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The Family Medicine Residency – Boise program offers excellent clinical training with superb patient volumes in all clinical areas. The vision of our program is to produce outstanding family physician leaders for their communities. The mission of our program is to train outstanding broad spectrum family medicine physicians to work in under-served and rural areas.  To serve the vulnerable populations of Idaho with high quality, affordable care provided in a collaborative work environment.

We believe the heart of healthcare education is service to others. The Family Medicine Residency of Idaho – Boise program has an extremely talented faculty at Full Circle Health that consists of Family Medicine Physicians, Pediatricians, Obstetricians, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, Physician Assistants, a Nurse Practitioner and Pharm Ds to create the team environment needed to train a family medicine physician. We are also supported by three excellent training medical centers, a committed state legislature, and the backing of the Idaho Medical Association, the Idaho Hospital Association, the Idaho Academy of Family Physicians, and the Ada County Medical Society to ensure superb Family Medicine education. We hope that the information presented here stimulates your interest in our program and that you will want to know more about becoming a part of Full Circle Health.

Curriculum

The curriculum is designed to broadly prepare the physician for Family Medicine in a rural or underserved setting. Therefore, it includes a strong emphasis in medicine, obstetrics, pediatrics, emergency medicine, behavioral medicine and surgical procedures and assisting that is not found in many other programs. During their three years the residents have increasing responsibilities in patient care, management of their own continuing education, and participation in the management of Full Circle Health. They also participate in organized medicine and various committee functions within the hospitals, the communities, the state, and the nation. The Residency strives to help our physicians develop a sustainable medical lifestyle that will provide them with long term satisfaction and deep meaning and inspiration in the practice of Family Medicine.

PGY-1 Full Circle Health 1-2 half days per week, 4-6 patients per half day

RotationWeeksLocation
IM/FM Inpatient8/8Saint Alphonsus/VA
Inpatient Obstetrics 8St. Luke's
Inpatient Pediatrics 8St. Luke's
Geriatrics
Dermatology
2/2Office
Behavioral Health
Sports Medicine
2/2Office
Surgery4Local/Away
Gynecology4Office
Family Medicine Clinic
Rural Rotation
2/2Office/Away

PGY-2 Full Circle Health 2-3 half days per week, 7-9 patients per half day

RotationWeeksLocation
IM/FM Inpatient12Saint Alphonsus
Maternal Child Health - Inpatient12St. Luke's
Emergency Medicine4St. Luke's
NICU /
Peds Hospital
2/2St. Luke's
ICU4Saint Alphonsus
Procedures4Office
Rural Rotation4Away
Community Med
Behavioral Health
4Office
Elective4Office

PGY-3 Full Circle Health 2-4 half days per week, 10 patients per half day

RotationWeeksLocation
IM/FM Inpatient8Saint Alphonsus
Maternal Child Health - Inpatient4-8St. Luke's
Outpatient Peds4Office
Emergency Medicine6Saint Alphonsus /
St. Luke's
Rural Rotation4Away
Inpatient Selective0-4TBD
Pediatric Hospitalist2-4St. Luke's
Geriatrics / Cardiology2/2Office/Saint Alphonsus
Orthopedics4Office
Elective10Office

Highlighted Curricular Strengths

Addiction Medicine
We have an active curriculum in addiction medicine. All  residents get training and certification in  Buprenorphine/Suboxone prescribing and receive a waiver from the DEA. One of our family medicine faculty also has board certification in addiction medicine and our head of behavioral health has many years of experience working in addiction medicine. We have a well organized, multidisciplinary, best practice, screening clinic for all patients being considered for controlled substance prescriptions. Between this and a well organized Buprenorphine/Suboxone protocol, we believe that we provide a good model in the care of patients with chronic pain, anxiety,  or substance use disorders that serves our patients well and leaves our graduates with a good framework that they can use in their practices. Full Circle Health follows the Centers for Disease Control Guideline for Prescribing Opioids. We try to use alternatives to opioid medications  and, if opioids are needed, prescribe the lowest effective dosage. We do not prescribe chronic high dose opioid therapy for patients other than cancer and hospice patients.
Advocacy 101

Advocacy is an inherent part of being a physician and this is especially true in family medicine. It is critical trainees have a way to learn and practice the skills necessary to effectively advocate for patients in and out of the exam room. In addition to advocacy training and experience that is integrated into the didactic curriculum throughout the year, FMRI residents have the opportunity to participate in an extracurricular Advocacy 101 Course. The 10-12 session course which usually runs from September to March includes sessions on structural causes of health inequity, discussions about how to address those causes beyond the exam room, and the teaching of skills to help trainees better advocate for their most vulnerable patients and health equity in general. These skills include communicating with media, testifying in front of legislators, and working with community partners. In the second part of this class, trainees have a chance to apply learned skills (with guidance and mentorship) during the Idaho Legislative session. This class is a collaboration between faculty from the Boise Internal Medicine Residency, the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho, and the University of Washington-WWAMI program.

Behavioral Health
Behavioral Health training is at the core of our residency training program.  We have integrated behavioral health faculty and LCSWs into our clinic system.  This allows for warm handoffs around behavioral issues (mental health, substance abuse, motivational interviewing, etc).  Our two behavioral health faculty spend time on rotation with all of our R1s and R2s to build foundational knowledge and clinical care skill sets.  We additionally have psychiatry residents who do primary care based continuity clinics at our Raymond site with psychiatry faculty oversight.  Formal psychiatry consult clinic occurs on Mondays.
Electives
You will have 3.5 blocks (or 14 weeks) of time during residency on elective training to further your specific learning goals. You can do electives away from Boise (internationally or in other US locations), as well as locally. You will have control over your elective experiences with guidance available on how to schedule and create experiences that will suit your needs. We also have several longitudinal elective opportunities that you can participate in over the course of residency.  In addition to this, the three rural rotations give you the opportunity to select sites / preceptors that fit your interests.
ER
You will spend one month in the St. Luke’s ER as an R2 and one month in the Saint Alphonsus ER as an R3. The R2 rotation builds a foundation of ER medicine. The Saint Alphonsus R3 rotation is a Level 2 trauma center providing great preparation for rural practice.  Additionally, R3 residents will spend 2 weeks at St. Luke's ER taking care of pediatric patients. Most residents also spend significant time in the ER at rural sites throughout residency training.
Global Health Opportunities
Full Circle Health offers two away electives to interested residents – one in the R2 year and one in the R3 year. This allows time for a global health focused resident to explore two different sites. Although residents are free to set up their own electives, we also have a variety of sites in Central America, the Caribbean, and Africa that former residents have utilized and at which we can help facilitate rotations. We offer a $500 stipend per resident to support one such trip.  In addition, we have extra funding for residents who are seeking to improve their Spanish language skills locally or internationally.  Full Circle Health grads tend to apply their skills broadly and internationally; we currently have four graduates working in Africa in government jobs or for faith based organizations. In addition to away electives, we have ample opportunities for residents to gain global health skills and knowledge right here at home.  Boise has traditionally been one of the top five cities in the US for refugee resettlement per capita, and so we are fortunate to take care of patients with refugee status from Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Our Emerald clinic does the bulk of this care, providing initial screening exams for all individuals with refugee status who are resettled to Boise, and then ongoing primary care for the majority of those individuals.  Our Emerald clinic also houses our HIV, TB, and viral hepatitis subspecialty clinics. Interested residents can choose Emerald as their continuity clinic site, and can participate in our Global Medicine Training Track, led by Abby Davids and Margaret Mortimer. Through a longitudinal curriculum as well as electives and online modules, residents gain experience in the spectrum of infectious disease, chronic disease, cultural issues, and behavioral health care needs that are essential to provide comprehensive care for our global populations.
Infectious Disease
Tied closely to our Global Medicine opportunities, residents at the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho - Boise program will gain extra experience in infectious disease management. Full Circle Health Emerald Clinic houses the Wellness Center, a Ryan White funded HIV subspecialty clinic serving over 600 patients. All residents have basic exposure to the Wellness Center, and can do additional training either via elective rotations or by participating in our longitudinal curriculum and choosing Emerald as their continuity clinic site. Along with our HIV specialist faculty, our HIV & Viral Hepatitis Fellows are heavily involved in resident education. We provide all inpatient care for patients living with HIV on our family medicine service at St. Alphonsus, as well. We also train all residents in evaluating and providing patients with pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV. The Emerald Clinic also houses our TB clinic, via a partnership we have with the Central District Health Department. Providing care for individuals with both active and latent TB, the TB clinic is another great experience for residents wishing to gain skills applicable at both home and abroad. Finally, as hepatitis C becomes an increasingly primary-care focused disease, we are working towards having all residents of our program trained and comfortable in the management of chronic hepatitis C. Our hepatitis C clinic serves patients from both within the Full Circle Health system and on a referral basis from other community providers. We are currently providing viral hepatitis care for prisoners via a partnership with the Idaho Department of Corrections, as well. All residents rotate through the hepatitis C clinic, and can gain extra experience via elective rotations.
Inpatient Medicine
We feel strongly about preparing you for inpatient medicine. We give you two blocks of experience on a VA internal medicine team in the intern year.  But the core of our experience is on a busy inpatient family medicine service at St. Alphonsus. You will do 2 blocks here in your R1 year, 3 in the R2 year and 2 in your R3 year.  Our senior residents run this service.  We take care of a good mix of acuity and you will be in and out of the open ICU through all 3 years. We do give you an additional two weeks of ICU time in your R2 year to build your skill set working 1:1 with our critical care docs.  Our patient population is underserved and you will see a great mix of pathology.  Our consultants (pulm-critical care, cardiology, GI, nephrologists, and a variety of surgeons)  are dedicated teachers.
Obstetrics
We provide a rich obstetrical training environment for our residents with an average of 110 deliveries per resident. We provide full-time L&D coverage at St. Luke’s Boise, with our core maternal-child health team based there. Residents manage our Full Circle Health continuity OB patients with a family medicine faculty member, and take advantage of relationships with the OB hospitalists, the MFM consultant group, and other local obstetricians for additional patient care opportunities. Our senior residents manage the high risk service along with our MFM and OB colleagues and gain a wealth of experience there. Procedural experience is readily available with c-section opportunities with all three groups of obstetricians, and interested residents will get foundational experience in primary c-sections as well. Our FQHC clinic system generates an average of 14-17 continuity deliveries per resident, and we also manage FCH continuity patients at other local hospitals including St. Luke’s Meridian and St. Alphonsus in Boise. We partner with Terry Reilly family medicine doctors for vaginal deliveries and c-section experience at St. Alphonsus Nampa in the R2 year and on inpatient selectives in the R3 year.  Two of our grads are doing c-sections at this hospital providing a model of FM with surgical OB here in the Treasure Valley.  We offer reproductive health services as a wrap-around to pregnancy care. This includes contraception including LARC and vasectomy, miscarriage management and referral for additional needed services.
Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy
The Family Medicine Residency of Idaho - Boise program is recognized by the ACGME for Osteopathic Training; residents will be able to choose to enter an osteopathic track after meeting certain criteria which will provide opportunities to expand their osteopathic knowledge in a longitudinal curriculum. Longitudinal training in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine is offered to Resident Physicians who are interested in continuing to improve their pre-doctoral skills. This includes integrating osteopathic manipulative therapy (OMT) into a resident’s own continuity clinic, as well as an OMT-focused clinic. Further opportunities include Fascial Distortion Model, trigger point injections, quarterly osteopathic journal clubs, and OMT didactics during residency-wide conference days.  Three osteopathic faculty (Shepherdson / Colson / McCormick) provide oversight and mentoring.  Additionally, we work hard to teach osteopathic principles and practical skills to our allopathic residents.
Pediatrics

