We are thrilled to be celebrating 50 years of the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Washington over the coming year. Our department was formed in 1971 and has been at the forefront of the specialty since its inception.
On behalf of the whole department we hope you’ll plan to join us to mark the occasion and look ahead as we journey into the future. We are looking forward to a virtual speaker series in the coming months, and we plan to honor the anniversary across the WWAMI region at scheduled meetings and events. We are working on video and social media campaigns to highlight how far we’ve come and to inspire us into our next 50 years. We’ll have an anniversary presence at our CME conference Advances in Family Medicine & Primary Care next fall and the celebration will be capped with a gala event in September 2021, COVID-19 permitting.
February 11, 2021
Dr. Sharon Dobie, MD is a professor emeritus in the University of Washington Department of Family Medicine (DFM). Dr. Dobie joined the DFM in 1989 and has since served as a trusted educator and mentor to hundreds of medical students and residents. She is the past director of the UW School of Medicine Underserved Pathway from 2008-2018 and served as faculty advisor to the Community Health Advancement Program from 1989-2010. She was the recipient of the UW 2010 Sterling Munro Public Service Teaching Award and the 2016 Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Gold Humanism Award, and she was named the 2018 Washington Academy of Family Physicians Family Medicine Educator of the Year. She is also the editor and a contributing author of the book Heart Murmurs: What Patients Teach Their Doctors.
Please join us for a conversation with Dr. Dobie about her career as an educator, stories about how it came together, and what she views as essential for the future of family medicine education.
February 11th, 2021 at 5 pm PSTRegister
March 11, 2021
Dr. Gregg VandeKieft, Inaugural Farber Visiting Professorship Lecture. UW volunteer clinical associate professor for nearly 20 years. Hospice and Palliative Care specialist, Providence St. Peter Hospital, Olympia, WA.
Details and registration coming soon.
March 11th, 2021 at 5 pm PST
January 7, 2021 – Dr. Antonio Dajer, UW Family Medicine residency class of 1986.Dr. Dajer presented on the lessons he has learned during his post-residency career, a career that includes time working as a hospital medical director in Nicaragua, service on the Navajo reservation, his ER shift in Lower Manhattan during the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and working as an ER director for 14 years.