The UW Family Medicine Residency Network exists to promote excellence in family medicine residency education, to provide academic leadership, and to respond to societal needs. The quality of the individual programs is high. This is reflected in the number and quality of applicants and residents, as well as in the excellence of the faculty.
Fellowship & Certificate Programs
The Department of Family Medicine and its affiliated Residency Network at the University of Washington believe that fellowship training is critical to the evolution of family medicine. The current Faculty Development Fellowship program is designed to prepare family physicians for full-time teaching careers in medical schools and family practice residencies. 12 fellows are admitted each year and spend five full weeks at the University of Washington Seattle campus. Each fellow spends one year in the Fellowship, functioning as a faculty member in one of the affiliated residency programs. Fellows’ activities include supervised student and resident teaching, individual projects under faculty mentorship, and clinical care in a continuity family practice at their home residency program. This experiential base is enriched by 25 days of intensive instruction at the University of Washington. The goal of our program is to graduate fellows who will develop a successful career as full-time teachers in family medicine. The Fellowship provides the resources, experiences and guidance fellows need to assume demanding roles in academic medicine. In turn, we look to the faculty fellows as a source of innovation and renewal within our Family Medicine Residency Network.
Fellowship Dates for the 2019-2020 Fellowship Year
July 8-12, 2019
October 14-18, 2019
January 13-17, 2020
March 16-20, 2020
May 18-22, 2020
Past and current Fellows can access more information on the Network Digital Resource Library (NDRL).
Network and Madigan Faculty Development Certificate Program
The Faculty Development Certificate Program is a yearlong program in which a cohort of 11 individuals participate together with the WWAMI Network and Madigan Army Medical Center. There are two in-person faculty development sessions, one at the beginning to launch the program, and one at the midpoint. The remainder faculty development sessions are live webinars, prior to which participants complete prework. Each webinar combines both lecture and interactive formats, and at times includes the use of small-group breakouts within the webinar session. In addition, the participants create an Individual Faculty Development Plan for the year. Based on this plan our faculty and staff provide guidance and direct participants to relevant Network resources.
Certificate Program Dates for 2019-2020
Spring In-person Conference: May 6-7, 2019 (Steilacoom/Tacoma, WA)
Teleconference 1: June 5, 2019
Teleconference 2: August 7, 2019
Teleconference 3: September 4, 2019
Teleconference 4: October 2, 2019
Fall In-person Conference: November 5-6, 2019 (Steilacoom/Tacoma, WA)
Teleconference 5: December 4, 2019
Teleconference 6: January 8, 2020
Teleconference 7: February 5, 2020
Teleconference 8: March 4, 2020
Teleconference 9: April 1, 2020
All teleconference sessions are from 1:30pm-3:00pm PDT/2:30pm-4pm MDT/12:30pm-2:00pm AKDT
To compare the two programs, please click here.
For more information about the Fellowship or Certificate Program, please contact Jennifer Ames/(206) 221-9104, Education Programs Manager.
Please note, all participants of the Fellowship and Certificate Program are required to have an active Clinical Faculty Appointment with UW Family Medicine. For more information on Clinical Faculty Appointments, please click here.
Upcoming Faculty Development Webinars
Every month, the Residency Network hosts an online development session that is open to all faculty members at our affiliated programs. All webinars are on Wednesdays from 8:00 – 9:00 AM PST unless otherwise noted.
2019 Webinar Dates:
February 6, March 6, April 3, May 1, June 5, July 3 (canceled), August 7, September 4, October 2, November 6, December 4
Webinar Recordings and Materials
Materials and recording will be posted following each webinar.