We have a strong inpatient and outpatient pediatrics curriculum that is spread across all 3 years. We believe that consistent exposure to all aspects of pediatrics throughout residency will help prepare you to care for kids in less resourced settings. During your R1 year, you will spend two 4 week blocks on pediatrics. Each block is split between Newborn Nursery, Pediatric Hospitalist, and Outpatient Pediatric Clinic (acute and well child visits). In your R2 year, you will return to the inpatient setting with 4 weeks in a supervisory role on the Pediatric Hospitalist team. As an R3, you will have 2 weeks in the NICU, 2 weeks of Pediatric ER, a month of Outpatient Pediatrics split between Subspecialty and General Pediatrics, and 2 weeks on Pediatric Evening Float where you will supervise R1s admitting pediatric patients. While on your pediatric rotations, you will have supervision from pediatric and core family medicine faculty. In addition to these focused experiences, throughout your MCH (OB) rotations you will cover nighttime pediatric admissions. Spread over all 3 years, the pediatric outpatient curriculum is built around our own Full Circle Health Pediatric Clinics in Boise, Meridian, and Nampa and augmented by time in Pediatric Subspecialty and General Practice clinics in the Treasure Valley. In addition, some of your elective time can be spent deepening pediatric skills  - there are opportunities to work in a behavior health and trauma informed clinic, school based clinics with a focus on group visits, the PICU, or specific subspecialties.

Procedures
Family Medicine Residency of Idaho - Boise program provides training to perform all office-based and inpatient procedures needed to feel comfortable in a broad-spectrum practice. In 2018, we will be focusing on expanding our bedside ultrasound curriculum. See the list below for examples of the procedures we are performing at all training sites.
SkinSimple lesion destruction, removal of epidermal inclusion cysts, lipoma, warts, simple and complex repairs anywhere (yes anywhere), foreign body removal, piercing removal, simple and complex biopsy, mucous membrane biopsy, plastics and flaps, fungal biopsy, nail plate and nail bed biopsy, BCC, SCC, melanoma, traumatic repair
Sports MedJoint injections and aspirations small and large (fingers to hips), ultrasound guided injections (hips/knees/ankles, etc), carpel tunnel injections, dislocated joints, nursemaid elbows, casting, fracture management
MSKTrigger point injection, osteopathic manipulation, fascial distortion model treatment, ganglion cysts drainage and tx
HospitalParacentesis, thoracentesis, lumbar Puncture, central lines, arterial lines, ultrasound guided +/-, airway management and intubations
Womens HealthIUD, nexplanon, sedated pap smears, vulvar biopsy, periurethral biopsies, colposcopy, leep, Bartholins abscess treatment, OB ultrasound 1,2,3 dating (not anatomy scan), STD screening,  rectal biopsy, vaginal and anal condyloma removal, miscarriage management, pessary placement, EMB, GYN ultrasound
Mens HealthVasectomy (can track for training), genital/ anal condyloma removal
NeuroMigraine treatment- posterior occipital nerve injections, c6 para cervical blocks, sphenopalentine ganglion blocks, sciatica, meralgia parasthetica
CVExercise treadmills, US guided IV/ central line placement, bedside US
PedsCircumcision, lingual frenotomy, umbilical artery catheterization, umbilical venous catheterization, neonatal resuscitations, lumbar punctures
ENTFlexible nasalpharengoscopy, anterior epistaxis cauterization, piercing removal and placement, hordeolum/chalazion tx simple and advanced, auricular hematoma drainage, peritonsilar access drainage, foreign body removal, mucocel, bite trauma
AnesthesiaConscious sedation, local nerve blocks (oral, peripheral), hematoma blocks
Wound CareUnna boots, wound debridement, long term management
GIColonoscopy, EGD (can track for scope training), pilonidal cyst management, anal skin tags, hemorrhoids internal and external, celiac biopsy, eosinophilic esophagitis biopsy, IBD r/o, anal fissure
POCUSPoint of Care Ultrasound is a growing curriculum.  Bedside based heart, lung, AAA screening, DVT exams, liver, gallbladder, skin mass/lipoma, access evaluation/cellulitis evaluation. IVC, kidney/bladder. FAST exams. Handheld ultrasound available for use on inpatient and bedside ultrasound available at all training sites.
Reproductive Health
We actively seek to provide our patients with a full spectrum of reproductive healthcare options, including all forms of contraception for both men and women. There are many opportunities for procedures such as colposcopy, LEEP, Endometrial Biopsy, vasectomy, LARC placement, and tubal ligations through partnerships with our hospital sites. We have also continued to maintain our designation as a RHEDI site.  For those interested in supplemental training on reproductive health care, there is an optional reproductive health track that meets monthly to cover a variety of topics. Additionally, there are opportunities at partnering care facilities outside of Idaho for reproductive health care training.
Rural Medicine
You will spend two weeks in the R1 year and four weeks in both the R2 and R3 year at rural sites in Idaho.  You will work with our rural focused faculty and coordinator to select sites that fit your training goals.  Sites offer a variety of combinations of clinic, ER and hospital experiences that will help you understand the breadth of rural medicine.  Rural family physicians from 30 communities participate in our rural training so the offerings are extensive.   Housing is provided at sites distant from Boise.  Sites close to Boise allow residents with families to balance rural experience and the need to be home at night.
Ultrasound
Full Circle Health is dedicated to providing a broad skill set in obstetrical and point of care ultrasound training. We have ultrasound capabilities across all of our clinic sites and subsidize purchases of handheld ultrasounds (Butterfly). Specific training is offered in trans-abdominal and trans-vaginal obstetric ultrasounds for dating as well as limited training on fetal anatomy. Additionally we encourage point of care ultrasound use for joint injections, central line placement, CLUE, FAST, DVT, lung pneumo/ pneumonia, and amniotic fluid evaluation
Wilderness Medicine
We acknowledge that many of our medical students, residents, faculty and graduates recreate throughout the state and seasons, so we feel it is important to develop proficiency in managing out of hospital emergencies. To achieve this goal we are incorporating Wilderness Medicine training into our curriculum. Currently, we have developed a 3 day course that is protected time during the R2 year at the remote and stunningly beautiful Burgdorf Hot Springs, near McCall, Idaho. This site is unique in that it is only accessible by snowmobile during the winter, is rustic yet comfortable with wood stove heated cabins and a large geothermal hot spring which we utilize both for water based training and relaxation. Our plan is to develop this course into a nationally recognized certification course such as AWLS (Advanced Wilderness Life Support) and to expand the curriculum to include a summer course as well.

Clinical Locations

Full Circle Health

Full Circle Health is a Teaching Health Center and the foundation of our clinical work here in Boise. We have 9 different clinic sites within the Full Circle Health, including 4 where Boise residents have continuity clinic. Click below for a brief description of each clinic.

Hospital Sites

Boise has a sophisticated medical community with over 700 physicians. All of the medical, surgical, and surgical sub specialties are represented. Boise is the referral center for one-half million people in an area of approximately 10,000 square miles. Click below for a brief description of each clinic.

Full Circle Health Sites

Hospital Sites

Faculty

Ted Epperly, MD

President and CEO

Dr. Ted Epperly is the President and CEO of the Full Circle Health, a large Federally Qualified Teaching Health Center comprised of nine FQHC clinics, four ACGME family medicine residency programs, and five fellowships. He received an undergraduate degree in Biology and Anthropology from Utah State University in 1976. He Graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine in 1980.  Dr. Epperly completed his residency in Family Medicine at Madigan Army Medical Center, Fort Lewis, Washington in 1983. He completed a faculty development fellowship at the University of North Carolina in 1986 and achieved an additional CAQ in Geriatrics.

Dr. Epperly retired July 2001 as Colonel after serving 21 years in the United States Army.  Dr. Epperly served as the past President and Board Chair of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).  He is a past member of the ACGME Board of Directors that has responsibility of all residency and fellowship training for over 125,000 residents and fellows of all specialties in the United States and currently is the vice-chair of the ACGME Policy Committee.  He currently serves as the Co-Chairman of the Board for the Healthcare Transformation Council of Idaho that is in charge of helping transform healthcare for the State of Idaho.  Dr. Epperly is the Graduate Medical Education Coordinator for the State of Idaho and the author of the State of Idaho’s Ten Year GME Plan to build a vibrant and robust GME system for Idaho.

Dr. Epperly is a member of multiple other Boards of Directors and the President of several non-profit organizations.  He has published over 50 articles and book chapters and he is a staunch supporter of Family Medicine education, research, and both rural and underserved health care. His award-winning book Fractured: America’s Broken Health Care System and What Must Be Done to Heal It provides excellent insight to the U.S healthcare system and can be found on Amazon.com.

He and his wife Lindy celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary in September 2020 and have two sons. Outside of medicine, his interests include golf, skiing, fly-fishing, reading and sports memorabilia.

Abby Davids, MD, MPH, AAHIVS (she/her)

Program Director

HIV & Viral Hepatitis Fellowship Director 

Born and raised in a small town in Ohio, Dr. Davids is a Buckeye at heart. She has a background in public health and social justice, and she graduated from The Ohio State University with a dual MD/MPH in 2011.  She subsequently completed family medicine residency at the Greater Lawrence Family Health Center near Boston, working together with a predominantly immigrant and Latinx population in an FQHC setting. 

After heading west to Full Circle Health/FMRI Boise and finishing her HIV fellowship, Dr. Davids joined the faculty. She has served as the HIV & Viral Hepatitis fellowship director since 2016, and was the associate program director of the Boise residency from 2019-2023. She then became the Boise Program Director in July 2023, as Dr. Justin Glass transitioned into an educational faculty position. They continue to work closely together to help lead the program.

Fun Photo of Dr. Abby Davids and her dog Juniper

Dr. Davids is a broad spectrum family doc who loves to work with and teach residents in all settings including inpatient, outpatient, and OB. Her clinical expertise lies in the care of newly arrived migrants and refugees, global medicine, and the intersection of infectious disease and primary care. She is committed to providing culturally humble and trauma informed care, and she is grateful to be part of a diverse and passionate interdisciplinary care team. Based in the Emerald Clinic, she staffs the new arrivals, HIV, viral hepatitis, and TB specialty clinics, maintains AAHIVM accreditation as an HIV Specialist, and serves on the expert panel for ECHO Idaho’s Viral Hepatitis and Liver Care series. She also leads the Global Medicine Training Track with Margaret Mortimer.

