Amanda Kost, MD, MEd
Associate Professor, Family Medicine
Cascade College Faculty, CUSP Co-Director, Ecology of Health and Medicine Course Director

Phone: (206) 543-9425

Biographical Profile

Dr. Kost is Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Washington where she teaches clinical skills, conducts medical education research, and cares for patients. She attended medical school at the University at Buffalo and completed a Masters of Education at the University of Washington with a focus on educational research and statistics. After finishing her residency in family medicine at the University of Washington, Dr. Kost practiced full spectrum family medicine and at a community health center for two years before joining the faculty. At UW, she has been active in the UWSOM curriculum renewal process through the development and implementation of the clinical immersion and intersessions and is now the director for the Ecology of Health and Medicine course. She teaches and mentors medical students through the College system. She currently is the faculty advisor for the Community Health Advancement Program and is developing the Community-focused Urban Scholars Program (CUSP) to help prepare students to care for urban underserved populations. She has also been a faculty member of the Underserved Pathway, previously directed medical student advising in family medicine, and developed a longitudinal family medicine preclinical preceptorship. Nationally, she has served as chair for the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Group on Medical Student Education and has completed an editorial fellowship with the journal Family Medicine. She continues to practice full spectrum family medicine at Harborview Medical Center.

Teaching Interests & Roles

- Early clinical skills
- Scholarship in medicine
- Primary care career choice
- Caring for underserved populations

Research Interests & Roles

- Career choice of medical students
- Feedback in medical education

Education & Training



Degree or Credential



University of Washington MEd 2016
SUNY Buffalo MD 2005

Published Articles





Medical Student Participation in Family Medicine Department Extracurricular Experiences and Choosing to Become a Family Physician. Kost A, Cawse-Lucas J, Evans DV, Overstreet F, Andrilla CH, Dobie S Fam Med
A Proposed Conceptual Framework and Investigation of Upward Feedback Receptivity in Medical Education. Kost A, Combs H, Smith S, Klein E, Kritek P, Robins L, Cianciolo AT, Butani L, Gigante J, Ramani S Teach Learn Med 2015
The WWAMI Targeted Rural Underserved Track (TRUST) Program: An Innovative Response to Rural Physician Workforce Shortages. Greer T, Kost A, Evans DV, Norris T, Erickson J, McCarthy J, Allen S Acad Med 2016
Clinical Decisions Made in Primary Care Clinics Before and After Choosing Wisely. Kost A, Genao I, Lee JW, Smith SR J Am Board Fam Med
Seasonal affective disorder, grief reaction, and adjustment disorder. Osborn J, Raetz J, Kost A Med. Clin. North Am. 2014
Socrates was not a pimp: changing the paradigm of questioning in medical education. Kost A, Chen FM Acad Med 2015
Primary care residency choice and participation in an extracurricular longitudinal medical school program to promote practice with medically underserved populations. Kost A, Benedict J, Andrilla CH, Osborn J, Dobie SA Acad Med 2014
The underserved pathway-fostering medical student interest in the care of vulnerable populations. Waterman SU, Kost A, Lazzar R, Dobie S Virtual Mentor 2011