Tips for Engaging and Exciting Residents (and Faculty) in Scholarship and Research, Part 1: FPIN in the FMRN – Winslow Gerrish, PhD; Ryan Gilles, MD; Chris Vincent, MD; Amanda Weidner, MPH 8/07/2019
Tips for Engaging and Exciting Residents (and Faculty) in Scholarship and Research, Part 1: FPIN in the FMRN
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 | 8:00 – 9:00 am PDT
Facilitating Global Health Learning – Elizabeth Hutchinson, MD; Anna McDonald, MD; Devin Sawyer, MD; 03/07/2018
Death Pronouncements and Coping with the Dying of Our Patients: It’s Not Just a Protocol – Dr. Lucille (Lu) Marchand, 12/07/2016
- Article: Death Pronouncement: Survival Tips for Residents
- Article: Death Pronouncements: Using a Teachable Moment in End-of-Life Care Residency Training
- Article: Death Pronouncements: Surviving and Thriving Through Stories
- Article: Incorporating the Arts and Humanities in Palliative Medicine Education
Strategies and Approaches for Recruiting Residency Faculty in Today’s World – Ardis Davis, MSW; Marcia McGuire, MA; Erick Isaacson, MD; Ronald Malm, DO; Tony Pedroza, MD; Greg Sanders, MD; Paul Gianutsos, MD, MPH; 06/01/2016
Webinar Recording and Slides: Note, you will need to log-in with your UW NetID to access the link. If you have questions, contact Marcia McGuire, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Webinar Recording and Summary/Press Release Document: Note, you will need to log-in with your UW NetID to access the recording and summary/press release document. If you have questions, contact Marcia McGuire, email@example.com.
Dr. Greg Sanders, Sea Mar Community Health Centers – NIPDD Project: Where Newer FMRs Got Their Original Faculty, and How They Developed Them
Dr. Erick Isaacson, Kadlec Familiy Medicine Residency – NIPDD Project: Retaining and Recruiting Faculty – Is There Hope for Work, Life Balance?
- Dr. Justin Glass, Family Medicine Residency Idaho Boise
- Dr. Ned Vasquez, Family Medicine Residency Western Montana Missoula
- Dr. Rae Wright, Family Medicine Southwest Washington Vancouver
- Dr. Julie Taraday, Swedish Family Medicine Residency-Cherry Hill Seattle
Webinar Recording PEC Panel: PowerPoint Slides Supplemental PEC Materials – Please note, login with a UW NetID is required to access these materials on the NDRL. Please first ask your Residency Administrator/Coordinator about your program’s UW NetID; further questions can be routed to our Network Office.
Recording; BSQ Index and Minimums; Template Tracking Excel; BSQ Forms – Please note, login with a UW NetID is required to access these materials on the NDRL. Please first ask your Residency Administrator/Coordinator about your program’s UW NetID; further questions can be routed to our Network Office.
Orientation, Milestones, and Initial Assessment of New Interns – Dr. Cindy Works and Dr. Brian Veauthier, 06/11/14
The Milestone OSCEs and IEP Example discussed during the webinar have been posted to the NDRLhere can be accessed after logging in.
CCC Development – Lessons Learned from a Beta-test Site – Dr. Mike Geurin and Dr. Emily Colson, 01/08/14
- note that this recording does not include the first few minutes of the presentation due to technical difficulties; please reference the slide set for the first few slides
Simulation Training at Madigan Military Hospital’s Andersen Simulation Center
Simulation Training at Madigan Military Hospital’s Andersen Simulation Center
These sessions, held at Madigan Military Hospital’s Andersen Simulation Center, focus on learning how to use medical simulators to teach residents and medical students various procedures, depending on the “theme” of the sessions. FMRN faculty will also learn how to use simulators to teach residents and students how to function as members of a team providing coordinated care in emergency situations. Themes will usually be one of the following: OB, trauma, adult life support, pediatric life support, or miscellaneous procedures (e.g. vasectomy, LP, joint injection). One faculty person per Network program per year may attend. If space permits, programs may send more than one faculty person.
Robert C. Oh, MD
Program Director, Faculty Development Fellowship
Chief of the Family Medicine Department
Madigan Faculty Development Resources
Madigan has its own Faculty Development Fellowship within the military. They have designed faculty development material across many topics, and have made them available to the Family Medicine Residency Network faculty. Faculty development materials are available here. Access instructions are available here.