Dr. Davids cares deeply about healthcare as a human right, immigration advocacy, equity and inclusion, planetary and climate health, reproductive justice, gender affirming care, and continuity OB care. She delights in the beauty and power of microbes and will impart her love of syphilis to anyone willing to listen! She also loves to help residents find and pursue their passions; to celebrate the joy, privilege, and vitality that comes from a career in family medicine; and to work alongside her incredible colleagues every day.

Dr. Davids speaks English and Spanish. Outside of the office she is happiest on a mountain trail, exploring Idaho’s beautiful outdoor spaces with her dog, Juniper.

Suzanne Allen, MD

Vice Dean, Academic, Rural & Regional Affairs, UW SOM

As the Vice Dean for Academic, Rural and Regional Affairs at the University of Washington School of Medicine (UWSOM), Dr. Allen works broadly across academic affairs and regional affairs to enhance the excellence of medical education for the UWSOM and the five-state WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho) region. Dr. Allen grew up in Washington, attended the University of Washington as an undergraduate, and George Washington University for her medical education, before completing her Family Medicine Residency at Malcolm Grow Medical Center, Andrews AFB. Following four years of active duty practicing at Ellsworth AFB and Andrews AFB, she joined the Full Circle Health faculty. She enjoys reading, hiking, biking, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

Marvin Alviso, MD

Family Medicine, HIV & Viral Hepatitis

Dr. Alviso was born and raised in Manila, Philippines. He completed his BS in Biology from the University of Santo Tomas in Manila Philippines. He then continued on to complete his medical degree at the same University. He moved to Saginaw, Michigan in 2008 for his residency in Family Medicine at Synergy Medical Education Alliance and concentrated on HIV care for most of his electives. Dr. Alviso became a board certified Family Physician in 2010. He then relocated to Boise, ID to complete a 4th year post graduate fellowship from Full Circle Health for HIV for Primary Care. He received AAHIVM certification in 2011 and continues to carry this certification. He is currently doing HIV Primary care, family practice, and Refugee Health Screening. Marvin is also passionate about providing primary care for the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender population.

Elizabeth (Liz) Atnip, MD (she/her)

Rural Medicine Fellowship Director to Family Medicine

Dr. Atnip was born and raised in Hershey, Pennsylvania (sweetest place on earth!).  She attended Penn State University for both undergraduate and medical school, and then headed west for broad spectrum residency training at Full Circle Health.  During her time here, she fell in love with Boise/Idaho and its people, so decided to stay on as faculty after graduating in 2018.   She completed a 2 year remote fellowship in Integrative Medicine in 2020 through the University of Arizona, and additionally has training in acupuncture. Outside of work she enjoys playing music and volleyball, cooking, traveling, and spending time with her husband Josh and their two pups.

Justin Bailey, MD

Family Medicine, Procedural Institute Director

Dr. Bailey currently teaches full spectrum family medicine for the Family Medicine Residency. He is a graduate of The Medical College of Wisconsin, Eglin Air Force Base Family Medicine Residency (Fort Walton Beach, Florida) and a teaching faculty development fellowship at UNC Chapel Hill.  While active duty Air Force he taught full spectrum family medicine at David Grant Medical Center and was deployed to Iraq during the gulf war and to Haiti after the earthquake in 2010. 

Over the last 11 years he has served as the director of the Procedures Institute at Full Circle Health, leading resident training in any and all procedures (focus on endoscopy, procedural MSK medicine, headache management & skin surgeries).  He frequently lectures at national & international conferences for the American Academy of Family Physicians and other primary care groups around GI & procedural related topics and using manual and alternative therapies to treat pain and reduce opioid use.  He has published multiple textbook chapters, journal articles and research articles. 

Additional interests include hospital medicine, POCUS, health benefits of relationships, and providing care of vulnerable populations.  Outside of work Dr. Bailey spends all of his free time running semi-dangerous science experiments with his children, trail running, and constantly justifying the need for more garage band instruments to jam with his rock star wife, Holly, and his 5 amazing kids.

Mary Barinaga, MD

Assistant Dean, University of Washington

Dr. Barinaga grew up in a sheep ranching family in Cambridge, Idaho and is a graduate of The College of Idaho and the University of Washington School of Medicine. After completing residency at Full Circle Health in 1998, she spent the next 12 years practicing rural family medicine on the Coeur d’ Alene Indian Reservation in Plummer. In 2010, she returned to Boise as faculty for Full Circle Health and also works as Assistant Dean for Regional Affairs for the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Barinaga is active in organized medicine and is passionate about teaching. When she is not working, you can find Dr. Barinaga with her husband Doug playing in the mountains or rafting Idaho’s whitewater.

Allison Bastian, MD (she/her)

Clinic Director - Raymond

Dr. Bastian grew up just north of Dallas, TX. She graduated from Westminster College in Salt Lake City, UT with a degree in philosophy. She then got a Masters in liberal arts from St. John’s College in Annapolis, MD. After completing a post-bacc at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, she went on to medical school at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, ND, graduating in 2013. After completing residency at Full Circle Health in 2016, she stayed on to join the faculty.  She absolutely loves the residency and wants to care for her panel of patients here forever.

Penny Beach, MD (she/her)

Medical Director of Population Health

picture of resident

Dr. Penny Beach grew up in Ohio and Maryland before moving to New England, where she attended Williams College and worked for 7 years as a newspaper reporter. She then attended Dartmouth Medical School and did her family medicine residency at Full Circle Health, graduating in 2001. She spent over eight years working with mostly uninsured patients and Spanish-speaking seasonal farm workers in Nampa, Idaho before joining Full Circle Health in 2010.

She is married with two children. In her spare time she loves backpacking, playing the piano, nordic skiing, watching Boston Red Sox games, and travelling. Dr. Beach’s curricular interests include hepatology, hepatitis C, rheumatology, practice management and obstetrics.

Kara Cadwallader, MD (she/her)

Chief Medical Officer of Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest/Hawaiian Islands

After graduating from The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine in 1995, Dr. Cadwallader completed her residency at Tacoma Family Medicine, Tacoma, Washington in 1998. Prior to joining Full Circle Health in 2001, Dr. Cadwallader was an assistant clinical professor and primary care provider in Santa Rosa, California. She completed a Faculty Development Fellowship at The University of Washington, with a focus on teaching application of evidence –based medicine. In addition to her faculty role, she is Chief Medical Officer of Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands, which encompasses Idaho, Alaska, Washington, Indiana, Kentucky, and Hawaii. Medical interests include women’s health and family planning, behavioral sciences, and academic writing. She enjoys water and snow skiing, cycling, reading fiction and short stories and travel. She has three children.

Chelsea Carlson, MD (she/her)

Family Medicine Faculty, Director of Inpatient Medicine

Dr. Chelsea Carlson grew up in rural Michigan and traveled to the Pacific Northwest for her undergraduate studies in Chemistry and French. She became passionate about rural health delivery and understanding the interactions between gender, health and racism while studying abroad in Mali and working with the Mali Rural Water Project.

She shifted from a future in lab-based work to translational research at Northwestern University and then continued her medical school career there and was able to continue working with global health partners through the student organization NUAID. At Northwestern she was drawn to high-acuity, whole-person care, but it was rotating in her husband’s hometown of Sitka, Alaska that she fell in love with the breadth and depth of family medicine.

A photo of Chelsea Carlson and her partner in front of a national forest sign.

She is grateful for her rigorous training in inpatient medicine, critical care, emergency medicine and high-risk OB at Full Circle Health (formerly FMRI) and was based at Emerald clinic where she cared for a truly global community. Upon graduating she joined the faculty with a passion for training residents in inpatient family medicine and critical care. Learning with and supporting residents and medical students at this intense time of their training is her favorite part of the job. She and her husband, Justin, stay busy with three small kids, and can be found hiking in the Idaho wilderness (or enjoying a good playground swing), cooking from their backyard garden, and laughing at the kids’ latest antics.

Ashley Carvalho, MD, MSc (she/her)

HIV & Viral Hepatitis Fellowship Faculty

Dr. Ashley Carvalho was born and raised in Boise, ID. She attended the College of Idaho in Caldwell for her undergraduate degree, and completed a Master’s in Public Health and medical school at Queen’s University of Belfast in Northern Ireland. She has wonderful memories of Ireland, its people, and its stunning beauty (everything you’ve heard is true!). But, there’s no place like home, and she was delighted to return to her home state for residency.

She completed her residency at the Full Circle Health – Caldwell Program, and subsequently undertook a fellowship in HIV and Viral Hepatitis with Full Circle Health in Boise to further her training. She is looking forward to treating patients living with HIV, treatment of Hepatitis C, and LGBTQIA+ health, while practicing full-spectrum family medicine in the inpatient and outpatient settings, and remaining involved in teaching and working with FCH’s amazing residents!. 

In her spare time, you’ll find her in the mountains with her husband Alex and two pups, Tucker and Lola. If she’s not there, she’ll be at the Flying M with a strong cappuccino and a good book. 

Loren Colson, DO (he/him)

Associate Program Director - Boise

Dr. Colson grew up just outside of Portland, Oregon in the town of Lake Oswego. He moved to the Los Angeles area to complete his undergraduate education at Azusa Pacific University. During his undergraduate years, he went on medical missions to India and Bangladesh, and with his newfound interest in global health, attended the University of Southern California where he earned a Masters of Science in Global Medicine. There he met his wife Kristin who now works for the American Heart Association.

Loren Colson with his wife and dog in the foothills

Dr. Colson earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California. Loren and Kristin then set their sights on returning to the Pacific Northwest.

They moved to Boise, Idaho for residency and couldn’t be happier. He completed his residency in Family Medicine at Full Circle Health in 2018, and was hired as faculty when he graduated. Dr. Colson was a National Health Service Corps scholar and is committed to providing health care to the underserved. He has specific interests in reproductive health, health advocacy, and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. Dr. Colson additionally completed a fellowship through the Physicians for Reproductive Health’s Leadership Training Academy.

Loren Colson with his arms up in the air on top of a mountain landscape with a bunch of tied flags in the air

In addition to his work at Full Circle Health, Dr. Colson currently serves on the AAFP Commission on Education, is the AAFP’s delegate to the American Medical Association’s Young Physicians Section, is on the board of directors for the Idaho Academy of Family Physicians as well as chair of their Reproductive Health Committee, and is on the board of governors for the Mountain West Regional Society of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians. He practices full spectrum Family Medicine including obstetrics at his home clinic on Emerald Street in Boise. He is also adjunct faculty at the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine where he teaches Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. In what free time remains after all of his medical extra-curriculars, Dr. Colson and his wife can most likely be found biking on the greenbelt, the Boise foothills, or somewhere in the Idaho wilderness with their two German Shepherds.

