Kootenai Clinic Family Medicine is the continuity clinic for our residents. Located in the medical park attached to our hospital and other clinic sites we are fortunate to be in a newly constructed building specifically designed to meet the needs of a residency program.
We provide our residents a safe, supportive and innovative learning environment in which to develop their skills to practice full scope family medicine. Residents learn how to work as members of a multidisciplinary team that includes onsite medical assistants, nurse practitioners, a psychiatrist, nutritionist and social worker.
Our adult inpatient, emergency and surgery rotations are completed at Kootenai Health. The main campus is located in Coeur d’Alene and with 292 beds, is the largest community hospital in all of north Idaho. Home to the busiest emergency department in the state, we see over 50,000 patients annually. Kootenai Health provides comprehensive medical services to patients throughout the Inland Northwest.
- Mayo Clinic Network member, first health care organization in the Pacific Northwest and 30th member of the network
- No. 1 Best Places to Work in Healthcare by Modern Health Magazine and consistently recognized as a “Most Wired” hospital
- Magnet recognized (nursing’s top honor)
Providence Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital, Spokane, Wash.
Inpatient pediatric medicine is conducted at Providence Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital located in nearby Spokane, Washington. Residents will have an opportunity to work with Pediatric hospitalists and spend time working in the Pediatric Emergency Room. This portion of the program emphasizes recognizing and responding to signs and symptoms of serious and more frequent childhood illnesses. There is additional training on developing treatment plans with both the patient and the parents.
Family Health Center, Sandpoint, Idaho
Our objective is to prepare family physicians to practice in rural Idaho communities and there is no substitute for direct rural experience. With this in mind residents will spend time in Sandpoint, Idaho a community of less than 7,000.
Marimn Health – Plummer, ID
Residents care for Coeur d’Alene Indian population in the hospital and spend at least one day a week at Marimn Health, the clinic on the reservation, while on each of their 2 blocks of family medicine outpatient clinic. Marimn Health is located in Benewah County in the Panhandle of Idaho on the Coeur d’Alene Indian Reservation. This county has the highest number of minorities of any county in the State of Idaho. Poverty, unemployment, and geographic isolation initially characterized the service area. Clinic users are about 50% Indian and 50% non-Indian. Approximately 40% of the patients have no insurance. Benewah County also typically has the highest unemployment rate in Idaho, and over double the national unemployment rate. Eleven percent of BMC patients are 65 or older. There has been significant economic improvement to the service area in the last 5 years, although conditions continue to exist that warrant continued access for the underserved population. Many in the community continue to be underinsured or have no insurance at all. Residents receive training that addresses providing care in a resource limited and critical access setting as well as exposure to the multi-cultural considerations of this
diverse community including; Native Indian history, customs, and specifically cultural beliefs and values of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe.