Kootenai Health and Kootenai Clinic Family Medicine Residency offers third year clerkships and fourth year Sub-I opportunities for medical and osteopathic students. The Family Medicine Residency Program Coordinator will facilitate all requests for clerkships and sub-internships for students in both Family Medicine and other clinical rotations.
For questions and to submit an application, please contact the Residency Administration team.
Medical Student Clerkship opportunities within Kootenai Health will be facilitated through the Program Coordinator of Kootenai Clinic Family Medicine Residency. Prior to approval all students must submit a completed application form and provide a letter of good standing from your training program indicating the status of your academic standing. Your application will be activated when the Letter of Good Standing is received. Family Medicine clerkships are available on a limited basis. Dates for a clerkship are individually negotiated and available on dependent availability of teaching resources.
If selected for a clerkship with Kootenai Health, you will be required to provide the following information:
- Your training program learning objectives relevant to the placement you seek.
- Documentation of a current flu vaccination within the last six months
- A letter from your training program or insurance company confirming malpractice insurance coverage, professional and general liability, and workers compensation during the dates of your clinical placement.
- A valid temporary Idaho license/permit for medical residents and advanced nursing students. Licensing can take up to three months to complete and fees are required. See bom.idaho.gov
- A current affiliate agreement between your training program and Kootenai Health
Family Medicine Clerkships
We are an approved site for the required third year Family Medicine clerkship for the University Of Washington School Of Medicine. The No.1 medical school for family medicine training in the nation, University of Washington‘s Affiliated Family Medicine Residency Network provides much of the training for its students in Family Medicine. The six-week required clerkship is based in the Family Medicine Clinic, where students see patients with a senior resident or family medicine faculty member.
If you are considering a career as a family physician this opportunity will provide exposure to an excellent training program. We strive to help you become more independent as the rotation progresses and to learn the joys of doctor-patient interactions in a patient-centered medical home. Family Medicine clerkships are available on a limited basis.
Family Medicine Sub-Internships
Kootenai Clinic Family Medicine offers sub-internships on a first-come, first-serve basis to fourth year students in good academic standing, whose career goals are consistent with our mission to train students in full-spectrum, rural family medicine. The rotation can be tailored to your needs as you work with our residents and faculty in an inpatient/outpatient setting. When taking call with the residents, you will cover the full spectrum of patient care with them, including adult and pediatric admissions, deliveries and interesting emergency department cases. We welcome participation in all aspects of the program during your time with us including weekly didactics and other learning opportunities. Sub-Internship opportunities are available on a limited basis and we anticipate that students will interview for residency training with us.
Student Shadow Opportunities
We offer a limited amount of shadowing opportunities for pre-medical students (college students only), who may spend 2-8 hours shadowing faculty and residents in our outpatient clinical practice OR on hospital teaching services at Kootenai Health. This experience allows the student to get a closer look at residency training in Family Medicine. Our busy practice provides the student with exposure to a broad spectrum of preventive care for children and adults, new strategies in chronic disease management and OB-GYN care. Our adult medicine hospital teaching service cares for patients from our practice as well as those admitted with no local physician and patients admitted by private physicians on the medical staff. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer the shadowing experience to graduates of US or International medical schools.
For more information, please contact Residency Administration