Jennifer Cook, MD (she/her)

Associate Program Director - Boise

OB Fellowship Director

Dr. Jennifer Cook grew up in Boise, Idaho, and then moved east for schooling, attending Johns Hopkins University for undergraduate and Wake Forest University School of Medicine in North Carolina for medical school. After a quick consideration of going into Orthopedics, she regained her senses and matched into the Family Medicine Residency at Phoenix Baptist Hospital in Phoenix, AZ, where she served as Chief Resident from 2003-04. She then moved closer to home, completing an OB Fellowship at Swedish Hospital in Seattle, WA. After joining the faculty at Swedish Family Medicine, Cherry Hill for a short time, she headed down to New Zealand, where she practiced as a GP in a nationalized health care system, traveled as much of the sheep laden countryside as possible, and picked up a wonderful kiwi souvenir, her husband, Jason.

After three years she decided it was time to come home to Boise and joined the Full Circle Health in January of 2009. Her curricular area of interest is the obstetrics experience, inclusive of directing the OB Fellowship. She moved into the Associate Program Director role in February 2017, assisting Dr. Abby Davids oversee the educational experience as a whole for the Boise family medicine residency program. During her free time she enjoys going to the park with her three kids, political disputes with her husband, aerobic exhaustion of many varieties, and knitting anything possible.

Jaclyn Cooperrider, MD, CAQSM (she/her)

Sports Medicine Associate Fellowship Director

Dr. Cooperrider was born and raised in Idaho. She graduated from Eagle High School in 2006 and went on to attend the University of Redlands where she played two years of varsity soccer, worked as an athletic training aide, and graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Biology. She attended medical school at University of Washington, graduating in 2014 and returned to Idaho to complete a residency in family medicine and a fellowship in sports medicine.

Dr. Cooperrider moved to New Zealand where she worked as a rural locums physician for 1 year, after which she returned to Idaho to begin her current practice. She is also passionate about women’s health. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, running, mountain biking, reading, practicing her Spanish, teaching yoga, and spending time with her family. 

  • Undergrad: University of Redlands – Redlands, CA
  • Medical School: University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • Residency: Full Circle Health, Boise, ID
  • Fellowship: Full Circle Health, Boise, ID

Tim DeBlieck, MD

Family Medicine

Dr. DeBlieck grew up in Boise, and graduated from the University of Idaho in 1986 with a degree in chemistry. He attended Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, graduating in 1990. Dr. DeBlieck completed his Family Medicine residency in 1993 at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, where he served as chief resident. He joined the Full Circle Health faculty in 1996. His curricular area is Dermatology. He and his wife Jan have two adult sons. Jan is a dermatologist, and teaches Full Circle Health residents.

Melanie Drake, MD (she/her)

Psychiatry Faculty

Originally from Wisconsin, Dr. Melanie Drake earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from “the other UW” (University of Wisconsin – Madison) and traveled west where she worked in data analytics for around a decade. Seeking a career that would feel more meaningful she turned to medicine and graduated from Oregon Health & Sciences University in Portland, OR for medical school and the University of Washington – Idaho Advanced Clinician Track for psychiatry residency. She is thrilled to be involved in resident training at Full Circle Health. Her interests in psychiatry are broad. She believes formulations of patient concerns are best informed by wide and varied perspectives including from evidence-based medicine, neuroscience, psychology, social theory, and the history of psychiatry. Dr. Drake is an animal lover and enjoys keeping up with friends, spending time outside, yoga and reading.

Jessie Duvall, MD

Pediatrics Faculty

Dr. Duvall (she/her/hers) was raised in Idaho and California. She graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine in 2011, during which time she took a year to work on environmental justice issues. She completed residency at the University of California San Francisco Pediatric Leaders Advancing Health Equity (PLUS) Program, where she was trained to recognize and address structural causes of health inequity. She returned home to Idaho a few years ago and is thrilled to be a part of the Full Circle Health faculty.

Dr. Duvall is most passionate about social justice and health equity and sees advocacy as integral to her clinical practice and educational philosophy. She cares deeply about addressing racism and bias in medicine and is a founding member of the Idaho Health Equity Collective. She loves being an educator and co-directs the Advocacy 101 Course for physician trainees in Idaho. She believes all justice work must be rooted in community and is very involved in a variety of public advocacy activities including efforts to protect gender affirming care and reproductive health in Idaho.

As a provider, Dr. Duvall enjoys caring for young people of all ages, from newborn to young adult. Her clinical interests include adolescent medicine, behavioral health, whole person care, gender affirming care, and mind body medicine (MBM). She respects and honors all chosen identities of her patients and strives to incorporate social and environmental determinants of health into care plans. She meets patients and families where they are and partners with them to get the care that works best for them. Dr. Duvall volunteers as the medical director for programs focused on getting youth outside and has helped run MBM retreats for teens with chronic illness. Her past clinical experiences include faculty in the UCSF Transitional Care unit, outpatient pediatrics at an FQHC with a focus on Adverse Childhood Experiences, pediatric hospital medicine, and pediatric palliative care.

Thrilled to be back in Idaho, Dr. Duvall relishes spending long days with her community, petting all animals she comes across, making a mess in the kitchen, playing board games with her partner, and chasing her little one around. She loves being outside in any way possible – especially backpacking, backcountry skiing, and exploring the rivers.

Jeff Edwards, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Edwards is originally from Alaska, a graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine, and a residency at Full Circle Health. He then worked at St. Mary’s Hospital in Cottonwood, Idaho, for 12 years, providing full-spectrum family medicine. From 2005-2012, Dr. Edwards worked in rural Texas and completed a Master’s in Public Health degree at Johns Hopkins University.

In 2013, he joined Doctors Without Borders. He worked in various countries, including Kenya, Ethiopia, Liberia, Zimbabwe, Ukraine, and Afghanistan doing a combination of emergent global health response and public health-related research. Dr. Edwards is actively working with Doctors Without Borders and the World Health Organization (WHO) for approximately three months per year, doing monitoring/evaluation and public health research.

In 2015, Dr. Edwards joined the Department of International Health at Johns Hopkins University, School of Public Health, and completed his post-doctoral fellowship in 2017. He continues to work as an associate at John Hopkins University, teaching intermittently within the Department of International Health.

In 2016, he returned to Full Circle Health to work as faculty. In his spare time, Dr. Edwards enjoys his passions of backcountry skiing, biking, climbing, and traveling.

Andrea Esplin, MD

Emerald Clinic Director

Dr. Esplin was born and raised in Idaho. She attended the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington, receiving a Bachelors degree in Natural Science Biology with a Minor in Chemistry. She went on to the University of Utah School of Medicine for her medical Doctorate and returned to Idaho for residency at the Full Circle Health, staying on as faculty after completing the residency program. Dr. Esplin currently practices full spectrum family medicine and has a focus on procedural skills and endoscopy.

Joey Florence, MD, CAQ-SM (she/her)

Family Medicine & Sports Medicine

Joey Florence doing a handstand on a hike in Hailey Idaho

Joey Florence, MD is an Idahoan, born and raised in Boise. She loves the outdoors, sports and games. Joey went to medical school at the University of Washington. She then completed her family medicine residency here at Full Circle Health.  She completed an additional fellowship year of training in sports medicine, at Full Circle Health. Joey is lucky to have a great partner, Jake who is an engineer at Micron. 

Sarah Galinato Gerrish, MD (she/they)

Clinic Director - Kuna / JEDI Chairperson

Dr. Gerrish is a health curator who tries to recognize that health identities are non-binary, intersectional and take time to cultivate. She is committed to the mission of the Full Circle Health, where she graduated in 2012, to address health disparities in meaningful and progressive ways. In this teaching environment, her joy is developing a longitudinal anti-racism health equity curriculum, creating clear pathways for those underrepresented in medicine and helping to create safe and brave spaces for difficult conversations. Another joy is mentoring early career physicians, especially those with marginalized identities, and cultivating the women in medicine interest group for Full Circle Health-Boise.

Living and traveling abroad has given her a special interest in refugee care, child and maternal health including obstetrics, and social and global health advocacy. During medical school at the University of Washington, she had an emphasis in global and underserved health care. As a co-facilitator for the Idaho Health Equity Collective and member of the IAFP Equity Taskforce, she believes advocating for justice, inclusion, equity and cultural humility in all settings is a priority. As a Boise native, she Ioves everything about the outdoors especially trail running, climbing and skiing. Being a physician mom to two sports forward hilarious boys, she understands the importance of mentorship within healthcare. As a partner to an innovative clinical health psychologist, she understands the importance of wellness, empowering others, and making room for joy.

Winslow Gerrish, PhD

Behavioral Science Director

Dr. Winslow Gerrish is the Director of Behavioral Sciences, Research and Grants at Full Circle Health. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Seattle Pacific University and completed an internship at the VA Medical Center in Portland, Oregon. Before coming to Full Circle Health, he acted as director of the PTSD clinic at the Boise VAMC and served as faculty in their Center of Excellence in Primary Care Education. Dr. Gerrish grew up the son of a rural, full-spectrum, family doc in a small dairy town in Washington State. This upbringing laid the foundation of his life-long passion for family medicine and caring for the underserved.

If you ask, he will tell you that Family Medicine is the cure to this country’s healthcare woes. And he believes this with true passion. Dr. Gerrish’s primary career goal is to train future Family Physicians to better understand and provide whole-person care to their patients. Dr. Gerrish is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He is author to multiple publications and presentations related to Family Medicine and primary care including the book, Interprofessional Education in the Patient-Centered Medical Home: Implications from Complex Adaptive Systems Theory. Dr. Gerrish loves being outdoors. When not at work, you will find him with his family trying to get lost in the mountains or engaged in some type of crazy outdoor activity.

Justin Glass, MD (he/him)

Family Medicine

picture of resident

Graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in 1997, Dr. Glass completed his residency training through Providence – St. Peter Hospital Family Medicine Residency in Olympia, Washington in 2000. He subsequently went to work for the Navajo Area Indian Health Service in Shiprock, NM as a medical officer. In this capacity he provided broad spectrum family medicine care for five years. After a three year stint on the faculty of the Department of Family Medicine at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, he joined the faculty of Full Circle Health in October 2008. He served as the associate director 2009-2013 and then program director 2013-2023.  He moved back into an educational faculty role beginning with the 2023-2024 academic year.

His passion is helping family medicine residents individualize their training within a broad scope of practice family medicine residency program. He works with residents in multiple settings – inpatient floors, ICU, L&D, newborn nursery and clinic attending.  He sees his own patients at the Meridian clinic.

picture of resident

Outside of work, he loves being in the Boise foothills and any mountain setting.  His wife is a Presbyterian minister in San Francisco and they enjoy meeting at locations across the United States and world.  His two kids are grown and working in North Carolina and New Mexico.

