Medical Student Education
BiographyDr. Kost is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Washington where she teaches, 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 at a community health center for two years before joining the faculty. At the University of Washington, she participated in the School of Medicine curriculum renewal process through the development and implementation of clinical immersion, intersessions and the themes curriculum. She taught medical students through the College system and directed the Teaching Scholars faculty development certificate program as an associate director for the Center for Learning and Innovation in Medical Education. She is the Director of Medical Student Education for the Department of Family Medicine. She also serves as the Medical Director for the MEDEX Northwest Physician Assistant Program and the co-director of the Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho (WWAMI) Rural Integrated Training Program, which is the patient care phase longitudinal integrated clerkship. Dr. Kost’s medical education contributions include service as Underserved Pathway faculty, director of family medicine medical student advising, development of a longitudinal family medicine pre-clinical preceptorship, advisor to the Community Health Advancement Program and co-director of the Community-focused Urban Scholars Program. Nationally, she has served on the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Committee on Medical Student Education, Research Committee, and was the conference chair for the 2020 STFM Medical Student Education Conference. Dr. Kost was a member of the National Board of Medical Examiners Test Development Committee for Epidemiology and Biostatistics and now serves on the Item Review Committee. She completed an editorial fellowship with the journal Family Medicine and is an associate editor of Peer-Reviewed Reports in Medical Education Research (PRiMER) and is the editor of the online resource Teaching Physician. Dr. Kost continues to practice full spectrum family medicine at Harborview Medical Center where she serves as the interim Chief of Service for Family Medicine.
PublicationsSairenji T, Kost A, Prunuske J, Wendling AL, Morley CP, Polverento ME, Young V, Phillips JP The Impact of Family Medicine Interest Groups and Student-Run Free Clinics on Primary Care Career Choice: A Narrative Synthesis. Family Medicine. Jul 2022
Kost A, Phillips JP, Polverento ME, Kovar-Gough I, Morley CP, Prunuske J, Wendling AL, Sairenji T The Influence of Role Modeling and Mentorship on Primary Care Career Choice: What Can Be Gleaned From 30 Years of Research?. Family Medicine. Jul 2022
Kardonsky K, Evans DV, Erickson J, Kost A Impact of a Targeted Rural and Underserved Track on Medical Student Match Into Family Medicine and Other Needed Workforce Specialties. Fam Med. Feb 2021
Kost A,Cawse-Lucas J, Evans DV, Overstreet F, Andrilla CH, Dobie S, Medical Student Participation in Family Medicine Department Extracurricular Experiences and Choosing to Become a Family Physician.. Fam Med. Nov 2015
Greer T,Kost A, Evans DV, Norris T, Erickson J, McCarthy J, Allen S, The WWAMI Targeted Rural Underserved Track (TRUST) Program: An Innovative Response to Rural Physician Workforce Shortages.. Acad Med. Jul 2015
Kost A, Benedict J, Andrilla CH, Osborn J, Dobie SA Primary care residency choice and participation in an extracurricular longitudinal medical school program to promote practice with medically underserved populations.. Acad Med. Jan 2014