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 Overview

Fellowship Dates for the 2017-2018 Fellowship Year

July 17-21, 2017
October 16-20, 2017
January 8-12, 2018
March 19-23, 2018
May 21-25, 2018

Fellowship Dates for the 2018-2019 Fellowship Year

July 16-20, 2018
October 15-19, 2018
January 14-18, 2019
March 18-22, 2019
May 20-24, 2019

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 12 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 2017-2018

Spring In Person Conference (Tacoma, WA): May 10-11
Webinar: June 7
Webinar: July 5 Cancelled
Webinar: August 2
Webinar: September 6
Webinar: October 4
Fall In Person Conference (Tacoma, WA): November 8-9
Webinar: December 6
Webinar: January 3
Webinar: February 7
Webinar: March 7
Webinar: April 4

Certificate Program Dates for 2018-2019

Spring In Person Conference (Tacoma, WA): May 21-22, 2018
Webinar: June 6, 2018*
Webinar: August 1, 2018*
Webinar: September 5, 2018*
Webinar: October 3, 2018*
Fall In Person Conference (Tacoma, WA): November 7-8, 2018
Webinar: December 5, 2018*
Webinar: January 2, 2019*
Webinar: February 6, 2019*
Webinar: March 6, 2019*
Webinar: April 3, 2019*
* Webinar session times will be 1:30pm-3:00pm Pacific / 2:30pm-4:00pm Mountain / 12:30pm-2:00pm Alaska time)

To compare the two programs, please click here.

For more information about the Fellowship or Certificate Program, please contact Jennifer Ames/(206) 221-9104, Continuing Education Coordinator or Marcia McGuire/(206) 685-4119, Regional Educator.

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.

The 2018 webinar dates are: January 3, February 7, March 7, April 4, May 2, June 6, August 1, September 5, October 3, November 7, December 5.


Webinar Recordings and Materials

Materials and recording will be posted following each webinar.

Curriculum Development: Goals and Objectives – Dr. Rae Wright; 12/06/2017

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,

Residents in Difficulty: Role Clarity and Faculty Consensus – Nancy Stevens, MD, MPH; 08/02/2017

Webinar Recording and SlidesNote, you will need to log-in with your UW NetID to access the link.  If you have questions, contact Marcia McGuire,

Beyond Journal Club: Building an Engaging EBM Curriculum – Jon Neher, MD and Gary Kelsberg, MD; 06/07/2017

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,

Advocacy: Why Medicaid GME Matters and Training our Residents – Chris Baumert, MD and Ardis Davis, MSW; 04/05/2017

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,

Death Pronouncements and Coping with the Dying of Our Patients: It’s Not Just a Protocol – Dr. Lucille (Lu) Marchand, 12/07/2016

Webinar Recording

PowerPoint Slides

Additional materials:

  • 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

Residents In Distress: Resources Through Physicians Health Programs – Dr. Chris Bundy, Washington Physicians Health Program (WPHP); 10/05/2016

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,

A New Paradigm for Feedback: Learner Engagement and the Intentional Learning Environment – Dr. Judy Pauwels, Network; 09/07/2016

Webinar Recording

PowerPoint Slides

Other Materials: Note, you will need to log-in with your UW NetID to access the link.  If you have questions, contact Marcia McGuire,

The Match and SOAP: Perspectives from the Medical School Advisor Team – Dr. Tomoko Sairenji, 04/06/2016

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,

Effective Communication and Resiliency in Challenging Clinical Situations – Dr. Lucille (Lu) Marchand, 03/02/2016

Webinar Recording


Other Materials: Note, you will need to log-in with your UW NetID to access the link.  If you have questions, contact Marcia McGuire,

Millennials Rising: Learner Centeredness Across Generations – Joshua Jauregui, MD, 12/02/15

Webinar Recording, Slides, and Handout: Note, you will need to log-in with your UW NetID to access the link.  If you have questions, contact Marcia McGuire,

Is There Any Hope for GME Reform? – Ardis Davis, MSW, 11/04/15

GME Summit Agenda

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,

PowerPoints from Summit presentations

Wellness and Resilience, Part I – Dr. Kerry Watrin, 09/02/15

Webinar RecordingNote, you will need click through the slides yourself because of the way it recorded.

PowerPoint Slides


Other Materials – Note, you will need to log-in with your UW NetID to access these materials

Faculty Recruitment, Retention and Development – Dr. Greg Sanders and Dr. Erick Isaacson, 06/03/15

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?

Webinar Recording

PowerPoint Slides

Panel: Four Programs’ Insights on the Program Evaluation Committee PEC – 02/04/15


    • 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.

Mentoring Conversations: Reflective Writing Exercises for Interns – Dr. Jason Sapp, 01/07/15

Dr. Jason Sapp, Associate Transitional Year Intern Program Director, Madigan Army Medical Center

Webinar Recording – Note, audio recording only. You will need to download the file. If you experience difficulties, contact Marcia McGuire, PowerPoint Slides

Procedural Competency Training: How BSQs May Help – Dr. Sonja Ronning, 12/10/14

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.