Cyndi Hayes, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dr. Hayes grew up in Meridian, Idaho and then attended Stanford University, majoring in Human Biology.  She went to the University of Washington School of Medicine as an Idaho WWAMI student and then completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Union Memorial Hospital and Franklin Square Hospital Center in Baltimore, Maryland before returning to Boise.  She was in private practice in Meridian before joining the Full Circle Health faculty in 2008.  In 2013, she became an OB Hospitalist for St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center where she enjoys teaching the residents and high-risk obstetrics.

Roger Hefflinger, PharmD

Pharmacology

Graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Pharmacy in Omaha and the clinical pharmacy training program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Hefflinger joined the Full Circle Health faculty in 1987 and as you can see from this devilishly handsome picture, he is a fun loving and easy going gentleman that occasionally needs to straighten his tie. His responsibilities include teaching residents, pharmacy residents, and pharmacy students from Idaho State University, pharmacology and therapeutics in the hospital and ambulatory care setting. He loves coming to work every day because of the great people.

Derek Jackson, MD

Family Medicine

Dr. Jackson is a native Idahoan.  He was raised on a dairy farm in Ada County.  He graduated from Meridian High School in 1998 and received a BA in Latin American Studies from Stanford University in 2003.  He entered the University of Washington School of Medicine as a WWAMI student and graduated in 2008.  He was a resident and chief resident at Full Circle Health from 2008-2011.

After graduating as a Family Physician, Dr. Jackson relocated to South Africa to work at a public hospital in Cape Town, enabling him to cultivate special interests in HIV/TB, emergency medicine, endoscopy, cardiology, and diagnostic dilemmas.

Dr. Jackson now divides his time between South Africa and Idaho.  When in his home state, he attends at Full Circle Health.  He enjoys teaching and learning from its enthusiastic residents.

Adam Kipp, MD

Family Medicine, Geriatrics Fellowship Program Faculty

Dr. Adam Kipp was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. After stints in New Hampshire, the Dominican Republic, and Georgia for work and school, he returned to Portland for medical school at Oregon Health and Science University. He chose to go into family medicine because of the holistic approach to care that it values. Dr. Kipp came to Full Circle Health to explore the possibility of a career in full spectrum family medicine. Recognizing that this path did not align with his interests and goals, he returned to Full Circle Health after two years at the VA and completed the fellowship in geriatrics in 2018.

Currently Dr. Kipp practices and teaches outpatient family medicine at Full Circle Health with an emphasis on geriatrics. His passions include his family (Kimi and Xavier), skiing, hiking and Buddhist meditation and mindfulness.

Janae Krahn, MD (she/her)

Family Medicine

Dr. Krahn grew up in the “Land of Enchantment” and returned there for medical school after a hiatus in Colorado for undergraduate studies in Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University (and lots of skiing.) She found her love for family and community medicine while back home at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. She and her husband (a rural Idaho native) were thrilled to move back to Idaho for further training at Full Circle Health.

After graduating in 2018, she stayed on as faculty where her main interests lie in maternal child health, women’s reproductive health, taking care of her broad spectrum clinic patients, and teaching (and learning from!) residents and medical students. She obtained additional training for lactation certification, and also offers support for mother-baby dyads in clinic as an IBCLC. In her spare time, she enjoys anything and everything the outdoors of Idaho has to offer with her husband, family, and friends.

Christopher Link, MD, AAHIVS

Family Medicine

Dr. Link grew up in Southwest Washington and graduated from Washington State University with a degree in Microbiology. He attended University of Washington School of Medicine (Moscow/Pullman WWAMI) before completing his residency training at Kootenai Clinic Family Medicine Residency in Coeur d’Alene, ID in 2019. He relocated to Boise to complete a post-graduate fellowship in HIV & Viral Hepatitis the following year, subsequently obtaining AAHIVM certification as an HIV specialist.

Dr. Link joined the Full Circle Health faculty following fellowship, primarily providing HIV care at the Wellness Center and treating viral hepatitis through the Idaho Department of Corrections. Outside of medicine, he enjoys reading, recreating outdoors, harassing his two cats and learning about astronomy & space exploration.

Molly McCormick, DO

Family Medicine

Dr. McCormick was born and raised in Nampa, Idaho. She attended undergrad at the University of Idaho where she met and married a handsome redhead named Sean. While pursuing a degree in Biological Sciences, she worked for the Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival thus instilling in her a love of jazz, improv, chaos and rhythm. She attended medical school at Western University of Health Sciences where she earned a doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine. While completing her training, she was awarded the opportunity to pursue a pre-doctoral teaching fellowship in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. She is a firm believer in the core tenants of Osteopathic medicine including the body’s innate ability to heal itself and that a person is not a disease but a unit of body, mind and spirit.

During her time in medical school she and her husband, and eventually their newborn daughter, traveled and lived throughout the pacific coast. They were finally able to return to Boise to start and complete her residency in Family Medicine. She now has her dream job working part time at a small clinic in Kuna, Idaho surrounded by the very best co-workers and staff.

For the residency, she leads the faculty wellness committee and helps coordinate the osteopathic curriculum. Additionally, she occasionally acts as assistant professor at the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine and sits on the board of the Idaho Osteopathic Physician’s Association. In her “free” time, she is home with her three children playing dress up, working in the garden, chasing chickens, or out exploring Boise with her family.

Margaret Mortimer, FNP, MPH

Nurse Practitioner

Margaret Mortimer joined Full Circle Health in 2011. In addition to providing family practice to diverse populations across the lifespan, she is a clinical program coordinator for refugee arrival screening exams. She works at the Emerald office doing new arrival screening exams, family practice, TB and PrEP.  She is passionate about providing equitable care to diverse populations from all around the world. Margaret has been providing primary care as a board certified, Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), in Idaho, since 1997.

Prior to joining Full Circle Health, work experiences include St Luke’s Internal Medicine, rural health care at a FQHC in Southwestern Idaho and service in the National Health Service Corps. Her education includes degrees of a Masters in Public Health (MPH) , Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN), Registered Nurse (RN), Bachelors of Arts (BA) in Philosophy and French. She is a returned Peace Corps Volunteer where she served as a community health educator in Cote d’Ivoire, West Africa.

Outside of work, she likes to explore the beauty of Idaho by trail running, mountain biking and seeks oceans or lakes to expand her current kiteboarding obsession.

Sandy Mudge, MD, MPH (she/her)

Family Medicine

Dr. Sandy Mudge was raised in Colorado, and then went exploring the world, living in many different states and countries. She is a former Peace Corps Volunteer in Gabon, Africa, where she discovered her love of medicine and public health. She graduated with an MD/MPHTM from Tulane University in New Orleans, and then completed residency at Full Circle Health, where she is now faculty.

Within the residency, Sandy leads the didactics and advising programs, as well as the resident wellness committee.  Her favorite part of her job is supporting and collaborating with her wonderful colleagues, and has become certified in provider coaching to help facilitate those efforts even further.  Together with her husband and son, she likes to enjoy the variety of outdoor adventures readily available in Idaho.

Daniel Mueller, MD (he/him)

Associate Clinic Director - Raymond Clinic

Dr. Dan Mueller grew up in Western NY state where he completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Rochester in anthropology and history and medical school at SUNY Buffalo. He moved out to Idaho for residency training at FMRI Boise where he also completed a geriatrics fellowship. He now works at the Full Circle Health – Raymond Clinic as associate clinic director and enjoys providing patient care and education around outpatient primary care, geriatrics, evidenced-based medicine, liver disease and treatment of addiction. Outside of clinic he enjoys running, biking, back packing, and camping with his partner, Sadie, in the Boise foothills and surrounding national forests in Idaho.

Heather Nichols, MD

Family Medicine

Dr. Nichols, raised in small town Anaconda, MT but with a sense of adventure, ventured off to Gonzaga University for undergrad to pursue degrees in Biology and Psychology. Afterwards, she set out on a new adventure to Miami, Florida to complete medical school. Despite the lures of the Florida Keys and warm water she returned to the mountain west to complete residency at Full Circle Health and be closer to the mountains and outdoors. In Boise she took up whitewater kayaking and has now traveled around the world (as well as the state of Idaho) to enjoy this extreme sport, even living in New Zealand for awhile. She enjoys the full scope of practice at the residency as well as the opportunity to teach and learn from the great residents we have. When not kayaking or working, she likes to mountain bike, hike, snowboard, or sit in an Idaho hotspring and enjoy the scenery.

Todd Palmer, MD

Geriatric Fellowship Director

Graduated from the University of California at Davis. Dr. Palmer completed his residency at the Family Practice Residency of Idaho in 1989. He then completed a faculty development fellowship at the University of Washington and has achieved added qualifications in geriatric medicine through the American Board of Family Practice. His special interests are geriatrics, the use of computers and handhelds in clinical medicine and residency training, and substance abuse. Dr. Palmer joined Full Circle Health as family medicine faculty in 1998.

Heather Quinn, MD (she/her)

Family Medicine

Dr. Heather Quinn joined Full Circle Health in 2009 and works concurrently as Medical Director for Healthwise with committed work in reproductive health care. Dr. Quinn was trained at UCSD and Santa Rosa and has special interests in women’s medicine and vasectomy provision. She loves mountain biking, climbing, and hiking as well as baking cakes.

Kevin Rich, MD

Vice President of Medical Affairs

Dr. Rich graduated from the University of California School of Medicine at Los Angeles in 1992. He completed his residency training at the Santa Monica Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program in 1995; where he was Chief Resident 1994-1995. Dr. Rich joined the Full Circle Health in 1995. He has served as president of the Ada County Medical Society as well as President of the Idaho Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Rich currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer of Full Circle Health.  He is the faculty champion for Full Circle Health’s Patient Centered Medical Home transformation. He also serves as Chair of the Practice Transformation Committee of the Idaho Medical Home Collaborative. His curricular interests are quality improvement, prevention, and outpatient procedures.

Melissa Roop, MD (she/her)

Family Medicine, Clinic Director Idaho Street

Dr. Melissa Roop is an Idaho native who has lived and worked all over this beautiful state. She attended University of Washington School of Medicine and completed her residency training in Family Medicine here at Full Circle Health. She joined the residency as clinical faculty in 2019.

Within medicine, Dr. Roop has a passion for preserving health and joy with preventive care and has special interests in Climate Medicine, women’s health, reproductive care and addiction medicine.  She also speaks Spanish and loves working in service to the Hispanic community.

Most of her non-work time is spent outside tending her garden, running local trails and climbing mountains, but she does come indoors to knit and cook plant-based foods. She is married and has one son and two dogs.

Vincent Serio, MD

Clinic Director - Meridian

Dr. Vincent Serio grew up in Virginia, and graduated from the Medical College of Virginia. After he completed residency at Full Circle Health he stayed in Idaho and worked at Terry Reilly Health Services, and Saint Alphonsus Medical Group.In 2004, he became Director of Medical Services at Boise State University Health Services, a position he held for 13 years. During his tenure at Boise State, Dr. Serio also served as the ship’s physician for the Semester at Sea program, traveling to 17 cities in 13 countries on 5 continents in 100 days.

