sciences Library Access

Access to every reference resource you expect from a state-of-the-art medical school and university library. Hundreds of journals are easily accessed online with full text versions of articles available.

Resource Sharing

The WWAMI Network’s Digital Resource Library, an indexed collection of materials supporting education, research, and special projects in our affiliated programs, is available for creating and sharing resources.

Opportunities for Leadership

A two-day Chief Resident Development course is offered to incoming Chiefs every Spring. The group gets a chance to meet each other and hear tips from outgoing Chiefs.

WWAMI Practice Opportunities Listing

As you near completion of your residency training, stay informed of practice openings and advanced fellowship training opportunities for family physicians throughout the WWAMI region.

Innovative Models of Care and Research

WWAMI residency programs are developing patient centered medical homes in training programs. A residency-based practice research network is active and involves residents at many sites.

Emphasis on Evidence-Based Practice (EBP)

For the last 15 years we have been training faculty and pro¬viding resources to ensure that when there is good evidence you know where to find it and how to apply it to your patients. Each program has developed its own ways to teach EBP and sharing methods is encouraged.

Administration Systems

Access to New Innovations, a web-based residency adminis¬tration software suite that is used for scheduling, evaluations, conferences, curricula and other program activities. The system allows programs to learn best practices from each other.