WWAMI Network

New Network Director
Frederick Chen, MD, MPH became the Network Director starting September 1st.  Prior to becoming Director, Dr. Chen was the Associate Director working with the Legislative Committee and leading the National Graduate Follow-up Survey project. He is also the Chief of Family Medicine at Harborview Medical Center and Vice Chair for Clinical Services for the UW Department of Family Medicine. Previously, he served as Senior Advisor for HRSA’s Bureau of Health Professions for the Teaching Health Center program.  Freddy views his role as Network Director as working with program directors and Network staff and faculty to promote excellence in family medicine residency education, provide academic leadership and to respond to societal needs for family physicians. The first major tasks will be leading the WWAMI Network through the unified GME accreditation system, which includes adding 5 new osteopathic residency programs, and working with the newly-formed Family Medical Education Advisory Board.
Grants:
Physician Assistant Preceptor Productivity. PI Timothy Evans MD, PhD. Co-Investigators: Keren Wick PhD; Steven A Skaggs MPAS, PA-C; Tiffani D Burgin MPAS, PA-C.
Honors:
PAEA Lifetime Achievement Award; Ruth Ballweg MPA, PA-C
 
David Schmitz is the next President Elect of the National Rural Health Association. “He has worked tirelessly to earn this position and rural health care will certainly benefit from his knowledge, advocacy and darn hard work.  Congrats Dave!  No one better for the job.” –Kim Stutzman

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