He joined Full Circle Health in 2017 to further his passion for teaching the next generation of family medicine specialists. He now serves as the Clinic Director at Full Circle Health’s Meridian clinic site. His clinical interests include colposcopy, office-based procedures, travel and wilderness medicine, urgent care medicine, and clinic operations. 

Nikole Shepherdson, DO

Osteopathic Education Program Director

Dr. Shepherdson grew up predominantly in Idaho. She graduated from Boise State University with a degree in Radiological Sciences and worked for several years before attending medical school. She completed her medical school training at  Western University of Health Sciences Pacific  and returned home to Boise to attend residency at Full Circle Health. She has been faculty since 2012 and has worked to grow the osteopathic education, primary care endoscopy,  and in office procedure training for the residents along with practicing primary care in our Meridian office.  When Full Circle Health obtained ACGME recognition for Osteopathic training she became the Director of Osteopathic Education in 2019. 

When she is not at work, you can find her running around with her two amazing, energetic and hilarious young boys and husband. She can often be found baiting fish hooks, buckling motorcycle, skiing or bike helmets, playing in the water, reading, fly fishing, camping or gardening when time allows.

Hannah Underdahl, WHNP, CNM

Women's Health

Born in Ontario, Canada and raised on the coast of Maine, Hannah got the mountain bug early in her teens on a backpacking trip to the Sawtooths in Stanley, ID. After college in Colorado and graduate school in Washington, DC, she settled in Boise with her husband. She worked for over three years in a free-standing birth center in downtown Boise before moving into a faculty role at Full Circle Health in 2016. In addition to obstetrics, Hannah specializes in female sexual dysfunction, pelvic pain and menopause. 

Hannah stays active in professional organizations and advocacy groups including the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health and the Idaho cluster for the Reproductive Health Access Project. She is married with 3 small children. In her free time, Hannah and her family travel the US and Canada in a Sprinter van her husband built out in 2016. She is an avid trail runner, mountain biker and skier.  Thanks to Full Circle Health (and the cultivation of healthy boundaries), she reports a great work-life balance!

Kelly Wilkinson, MD

Sports Medicine Fellowship Director - Boise

Dr. Kelly Wilkinson is a former all-American collegiate lacrosse player at University of California Davis and NCAA Woman of the Year in 2004.  Dr. Wilkinson has always loved athletics and was lucky to grow up in small fishing and lumber town on the North Coast of California, competing in soccer, basketball, softball and track while graduating as valedictorian of Fort Bragg High School in 1999. 

She naturally became interested in sports medicine after a knee injury in college disrupted her collegiate lacrosse career and challenged her identity as an athlete. After graduating summa cum laude with a bachelor and then master’s degree in Food Science at UC Davis she briefly worked as a food tasting panel sensory scientist in Cincinnati, OH.

Working in the food industry for brief time compelled her to return to medicine seeking a more humanistic and altruistic career. She completed medical school at University of California San Diego and found Family Medicine specializing in sports medicine to be a natural fit.  Dr. Wilkinson completed her residency at Sutter Family Medicine Residency in Sacramento, CA and Fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine at Full Circle Health in 2015.  She joined Full Circle Health as the primary care sports medicine fellowship director in 2016. 

Dr. Wilkinson enjoys helping athletes of all abilities and encouraging others to be physically active for health and longevity.  Outside of medicine when she is not chasing her small children she enjoys trail running, hiking, snowboarding, refereeing lacrosse, and baking

John Williams, MD

Rural Program Director

While growing up in Pocatello, the young Dr. John Williams took to exploring the mountains of Idaho and fostering a love of the outdoors. After graduating from University of Nevada SOM in 2003 and following his residency completion in 2006 from Idaho State University Family Medicine Residency, he ventured to the Flathead Lake area of Montana. There he worked for a rural hospital doing full spectrum family medicine for the next 10 years. He participated in several organizations, including President of the Montana Academy of Family Physicians, board member of Montana Medical Association, and he served one year on Montana State Governor’s Council on Healthcare Innovation. With a desire to share his experiences and move closer to family, he joined Full Circle Health in the fall 2016. Here he is continuing his full spectrum practice by teaching new family physicians to broaden their skills and confidence. He is helping with the rural programs and developing a wilderness medicine curriculum. Free time is one of his favorite things and he can be found hiking the hills with his two boys, looking for mountains to climb and photos to take, sitting with a good book, contemplating the stars, laughing often and has been known to dabble in zymurgy.

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Abigail Allman, MD

Boise Program 2024

University of Kansas School of Medicine

Abby is a born and bred Midwesterner, growing up in Kansas before hopping over the state border to attend the University of Missouri- Kansas City where she majored in Biology. Her two highlights of college are studying Art History abroad in Florence, Italy and volunteering at JayDoc Free Clinic as a social services intern. As an undergraduate volunteer, she assisted patients with connecting to community resources focused on addressing social determinants of health. She was directly exposed to the health inequities facing underserved communities and realized this is the population of patients she wished to serve in her future practice. Abby then remained in Kansas City to attend the University of Kansas School of Medicine where she continued to serve at JayDoc, but now on the executive board.

Her experience with free clinics helped her decide to pursue full-spectrum family medicine to not only care for individuals, but whole communities. She loves family medicine for the opportunity to foster long-term relationships, provide holistic care in any setting, and create safe environments for people to share sacred health information. Her professional interests are in women’s and children’s health, obstetrics, advocacy, and public health. She is supremely joyful to be joining the Full Circle Health family!

Abby and her husband, Sam, love to be outdoors so they are thrilled to be in Boise to explore, hike, camp, bike, ski, and adventure in Idaho-at-large. Individually, she is continually adding new hobbies to her repertoire, but steadfast favorites include reading, crocheting, cooking, baking, and convincing her cats to snuggle with her.

Alexandra Beattie, MD

Boise Program 2024

University of Queensland

Hello! I’m Alex.  I grew up in the Green Mountain State with my four younger siblings, where I developed a love of the natural world, prompting studies in studio art and biology at the University of Vermont (UVM) for my undergraduate and master’s degrees.  After graduation, I spent some time hiking around Wyoming,  as well as India, before making my way back to Vermont to work as a medical assistant with UVM’s Dermatology team.   I worked with an inspiring group of people for several years there before moving to Australia to study medicine at the University of Queensland. 

During my first two years of school in Brisbane, I cherished time spent with my cousins “down undah”, and developed a love of rural medicine through my rotations in Tasmania – the skillset of a rural doc is so versatile!  The structural/social/racial/economic/health disparities I witnessed there, as well as during my third- and fourth-year clinical rotations through the Ochsner Health System (New Orleans, LA),  solidified my desire to pursue family medicine and support populations with limited access to health care.  While I was sad to part with NOLA’s perfectly fried chicken and buttery biscuits, I was excited to make it back to the mountain west to become part of the Full Circle Health family for residency. 

I could not ask for a better group of people to train with – we share a love of teaching and learning full-spectrum, rural medicine.  I have additional interests in rheumatology, dermatology, physician wellness and advocacy.   Outside of medicine, I value time with my loved ones, snuggling my cats (Momo and Mochi <3), and getting some fresh air – skiing at Bogus, hiking and running in the foothills, camping, or painting with acrylics or oils “en plain air”.

Emily Dickerson, MD

Boise Program 2024

University of Washington School of Medicine

Emily has deep Idaho roots, born and raised in Nampa, Idaho, attending high school and college in Caldwell. She played soccer for the College of Idaho (Go Yotes!), where she fell in love with the sciences, majored in Biology, and spoke a lot of Spanish. She spent two summers working as a pre-med intern at the Salmon River Clinic in Stanley, ID, an experience that impressed upon her the importance of rural medicine and the joy of family practice. A passion for nutrition and foundational health led her to pursue her doctorate in naturopathic medicine at Bastyr University in Seattle, WA. After a handful of years in practice as a naturopathic physician, Emily sought out conventional medical school with the intent of reaching a broader patient population and being part of the answer to the physician shortage in the state of Idaho.

She completed her medical education with the University of Washington School of Medicine through the Idaho WWAMI program, which sent her throughout Idaho and the greater WWAMI region to train. All of her clinical rotations were exciting, interesting and fun, though she found the most fulfillment in family medicine. Emily finds great satisfaction in the diversity of practice and the longitudinal relationships of family medicine. She believes that good medicine is not only in the knowledge that a physician offers, but also in the relationships, the ability to connect, counsel, educate, and collaborate.

Within medicine, Emily has many interests, which makes family medicine a perfect fit! Now a 3rd year resident and fully immersed in the broad training that Full Circle Health has to offer, Emily has cultivated her passion for full spectrum family medicine with obstetrics. She cares deeply about reaching medically underserved populations and treating the whole person.

Outside of medicine, Emily spends her time exploring local mountains and rivers with her spouse Dusty, their toddler Sage and their dogs. Together they whitewater kayak, ski, trail run, mountain bike, and grow a giant urban garden.

Emily Fitzgerald, MD

Boise Program 2024

University of Washington School of Medicine

Hi! I’m Emily.
I grew up on an island in Southeast Alaska in a town called Ketchikan with the Pacific Ocean and the Tongass National Rainforest in my backyard. For perspective, we measured our annual precipitation not in inches a year but in feet. For those of you that have read Dune, Boise in comparison feels like Arrakis. My partner, Nathan Ord, teases me that I must be part Fremen. During my undergraduate years I split my time studying philosophy at the University of Washington and commercial fishing for Salmon off the coast of Southeast Alaska. I traded cell phone coverage for wild mountains and waterways, grocery store produce for salmon and fern tips, and the easy access to services urban Seattle life afforded me with closely knit communities of small fishing towns. I loved every minute of it.

In small town Alaska, medicine is no different. Family doctors are the clinicians, hospitalists, ER docs, laborists, proceduralists, and intensivists. During my family medicine rotation in Sitka, I assisted on a c-section, assessed the neonate still covered in amniotic fluid and then returned to help sew up the mother. I diagnosed a patient with Grave’s Disease, set fractures, and med-evac’d a patient with ascending cholangitis to Anchorage. On a typical day we prescribed immunomodulators and vasopressors in the ER, discussed meditation apps and intermittent fasting, cared for young and old. Conversations on lifestyle, healthy movement and nutrition were given equal importance as the emergencies that neglecting them can lead to. It is this appreciation for preventive medicine, ability to provide truly comprehensive care, and establishing deep patient connections that drew me to family medicine. 

I am excited to be training at a program that will provide me with the full spectrum training practicing family medicine that Alaska requires so that I can give back to the wild places and the salt of the earth kind of people I have found there. In the meantime, Nathan and I are enjoying meeting new friends in Boise and exploring all the wilds places Idaho has to offer with our eight-month-old Australian Shepard puppy Tikka!

