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

2016-2017 Fellows Photo Roster

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 2016-2017 Fellowship Year

July 18-22, 2016
October 17-21, 2016
January 9-13, 2017
March 20-24, 2017
May 22-26, 2017

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

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

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 2016-2017

May 11-12 Spring Fac Dev.
Aug 10
Sept 28
Oct 26
Nov 9-10 Fall Fac Dev.
Jan 25
Feb 15
March 15

Certificate Program Dates for 2017-2018

May 10-11 Spring Fac Dev. (in-person)
June 7
July 5
August 2
September 6
October 4
November 8-9 Spring Fac Dev. (in-person)
December 6
January 3
February 7
March 7
April 4

To compare the two programs, 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 2017 webinar dates are: January 4, February 1, March 1, April 5, May 3, June 7, July 5 (canceled), August 2, September 6, October 4, November 1, December 6.


Webinar Recordings and Materials

Materials and recording will be posted following each webinar.

Upcoming topics:

  • May 3 – Direct Observation, Judy Pauwels, MD
  • June 7 – Orienting New Faculty, Leslie Waldman, MD

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

These 2-day 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. Training sessions always take place on Tuesday afternoons and Wednesday mornings.

2017 Training Dates

  • February 21-22: Adult
  • April 26: Military Trauma Simulation Didactics (8am-12pm)
  • May 3: Field simulation training, with helicopters (7.30am-4.30pm) – Must contact Dr. Doug Maurer in advance to be cleared to participate.

For more information contact:

Dr. Doug Maurer, Madigan Faculty Development Fellowship Program Director, or 253.968.2911.

Sample Schedule Day 1 (Tuesday PM):

Madigan faculty are teachers, FMRN faculty are learners (4 groups of 1-2 people).

12:45 PM: Introduction to simulation sessions
1:00 PM: Faculty are learners and rotate among 4 simulation stations
2:00 PM: Self-directed training
4:00 PM: Wrap-up, evaluation, and planning for Wednesday

Sample Schedule Day 2 (Wednesday AM):

FMRN and Madigan faculty are teachers, Madigan residents and medical students are learners (4 groups of 3 – 5 people).

7:30 AM: Introduction to learning activities
8:00 AM: Residents and students rotate among simulation stations with faculty as teachers
11:30 AM: Wrap-up and evaluation

Half-Day Simulation Mini Camps

The Madigan Andersen Simulation Center is offering half day “simulation
mini camps”. Times are 7:30am-11:30am for the morning sessions, and
1pm-5pm for the afternoon sessions.
Training Dates
April 27
May 26
June 8

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.

Example schedule:

Two half days
Day 1: Afternoon, train-the-trainer with program’s simulation faculty.
Day 2: Morning, program’s residents participate in the simulations set up on Day 1. Afterwards, debrief/coaching with simulation faculty.

If your program interested in this train-the-trainer opportunity, please contact: Marcia McGuire at 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. As such, interested programs need to arrange details directly with the Madigan Faculty Development fellows (contact Madigan fellow Dr. Heather Omara,

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.

Madigan Faculty Development Resources

Madigan has its own Faculty Development Fellowship within the military. As Program Director of this fellowship, 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: here

Other simulation resources: Madigan simulation cases on NDRL

Madigan Army Medical Center

Spring Faculty Development Conference May 11, 2017, 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., breakfast and lunch provided. Please RSVP with Dr. Douglas M. Maurer, Program Director for Madigan Faculty Development ( Dr. Maurer will also provide directions to the conference.

Fall Faculty Development Conference November 8-9, 2017, 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., breakfast and lunch provided. Please RSVP with Dr. Douglas M. Maurer, Program Director for Madigan Faculty Development ( Dr. Maurer will also provide directions to the conference.

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

Mar. 22, 2017

(*)Annual Faculty Development Day Program:
Leadership and Communication
March 22, 2017 | 8:00am-4:00pm | Urban Horticulture Center

Our very own Belinda Fu, MD, will be leading

the afternoon with Medical Improv around
Power Dynamics.

View Agenda | Click here to register
CME credit will be available.

 Apr. 25, 2017

(*)Diversity Issues in Teaching and Learning:
Response versus Reaction in Challenging Times
9:00-11:45 AM | Health Sciences Building, Room T550
Click here to register | More Info
Sponsored by BIME, CLIME, CEDI, and UW Center for
Teaching and Learning

Webinar Series

*STFM Webinar Series
2016 | Online | More Info
Click here to join virtually

Webinar Series

*Virtual Mindfulness Drop-In Sessions
3rd Tuesdays | Online | More Info
Click here to join virtually


* 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)

Pacific Northwest University is hosting an OPP Introductory Workshop for residency faculty, with 3.5 hours of CME available. The workshop is brought to your program, and is designed to foster osteopathic-focused learning environments in residency training programs. The OPP Introductory Workshop is aimed at residency program directors and faculty 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. The workshop is an interactive, hands-on educational activity. Through kinesthetic learning, lecture, and small group discussion, participants experience an enriched learning environment focused on 6 OPP modalities: soft tissue; myofascial release; lymphatics; counterstrain; muscle energy; high velocity, low amplitude (HVLA).

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

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a session, contact Michelle Hacker, OPP Education Coordinator, at or 509.249.7884.

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