Improve Feedback: Improve Learning – Dr. Judy Pauwels, 05/14/14

Thank you to UW School of Medicine’s Graduate Medical Education Office for sharing Dr. Judy Pauwel’s Grand Rounds presentation:

Webinar Recording Must Log In


PowerPoint Slides: Feedback

Handout: Feedback

Discussion Prompts: Feedback

CCC Development – Lessons Learned from a Beta-test Site – Dr. Mike Geurin and Dr. Emily Colson, 01/08/14

Webinar Recording

      • 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


CCC Development: Lessons Learned from a Beta-Test Site – Powerpoint Slides

Madigan Resources

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.

2017 Training Dates

  • September 6 – OB SIM Didactics – FM Clinic
  • September 13 – OB SIM – Madigan Labor & Delivery (3rd Floor)
  • November 22 – Peds SIM Didactics – FM Clinic
  • November 29 – Peds SIM – Andersen Simulation Center

2018 Training Dates

    • February 14 – Adult SIM Didactics – FM Clinic
    • February 21 – Adult SIM – Andersen Simulation Center
    • April 25 – Army Trauma SIM Didactics – FM Clinic
    • May 2 – Army Trauma SIM – Andersen SIM Center (bused to off-site area)

Must contact Dr. Jeffrey Burket ( in advance to be cleared to participate.

Dr. Jeffrey Burket, Madigan Faculty Development Fellow,

Simulation Training Road Show

Many programs have participated in the simulation training at Madigan Military Hospital’s Anderson Simulation Center, and now there is another option for the WWAMI Family Medicine Residency Network programs: Madigan’s simulation experts can come to your program to consult on ways to more effectively use the simulation resources at your site. The Network will cover the travel costs for these simulation training road shows.

Marcia McGuire, MA, Network Educator or 206.685.4119


Madigan Traveling Faculty Development Topics

Madigan’s two-year Faculty Development Fellowship is offering to bring tailored educational activities to you to meet your program’s faculty development needs. These Madigan Traveling Faculty Development Topics are independent from the Network-arranged Simulation Training Road Shows. Interested programs need to arrange details directly with the Madigan Faculty Development fellows.

The Madigan fellows’ time is covered; your program would only have to cover travel and lodging for the Madigan fellows to come to your program to facilitate the Traveling Faculty Development Topics. Go here for more information.

Dr. Jeffrey Burket, Madigan Faculty Development Fellow,


Madigan Faculty Development Resources

Madigan has its own Faculty Development Fellowship within the military. Dr. Doug Maurer has designed faculty development material across many topics. He had made these materials 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 Faculty Development Conference
November 8-9, 2017, 7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Breakfast and lunch provided.

Please RSVP with Dr. Jeffrey Burket, Madigan Faculty Development Fellow,

Other WWAMI Resources

UW Medicine’s Faculty Development Resources and Offerings

For resources, login with UW NetID

For workshops and contact information, go to the schedule and registration

Upcoming Events

Special Topics

Upcoming Courses

Annual and Ongoing

Jan. 9, 2018

(*)Time Management and
January 9 | 8:00am-4:00pm
South Campus Center
Register Here 

Feb. 16, 2018

(*)Faculty Development Day:
Leadership and Communication

February 16 | 8:00a-4:00a
Center for Urban Horticulture
Register Here 

Mar. 30, 2018

*Leveraging the APE and Self Study
for Program Improvement

March 30 | 8:00-11:00am
South Lake Union
Register Here | More Info

Apr. 10, 2018

*Resources for Remediation and
The Struggling Resident

April 10 | 8:00-11:00am
South Lake Union | More Info

Apr. 26, 2018

*Conflict Management and
April 26 | 8:00-11:00am
South Lake Union | More Info

2017 Webinar Series

*STFM Webinar Series
2017 | Online | More Info
Click here to join virtually

Next Webinar:
 “How to
Get Started Producing Scholarly Work”
Dec. 12 | 1:00 pm CST | Register Here

 Jan. 26, 2018

*GME 102
January 26 | 8:00a-4:00p | SLU
Agenda More Info
Register Here 

CME credit available

 Mar. 7, 2018

*6th Annual Women Faculty Day
March 7 | 8:00a-4:00p
Center for Urban Horticulture

* live streaming and/or recorded
(*) likely live streaming and/or recorded but yet to receive confirmation

Other Events

PNWU Osteopathic Principles & Practice (OPP) Introductory Workshop (On-demand)

Osteopathic faculty development 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.


For more information, please visit the workshop webpage and view the workshop brochure.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a session, contact Michelle Chadek, MS, Regional GME Liaison at

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.

Click here to view the flyer with information, or here to register. If you have questions about the program, contact

STFM Faculty for Tomorrow Webinar: Essential Presentation Skills 

Register now for an interactive one-hour webinar, “Essential Presentation Skills,” on Wednesday, March 8, at 1:00 pm CST. New faculty and residents will learn how to create engaging didactic presentations for effective medical education. Topics covered will include how to: 

      • Design presentation content for maximum visual impact
      • Develop effective presentation delivery skills 
      • Align content with objectives and appropriate instructional strategies

Presenter: Jennifer Middleton, MD

Other Resources

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