Other simulation resources: Madigan simulation cases on NDRL
Madigan Army Medical Center
Fall Leadership and Education Workshop
November 5-6, 2019
American Lake Conference Center, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Tacoma, WA
Registration is free for the Family Medicine Residency Network faculty. For more information, please contact Elisa Bickett
In 2015 Pacific Northwest University (PNWU) and WWAMI Family Medicine Residency Network (FMRN) formed a collaborative team to assist residencies within the Network with ACGME osteopathic recognition and support the AOA residency programs with the single accreditation process. The Osteopathic Faculty Development workshops listed below are a direct result of this collaboration.
Osteopathic Principles & Practice Introductory Workshop (On-demand)
Osteopathic Principles & Practice (OPP) workshops are now available to your program through Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences. They are a direct result of the collaboration between FMRN and PNWU to support residencies and associated institutions with Osteopathic Recognition and the unified accreditation movement. The workshops are interactive, hands-on educational activities that incorporate kinesthetic learning, lecture, and small group work at OMM tables. Participants experience an enriched learning environment focused on OPP modalities: soft tissue; myofascial release; lymphatics; counterstrain; muscle energy; high velocity, low amplitude. The workshops are designed to foster osteopathic-focused learning environments in residency training programs. They are aimed at residency program directors, faculty and osteopathic preceptors so that they may develop individual skills in OPP modalities and improve competencies as educators who supervise residents who perform OPP in patient care settings. These hands-on workshops can be brought to your program site and are eligible for AMA and AOA CME.
- Osteopathic Principles and Practice Introductory Workshop
The initial 4 hour, hands on workshop that discusses the history and philosophy of osteopathic principles and teaches basic introduction to the six primary osteopathic techniques.
- Management of Low Back Pain using OMT
3 hour workshop on lower back pain evaluation, identifying somatic dysfunction and performing direct and indirect osteopathic techniques to treat low back pain.
- Treatment of Headaches, Neck Pain and TMJ using OMT
3 hour workshop that evaluates and identifies the source of the pain and teaches various osteopathic treatment techniques to treat the different sources of pain.
- OMT in Prenatal Care
3 hour workshop that identifies somatic dysfunction associated with pregnancy and introduces osteopathic techniques used to alleviate those complaints.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule a session, contact Michelle Chadek, Regional GME Liaison.
Save the Date!
OMM Fundamentals for Healthcare Providers Workshop
July 10, 2019
PNWU Campus, Yakima, WA
OMM Fundamentals for Healthcare Providers Workshop is a full day, hands on workshop designed for MDs matriculating into ACGME residency programs with Osteopathic Recognition and MD/DOs precepting osteopathic learners that introduces basic concepts and techniques associated with Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. Flyer attached.
UW Medicine’s Faculty Development Resources and Offerings
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For workshops and contact information, go to the schedule and registration
Annual and Ongoing
Oct. 1, 2019
Active Learning in
Dec. 10, 2019
Best Practices for
Jan. 9, 2020
Skills for the Busy Faculty Member:
Feb. 25, 2020
Apr. 28, 2020
Feb. 5, 2020
8th Annual Women Faculty Day
May 12, 2020
20th Annual Faculty Development Day
* live streaming and/or recorded
Sessions meet the ACGME requirement for annual faculty development in the following areas:
(1) Educator Skills, (2) Quality Improvement/ Patient Safety, (3) Physician Well-Being, (4) Patient Care/ Practice-Based Learning and Improvement
NWHFC Project ECHO: Heart Failure Case Conference Series
The video conferences are led by an interdisciplinary team of heart failure experts, involving 15 minutes of CME accredited educational presentations, and 45 minutes of audience-‐submitted heart failure case presentations and interactive discussions/consultations are organized to improve the care of patients with heart failure, and expand the experience and knowledge base of the providers who care for them. Community providers (MD/DO, ARNP/PA, RN, PharmD, Social Work and Allied Health Professionals) who treat patients with a diagnosis of heart failure are invited to join these conferences (there is no fee), scheduled for the ﬁrst and third Wednesdays at noon Paciﬁc Time, and can present their own cases or participate in the discussion of cases from other sites.
Program Director Resources through UW GME Office (UW Net ID required for access)
UW GME Office’s Program Director Intranet
UW GME Office’s Online Recordings, would need to search by title or date of presentation
CLIME Resources for Teaching
UW SOM Faculty Development