Sarah Hershman, MD

Boise Program 2024

University of Colorado School of Medicine

Sarah Hershman was born and raised in Colorado—she grew up in the small rural town of Elizabeth. She attended the University of Colorado in Boulder, where she received a bachelor’s degree in Integrative Physiology. Between college and medical school, Sarah worked as a medical assistant at a Dermatology clinic in Boulder.  

Sarah earned her Medical and Master of Public Health degrees as a combined MD/MPH student at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Sarah is passionate about behavioral health, suicide prevention, advocacy, and working with rural and underserved communities. She is thrilled to join Full Circle Health—a program where the broad-spectrum training is excellent, and the people are even better.  

In her free time, you can find Sarah exploring the outdoors with her scruffy trail buddy Mack (a crotchety corgi mix with a heart of gold). Be it hiking, skiing, biking, snowshoeing, or climbing—as long as she is outside, she’s happy. 

Neil Liotta, MD

Boise Program 2024

University of Washington School of Medicine

I am from Anchorage, AK where I grew up roaming the hills, fly fishing, and trying to make it as a competitive Nordic ski racer. I did my undergraduate work at Montana State University in Bozeman, MT. There, the drive for ski racing transitioned to a love for the mountains and the Intermountain West. Later, while working as a commercial salmon fisherman in Dillingham, AK, I fell in love with the unique lifestyle that exists in rural Alaska.

This experience also led to an interest in the healthcare disparities that exist in rural Alaska and inspired a career in rural medicine via the University of Washington. My time at UW further cemented my interest in rural medicine and especially Family Medicine. Family docs have a varied skillset and broad training that allows them to be plopped down almost anywhere in the world to meet the needs of their community.

FMRI has been an amazing training program for Family Medicine. We work hard, and I think out residents are well trained for rural medicine. My fiancé, Alli and I are hoping to move back up to rural Alaska on graduating; location TBD.

Sarah Maze, MD

Boise Program 2024

University of Washington School of Medicine

Howdy, I’m Sarah! I grew up in rural Wyoming in the foothills of the Big Horn Mountains. There I developed a love of living things in all forms and experienced the beauty and value of strong community relationships.

For my undergraduate education, I attended the University of Wyoming (go Pokes!) where I earned degrees in Physiology and Spanish, worked as a campus tour guide, explored the Snowy Range Mountains, and worked with my first patients—Bengalese finches—while conducting neuroscience research. I had the opportunity to study abroad in Argentina and fuel my passion for service of rural communities in remote Honduras and Panama.

I completed my medical training at the University of Washington in the Wyoming WWAMI cohort, during which I spent time in Laramie, WY; Seattle, WA; and everywhere in between. Working in the Wind River Indian Reservation and Lander, WY during my clinical training solidified my desire to create lasting therapeutic relationships with my future patients through the pursuit of full-spectrum family medicine. I also spent two months in Dhulikhel, Nepal partnering with community members and healthcare workers to create and implement a gestational diabetes education program in their local community hospital and remote outreach clinics.

My clinical interests include women’s health and obstetrics, full-spectrum rural family medicine, preventative medicine, and global health. I am thrilled to join the Full Circle Health team!

Outside of medicine, I enjoy fly fishing and backpacking with my husband, Ian, pick up volleyball games, playing piano, and exploring our new home of Boise by sampling local food and biking.

Tyler McChane, MD

Boise Program 2024

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Tyler comes to us from Louisville, Kentucky. He studied economics at the University of Louisville, then went to Baku to study Azerbaijan on a Critical Language Scholarship. Before attending Mount Sinai, Tyler worked in Direct Support for individuals with intellectual disabilities and helped to establish the Family Community Clinic, a free clinic in Louisville where he served six years as the volunteer coordinator.

Working at the clinic changed Tyler’s perspective on medicine and convinced him to return to school. After finishing Louisville’s post-bacc pre-med program, he moved on to Mount Sinai. Here at Mount Sinai, Tyler has participated in the Primary Care Scholars Program and InterACT primary care clerkship, Students for a National Health Program, and the New York State Academy of Family Physicians. His research interests include disparities in health and healthcare delivery experienced by homeless individuals.

He would like to thank his family (and two precious dogs) for their endless support over the last 7 years, as well as his PBPMP, FCC, DWW, and PCSP families – you know who you are! He is thrilled to be continuing his residency training at the Full Circle Health in Boise. Initial impressions of Full Circle Health and life in Boise: hands down without a doubt the coolest, most inspirational bunch of people that Tyler’s ever met!

Michaela Frey, MD

Boise Program 2024

Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine

Michaela is a proud Oregonian, born in Portland and raised in Bend. Since childhood, it has been Michaela’s goal to become a family physician serving rural communities. She studied bioengineering at Oregon State University and completed medical school at Oregon Health & Sciences University (OHSU). In her undergraduate years, Michaela became a public advocate for Indigenous health and Native peoples in higher education. At OHSU, she founded and served as president of the OHSU chapter of the Association of Native American Medical Students (ANAMS) in addition to mentoring Indigenous youth about pursuing careers in medicine. Michaela’s training as an Oregon Area Health Education Centers Rural Scholar has helped build her knowledge base regarding rural health care. She is particularly passionate about behavioral health, obstetric care, and Integrative Medicine. A descendent of the Choctaw and Mojave tribes, she is also invested in the holistic health of Indigenous and underserved populations.

In her free time, Michaela is an outdoor enthusiast and is always excited for a new adventure. She can be found hiking, camping, hunting, riding horses (or Harleys), and skiing, usually with her husband Randy. She is also surprisingly good at cornhole. On inside days, she enjoys playing cello and cooking. She is grateful for the opportunity to join the Full Circle Health in Boise and excited for the adventure ahead!

Megan Schwehr, MD

Boise Program 2024

University of Washington School of Medicine

Megan Schwehr was born in Boise and raised in Star, Idaho. She loved growing up in a small rural town and came to appreciate the sense of community it fostered. When she wasn’t playing soccer, she spent her weekends camping, boating, hiking, snow skiing, and exploring the beautiful Idaho backcountry. During high school Megan participated in the sports medicine program and realized she had a passion for human anatomy and medicine. She went on to complete her undergraduate studies in biochemistry and molecular biology at Linfield College (now Linfield University) in McMinnville, OR, knowing that her ultimate goal was medical school. While at Linfield she helped start a research lab that used zebrafish as a model for human anatomy, and has enjoyed watching this project grow and progress over the years.

Given her passion for medicine and love of rural communities, Megan attended the University of Washington School of Medicine as a TRUST (Targeted Rural and Underserved Track) scholar. Through this program she completed a longitudinal training experience in McCall, Idaho, and gained a greater appreciation for rural medicine. Her experiences with the family physicians there inspired Megan to pursue a career in full-scope family medicine which will include ED shifts, inpatient coverage, and surgical obstetrics. She decided to return to Boise for her residency training and give back to the community that helped support her, and is thrilled to become a part of the Full Circle Health family. Her professional interests include rural/underserved populations, healthcare advocacy, obstetrics, and behavioral health.

When she isn’t working Megan enjoys spending time outdoors with her parents (Patty and Ed), brothers (Trevor and Devin) and other family friends in the area. She can often be found camping in McCall, hiking in the Sawtooths, boating on Lake Cascade, or skiing at Bogus Basin or Brundage. She also enjoys lazy mornings spent watching the Great British Baking Show with her cat, Ember.

Miranda Smith, MD

Boise Program 2024

University of Oklahoma College of Medicine

Miranda grew up in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma where the wind comes sweepin’ down the plain. During college she studied abroad in Costa Rica where she took part in field research and learned about their universal health system. This experience sparked an interest in public health, particularly topics surrounding the social determinants of health and reproductive health. She then attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine completing a certificate in public health while attending medical school. 

She hopes to combine her interests by practicing broad spectrum family medicine while working toward changing systems impacting her patient’s health on a broader level. In her free time she enjoys hiking, trying new outdoor activities, and spending time with her dog (Tucker) and spouse (Gentry). She is excited to join the Full Circle Health family

Summer Szumski, DO

Boise Program 2024

Pacific Northwest University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Summer Szumski was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but is a small-town Eastern Oregon girl at heart after moving to Pendleton, Oregon when she was 8 years old. She spent most of her childhood exploring the outdoors with her three younger brothers. She attended college at Western Oregon University studying public health while working as a CNA and EMT. While working in the hospitals of South Africa during a study abroad experience her passion for medicine was solidified. She attended medical school at Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences in Yakima, Washington. After completing her clinical rotations in rural communities at critical access hospitals she couldn’t see herself doing anything but broad-spectrum rural family medicine. Summer is particularly interested in women’s health, addiction medicine, office-based procedures, and hospice care.

When not working, she spends her time with her husband, James, and their two dogs. They enjoy hiking, riding ATVs, camping, and spending time with family. They are excited to learn more about Boise and all that it has to offer.

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Alexis Anderson, MD

Boise Program 2025

University of Washington School of Medicine

Alexis is from Wild-Windy-Wyoming.

She grew up playing outside; hiking, skiing, backpacking, etc. She completed undergrad schooling at the University of Wyoming where she studied physiology and particularly enjoyed researching the intersection between Allopathic and Traditional Medicines. While transitioning to medical school, she worked for a primary care clinic and a free clinic in Jackson, Wyoming where she discovered the importance of public health, continuity, and inclusivity in medicine.  

A selfie photograph with snowy mountains in the background on a sunny day pictured left is Alexis Anderson and pictured right is her partner Evan

Through medical school at the University of Washington, Alexis completed the Global Health Pathway which allowed her to study STI stigma abroad and reinforced her interest in rural/underserved medicine. Outside of public health, her clinical interests include women’s health, maternal/child health, sports medicine, and rural/underserved populations.  Outside of clinic, she enjoys rock-climbing trips with her partner Evan, downhill/cross country skiing, and exploring trails around Boise (especially ones with wildflowers). 

Dylan Brownell, MD

Boise Program 2025

University of New Mexico School of Medicine

A selfie photograph with hot air balloons in the background pictured left is Katie Myers and Dylan Brownell on the right

Dylan grew up in Southern California but spent two years in Costa Rica from ages 8 – 10 and learned how to speak Spanish. He went to college at the University of New Mexico where he majored in Biology and minored in Spanish. Dylan also spent a semester studying abroad in Rio de Janeiro and exploring the stunning Brazilian scenery. He met his wife in college and were married in December 2017. After graduating from college, Dylan worked as a legal assistant for a couple years until going to medical school at the University of New Mexico. 

Dylan loves listening to music and playing any instrument he can get his hands on. Currently, he’s mostly playing guitar, piano, and producing music on the computer. Dylan also enjoys camping, hiking, and climbing with his wife and their two dogs, Jazmine and Duke. He’s been an avid video game fan since he was young and he still dabbles when he has extra time. 

Dylan looks forward to spending the next three years in Boise training to be a full-scope family medicine physician. 

