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.

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

January 5: Incorporating simulations into an OB curriculum and to build team skills on the OB floor – Amanda Kim, MD, MPH, Faculty Physician, Valley Family Medicine Residency

February 2: Building a framework for a successful research curriculum in a family medicine residency program – Tyler Raymond, DO, MPH, FAAFP, Faculty Physician, Madigan Army Medical Center Family Medicine Residency

March 3: Creating a Robust Advocacy Curriculum – Julia Hamilton, DO, St Peter Family Medicine Residency

April 6: Presence: Connections at the Crossroads – Belinda Fu, MD, WWAMI Family Medicine Residency Network 

May 4: Opioid Use Disorder in Primary Care – Rae Wright, MD

June 1: Inpatient Teaching Strategies – Miranda Lu, MD, Swedish Family Medicine Residency – First Hill

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

August 3: Geri Games: Getting Creative with Geriatric Teaching – Kristin Anderson, MD, MPH

September 7: Research Panel: Resources for Research & Scholarly Projects – Allison M. Cole, MD MPH; Chris Vincent, MD; Jennifer Weaver, MA; Amanda Weidner, MPH

October 5: Residents in Difficulty: Frameworks to Facilitate Faculty Collaboration – Nancy Stevens, MD, MPH, Family Medicine Residency Network

November 2: Tech Tools for Inpatient Medicine: Handoff/Sign-out Tools, Asynchronous Communication, NI Schedules – Chris Baumert, MD – RiverStone Health

December 7: In-Training Examinations (ITEs) and Medical Knowledge Enhancement Plans – A.J. Weinhold, MD, FAAFP, FAWM – Idaho State University

January 4: What does it take to make an evidence-based guideline? Insights from two decades of work with the USPSTF – Janelle Guirguis-Blake, MD

February 1: Finding our path to an integrated LGBTQI+ healthcare curriculum

March 1: QI Curriculum: Nuts & Bolts, Challenges & Opportunities – Tyler Lawrence, PhD – SeaMar Marysville; Stuti Nagpal, MD – SeaMar Marysville

April 5: Examining Imposter Phenomenon: Is it a useful concept for us and our learners? – Valerie Ross, MS. Teaching Associate Professor, UWFMR

May 3: How Behavioral Scientists Can Train Family Medicine Physicians to Deliver High Quality Primary Care – Bridget Beachy, PsyD & David Bauman, PsyD – Central Washington Family Medicine Residency

June 7: Foundations for JEDI Success – Sarah Gerrish, MD – Full Circle Health Family Medicine Residency of Idaho – Boise

July 5: An All-Inclusive Osteopathic Curriculum – Juliet Bliss, DO – Northwest Washington Family Medicine Residency 

August 2: Resident Recruitment and Diversity Efforts: A Panel Discussion – Joseph Angel, MD, Fatimatou Bah, MD, Molly Ormsby, MA, Amanda Weidner, MPH, Rachel Weiner, MD, AJ Weinhold MD, FAAFP, FAWM

September 6: Self Determination Theory and Health Behaviors – Dan Evans, PhD, MS

October 4: Building Better Partnerships in Global Health – Lessons learned in developing “The Collaboratory” – Anna McDonald, MD, MPH, Modai Mnenula, MBBS, MMED, & Jacob Nettleton, MD, MPH

November 1: Early Detection of Cognitive Impairment in Primary Care – Jackie Raetz, MD

December 6: Integrating a Climate Change and Health Curriculum into your Residency ProgramJennifer Robohm, PhD, MPH – Family Medicine Residency of Western Montana & Melissa Roop, MD – Family Medicine Residency of Idaho at Full Circle Health

January 3: The Outcomes are Coming! Keeping up with the requirements: What’s new in competency based medical education? – Rae Wright, MD

February 7: Clinical Reasoning: An Introduction to Theory and Assessment – Molly Grove, MD

March 6: Rural Healthcare Training: Adventures, Impacts and Challenges in Alaska – Joe Kolba, MD & Allene Whitney, MD

April 3: Daily Personal Productivity – Grace Shih, MD, MAS & Claire Thomson, MD

May 1: Best Practices in Formative Feedback – Katherine Michaelsen MD, MASc & Elizabeth Schackmann MD

June 5: Countering Implicit Bias in Assessment – Max Griffith, MD

July 3: TBD

August 7: TBD

September 4: TBD

October 2: TBD

November 6: TBD

December 4: 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

2023 – 2024

Fellowship Dates

July 17 – 21, 2023
October 9 – 13, 2023
January 22 – 26, 2024 (virtual week via Zoom)
March 18 – 22, 2024
May 20 – 24, 2024

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 23 – 24, 2023
2-day virtual session via Zoom

November 7 – 8, 2023 (tentative)
Madigan Fall Conference (2 days, in-person)

*February 28 – 29, 2024
2-day virtual session via Zoom

May 7 – 8, 2024 (tentative)
Madigan Spring Conference (2 days, in-person)

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