Rural Family Medicine

The University of Washington Chelan Rural Training Program is a 1:2 program based out of the University of Washington Family Medicine Residency. This unique program offers the best of both worlds as it combines the benefits of a large academic program with the hands-on, real world experience you expect from rural training.
The core program is based in Seattle, WA where 24 residents (8-8-8) are educated on an ongoing basis. This is a well-established residency program based out of the nation’s #1 ranked University of Washington Department of Family Medicine. The Chelan Rural Training Program residents (2-2-2) will spend their intern year in Seattle getting to know the core program and getting excellent training in the core clinical skills for family medicine, inpatient medicine, ICU care, high risk OB, and trauma-based emergency room care. They will then move to Chelan, WA where they will join Columbia Valley Community Health (CVCH).
CVCH is a Federally Qualified Health Center in North Central Washington committed to serving underserved communities in the area. Residents will participate in a fully longitudinal curriculum to maximize continuity of care and help residents develop real world skills needed to practice full spectrum family medicine.

Program Highlights:

  • Rural clinical site is a Federally Qualified Health Center committed to providing care to the underserved communities in the area
  • Opportunities for Spanish language immersion program
  • Active community engagement
  • Robust behavioral health and addiction medicine program
  • Full spectrum family medicine including surgical OB from well-trained family physicians
  • High volume of clinic and hospital procedures including colonoscopy/EGD for interested learners
  • Several options for full spectrum jobs in North Central Washington post-residency

For full curriculum details and to apply, visit the CVCH website here.