Misbah Keen
Phone: (206) 543-9425


The University of Washington Family Medicine Medical Student Education Section develops and delivers innovative, high-quality training to medical students who will serve the evolving needs of the diverse individuals, families, and communities of the WWAMI region.

Our mission is to encourage and develop students who will serve rural communities, the urban underserved and other vulnerable populations. We recognize health as a matter of social justice. All individuals, families and communities have a right to health and access to medical care.

Family medicine is the foundation of health care for all, providing patient care that is patient-centered and evidence-based. We believe family medicine is a foundation for the development of all physicians. We value education that is innovative, relationship-centered and community-based, emphasizing population health, community engagement, service learning and continuous quality improvement. We value inter-professional and inter-disciplinary collaboration that promotes teamwork, professionalism and respectful treatment of students, patients and colleagues. We embrace diversity among our students, staff and faculty and support professional and personal development for all.


Contact: Tom Greer

The Productivity Study Project
Contact: Tomoko Sairenji

Reinvigorating Scholarship
Contact: Bill Phillips


  • Jeanne Cawse-Lucas
    Associate Professor,
    Theodore J. Phillips Endowed Professor, Family Medicine
  • David Evans
    Director - RUOP | Underserved Pathway
    Investigator - WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
  • Misbah Keen
    Vice Chair of Education and Head of Medical Student Education Section
  • Toby Keys
    Education Specialist, RUOP
  • Amanda Kost
    Cascade College Faculty, CUSP Co-Director, Ecology of Health and Medicine Course Director
  • Raye Maestas
    Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Denali College Faculty
  • Davis G Patterson
    Director - Collaborative for Rural Primary care Research, Education, and Practice (Rural PREP)
  • Tomoko Sairenji
    Assistant Professor, Family Medicine

Recent Publications

Collaborative Partners

Washington Academy of Family Physicians

Society of Teachers of Family Medicine

Idaho Academy of Family Physicians

WWAMI Area Health Education Centers

WWAMI Medical Education Campuses

Department of Family Medicine Clinical Faculty

WWAMI Clinical Teaching Sites