First Wednesdays, 8am-9am Pacific

Every month, the Residency Network hosts an online development session that is open to all faculty members at our affiliated programs. Topics are subject to change.

2021 Webinar Topics

January 6: Narrowing the Gap to Advanced Imaging: POCUS to the Rescue; Scott Grogan, DO, MBA

February 3: Physician Coaching as a tool to Augment Wellness of Residents and Faculty; Tonya Caylor, MD & Leslie Waldman, MD

February 22: 5:00 p.m. Pacific/6:00 p.m. Mountain/4:00 p.m. Alaska
A Chat with a Virtual Site Visitor and a Review of the ACGME Osteopathic Recognition Focused Revisions Effective July 1, 2021; Katina Rue, DO; Tiffany Moss, MBA

March 3: Mindful Self-Compassion and Physician Resilience; Valerie Ross, MS

April 7: 7:00 a.m. Pacific/8:00 a.m. Mountain/6:00 a.m. Alaska
Transitions of Care; Jessica Horst FNP-C

May 5: Physician Well-Being and it’s Impact on Patient Safety; Tyler Rogers, MD

May 19: OR Potpourri: Lessons learned from the 1st round of Network site visits, relevant updates from the recent national conferences, the value of Osteopathic Recognition and Scholarly Activity

June 2: 7:00 a.m. Pacific/8:00 a.m. Mountain/6:00 a.m. Alaska
Connections Matter: Longitudinal Rural Curricula and Methods for Improving Regional Recruitment in Rural Communities; Crystal Pyrak, MD; Darin Bell, MD; Mackenzie Slater, MD; John Williams, MD

July 7: Understanding and Assisting Distressed Residents; Laura Moss, MD

August 4: Baseline Assessments & OSCEs for New Interns, Laila Siddiqui, MD

September 1: Leading from the Front: Empowering Residents as Advocates; Ben Davis, MD

October 6: Curriculum: Goals and Objectives; Rae Wright, MD

October 20: ACGME OR Update on Focused Revisions and Scope of Practice

November 3: Exam Room Counseling to Improve Efficacy and Professional Reward; Tom Linde, MSW

December 1: Alternative Frameworks to Understanding Physician Distress; Anna Maria Pletz, MD; Erica Dennehy, CDP; Kyle Ferguson, PhD

2022 Webinar Topics

January 5: Incorporating simulations into an OB curriculum and to build team skills on the OB floor

February 2: Research in a Fam Med Program

March 2: Creating a Robust Advocacy Curriculum

April 6: Presence: Connections at the Crossroads

May 4: Opioid Use Disorder in Primary Care

June 1: Inpatient Teaching Strategies

July 6: Shifting Landscape of Reproductive Health: Miscarriage and Abortion Care

August 3: Geri Games: Getting Creative with Geriatric Teaching

September 7: Research Panel

October 5: Topic TBD

November 2: Topic TBD

December 7: Topic TBD

Faculty Development Programs

The UW Family Medicine Residency Network exists to promote excellence in family medicine residency education, to provide academic leadership, and to respond to societal needs.

To support our programs, we offer two, year-long faculty development training opportunities.

Comparison: Fellowship vs Hybrid Course


Fellows gather for five full weeks throughout the academic year in-person at the University of Washington Seattle campus.

Hybrid Course

Offered in collaboration with the Faculty Development Fellows at the Madigan Army Medical Center. Participants gather in-person in the Seattle/Tacoma area for two days in the spring and fall and also participate in two 2-day virtual sessions via Zoom in the summer and winter.

Clinical Faculty Appointments

All participants of the Fellowship and Certificate Program are required to have an active Clinical Faculty Appointment with the UW Department of Family Medicine. For more information on Clinical Faculty Appointments, visit our Department website.

Applications & Questions

For more information about the Fellowship or Certificate Program, please contact Jennifer Ames, Education Programs Manager.

Please note, all participants of the Fellowship and Certificate Program are required to have an active Clinical Faculty Appointment with UW Family Medicine. For more information on Clinical Faculty Appointments, please click here.

About the Fellowship

We believe fellowship training is critical to the evolution of family medicine. Our Faculty Development Fellowship program is designed to prepare family physicians for full-time teaching careers in family medicine. The Fellowship provides the resources, experiences and guidance fellows need to assume demanding roles in academic medicine. In turn, we look to the faculty fellows as a source of innovation and renewal within our Family Medicine Residency Network.

The fellows from our affiliated programs are admitted each year and spend five full weeks at the University of Washington Seattle campus throughout the academic year, while serving as a faculty member at their home program.

How to Apply

At this time, we are only accepting applications from affiliated programs. Faculty are nominated to apply by their program director. Speak to your PD if you are interested or contact the FMRN Education team.

Learn More: Fellowship Flyer

2022 – 2023

Fellowship Dates

July 18 – 22
October 17 – 21
January 9 – 13
March 20 – 24
May 22 – 26

Network and Madigan Faculty Development Hybrid Course

The new Faculty Development Hybrid Course (replacing the Certificate Program) is a yearlong program in which a cohort of 12 individuals participate together.

There are two in-person faculty development sessions held in conjunction with the Madigan Leadership and Education Conferences. These will be in the Seattle/Tacoma area. There are also two 2-day virtual sessions via Zoom during the academic year. The virtual sessions combine both lecture and interactive formats as well as the use of small group breakout rooms.



*August 24 & 25 2022
2-day virtual session via Zoom

November TBD 2022
Madigan Fall Conference (2 days, in-person)

February 1 & 2 2023
2-day virtual session via Zoom

*May TBD 2023
Madigan Spring Conference (2 days, in-person)

*Virtual session times will likely be 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Pacific