Maria Carbonell, MD

Boise Program 2025

National University of Cordoba (Argentina)

Maria was born and raised in Cordoba, Argentina. There, she began her love of mate, alfajores, and authentic Italian pasta her mom taught her to cook; which she is eager to share with those interested in trying.  Maria loves to swim, ride her bike, go snowshoeing, cook, and spend time with her family. Growing up in a doctor’s home, she fell in love with knowledge and science which provided her inspiration to serve people with it. 

A photograph of Maria Carbonell and her family standing in front of a snowy mountain on a sunny day

Maria studied at the University of Cordoba, the 2nd oldest university in South America. Throughout her studies, she took special interest in the underserved areas of Argentina. She traveled with a team providing medical care and community education to some of the poorest regions of Argentina. All of these efforts happened while she worked in public hospitals where she had the opportunity to practice a wide range of medical care. She also specialized in a subspecialty of surgery called phlebology, worked in emergency medicine, and within primary care as well. 

Maria moved to Boise in 2018 with her husband and two daughters and started preparing to get licensed in the United States; a process which formed the bond in matching at the FMRI-Boise program.  She is excited about training in the Boise program, it seems to be a great community to grow and learn.

Brayden Chamberlain, MD

Boise Program 2025

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine

Brayden was born and raised in Southern Utah. As the oldest of 6 children, he had to learn early how to be responsible for the care of others. He first became interested in medicine because of the example of his father, who is also a family physician. His dad would care for the “cuts and bruises” he and his siblings experienced growing up. As a result, Brayden decided he wanted to be able to do that too.

That interest grew after he served a mission in Mexico for his church – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This experience led him towards his passion in caring for people most in need. Therefore, becoming a physician was the perfect answer. After learning Spanish and returning from Mexico, he began a path that would ultimately lead him here, to beautiful Boise, Idaho.

He studied biology in undergrad at Dixie State University. After spending a year doing research at Baylor College of Medicine, he obtained his MD from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine in South Texas.

A photo of Dr. Brayden Chamberlain and his family

Along the way, he married his sweetheart Courtney. Together they have welcomed two crazy boys, Daniel and Luke, into their home. They also have three loveable dogs that always keep them on their toes. In his free time, Brayden really enjoys spending time with his family.

Brayden is excited to be here in Boise, where he has the opportunity to get full-spectrum family medicine training and also enjoy the beauty of the outdoors. Following residency, he hopes to be able to take what he has learned and work alongside his father to help people live their lives to the fullest.

Isabella Farina, MD

Boise Program 2025

Boston University School of Medicine

A photo of Isabella Farina, her partner Victor, and their dog hiking with a mass of water behind them

Hello! My name is Isabella, but I prefer to go by Bella (yes, like Twilight). I grew up in a small town in Colorado before heading east to complete both my undergraduate and medical education at Boston University. While I was in Boston, I fostered a love for community medicine and women’s health. I also met my wonderful partner Victor and became a very passionate dog mom.

Along the way, I worked to improve my Spanish by studying abroad in Madrid. This helped tremendously when practicing with my mom’s side of the family who immigrated to the US from Ecuador. I plan to continue working on my Spanish fluency during residency training to better serve my Spanish speaking patients. I was drawn to the FMRI-Boise program. They offer broad spectrum training, including the chance for me to focus on women’s health. The outdoorsy feel of Idaho is nostalgic, and I look forward to the comfort of having supportive faculty and residents during my time here.

I have a lot of passions outside of work. This includes playing with my dog, bicycling, hiking, reading mystery novels, crocheting, painting, or watching reality TV with my partner. 

Emma Hall, MD

Boise Program 2025

University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine

Emma grew up in the small town of Harvard, Massachusetts. She enjoyed her time at Wesleyan University, where she studied French and Neuroscience, played club soccer and ultimate frisbee and met her future wife. She later spent time in San Francisco doing breast cancer prevention research and volunteering as a scribe at a public health clinic. Emma enjoyed scribing enough to move back to the east coast during a polar vortex and worked as a full-time scribe at a Dermatology office before starting medical school.

A selfie photograph of Emma Hall in blue lense sunglasses kayaking with a friend on a lake.

She attended the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine, where she participated in the Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship program with her friend and co-resident, Malla. This program allowed her to experience primary care unfiltered, which provided an excellent foundation for pursuing more experience in rural family medicine and urgent care during her fourth year. In addition to these, her clinical interests include reproductive health, dermatology and mental health (particularly in adolescents).

Outside of medicine, Emma likes to play pickup team sports, try new breweries, and explore the outdoors in many forms. Picnicking, hiking, biking, paddle boarding and cross-country skiing to name a few. She also learned to downhill ski in her fourth year of medical school and has since been loving it – Bogus Basin offers great terrain for beginners like herself as well as her more experienced pals who usually take off for the back side of the mountain after a few green runs together.

Malla Keefe, MD

Boise Program 2025

University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine

Hi there! I’m Malla. I was born in San Francisco, CA and grew up in the foothills of Mt. Tamalpais. I moved south to Los Angeles for college where I studied Neuroscience and French. After graduating with my undergraduate degree, I moved back to the Bay Area for several years. During my time there I worked as a clinical research assistant, a scribe, and later at a healthcare tech start up. I also managed to fit in a season as a ski bum in Tahoe!

Malla Keefe and her partner Jordan standing outside in the snow in front of their converted ambulance-turned-tiny home

I was drawn to the Green Mountains and the kind community in Burlington, VT. Therefore I moved to the the East Coast and attended the University of Vermont for medical school. As a result, I found my passion for Family Medicine. I completed a rural Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship (LIC) at an FQHC in Glens Falls, NY. My clinical interests include broad-spectrum rural family practice, addressing social determinants of health to provide patient-centered care, point of care ultrasound, and wilderness medicine.

It is with great excitement to be moving to Boise with my partner, Jordan, who will be completing the UW Boise Psychiatry Residency (we couples matched). Together we are proud owners of a retired ambulance turned tiny home that we converted ourselves during medical school. Outside of the hospital, you will almost always find me outside. This includes: backpacking long trails (the PCT and Camino de Santiago so far), backcountry skiing or snowboarding, biking around town or into the mountains, practicing yoga, or gardening!

Katie Myers, MD, MPH

Boise Program 2025

University of New Mexico School of Medicine

Katie is from a small town in southwest New Mexico, called Mule Creek. She grew up raising pigs, playing basketball for her high school, and exploring the beautiful New Mexico southwest. She went to the University of New Mexico (UNM) and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a concentration in creative writing. Katie also met her husband Dylan in college and were married in December of 2017. She received her Masters of Public Health through the combined MD/MPH program at the University of New Mexico.

A selfie photograph of Dylan Brownell (left) and Katie Myers (Right)

Katie’s clinical interests include: LGBTQIA+ patients, gender affirming care, gynecologic health, obstetrics, and addiction medicine. However, taking care of patients of all ages with all types of backgrounds is her ultimate passion. She is excited to start training at the Family Medicine Residency Program in Boise. 

In Katie’s free time she enjoys outdoorsy things such as climbing, camping, and hiking with her husband and their two dogs, Jazmine and Duke. She also won’t turn down a lazy day Netflix-ing and playing video games if she has free time. 

Megan Phelps, MD

Boise Program 2025

University of Washington School of Medicine

Hello! I’m Megan. A potato through and through. I was born and raised in Pocatello, Idaho and attended college at the College of Idaho (Go Yotes!). There I studied Biology and Spanish and made lifelong friends on the alpine ski team. While in college, I spent a summer teaching English in the Dominican Republic. I also spent another summer working in the clinic and volunteering on the ambulance in Stanley, Idaho. Through these experiences, I found a passion for rural medicine and working with the Latinx community.

A photograph of Megan Phelps and her Dog in the winter time

After that, I attended medical school at University of Washington. From there I returned to my continuity community in Hailey, Idaho as a part of the Target Rural Underserved Tract (TRUST). My interests in medicine include: full-spectrum family medicine, obstetrics, sports medicine, and working with the Latinx community.

When not in the hospital, you can find me running around with my dog, Macki, and going on adventures with my partner, Nathaniel. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, skiing, fly-fishing and trail running. I am absolutely thrilled to have matched at FMRI-Boise, and I hope to stay in Idaho and serve my community as a small town Family Doc!

Amelia Schurke, MD

Boise Program 2025

Medical College of Wisconsin

A photograph of Amelia Schurke in a green jacket standing in front of foothills as the sun is starting to set.

Hi there! My name is Amelia Schurke, I hail from the land of 10,000 lakes – Minnesota! I am thrilled to be in Boise, Idaho and to be training at Full Circle Health Boise. I attended college at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota and studied Biology and Latin American Studies there. After college, I took a few years off and spent a year volunteering as a middle school teacher in a small mountain community in the state of Puebla, Mexico. This experience in Mexico fueled my love for Family Medicine and cultivated my interests in health equity, whole-person care, and collaborative relationships. I attended medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

My areas of interest within medicine are varied and ever-evolving. I’m passionate about humanism in medicine, prenatal and postpartum care, lactation medicine, in-office procedures and global medicine. In my free time, I love to spend time with my family & friends and soak up as much time in the mountains with my golden doodle, Sofi – skiing, running, biking and camping!

Benjamin Showalter, MD

Boise Program 2025

University of Washington School of Medicine

Hi all! My name is Ben Showalter and I was raised here in Boise, Idaho. I grew up as the oldest of four brothers, one of which being my twin brother. Our household always seemed to be on the move. Whether that meant going to school, playing sports, or just enjoying the great outdoors. Although my parents were physicians, I did not know right away that I wanted to go into medicine. It was during my junior year in high school when I decided that I wanted a career which satisfied my curiosity for science while also helping other people live their best lives.

My path then led me to Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. During undergrad, I completed the pre-health track and received a degree in Biology and grew even more curious about biology and its role in human health; as a result, I applied to medical school. As an added bonus during my time at TCU, I met my better half Mallory who I have been with since November of 2016.

A photograph of Benjamin Showalter and his significant other Mallory standing in front of a mountainous landscape.

I was overjoyed to find out that I was accepted to the University of Washington School of Medicine. The science that I learned and the patients that I cared for on rotations reaffirmed my passion for primary care. Finding out that I would have the opportunity to go through my family medicine training in my hometown of Boise was incredible news. The holistic training that family residents receive and their ability to care for any and all patients is inspiring. My clinical interests include care for underserved populations, preventative care, and global health. 

Outside of medicine, I enjoy trying not to hurt myself skiing and biking, attempting to catch fish in rivers but usually just standing in the water for a couple hours, and sleeping uncomfortably in a tent in the wilderness because houses are overrated.

Omar Syed, MD

Boise Program 2025

American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine

Omar was born in Miami and raised in Tallahassee, a true Florida boy. After graduating from University of North Florida with a Bachelors in Psychology, he went on to Florida State. There, he also met his significant other, Emily. Not having seen enough tropical weather for one lifetime, Omar proceeded to the islands to complete medical school. The American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine provided the breadth and diversity of family medicine. This is what drew him to the field, a notion that his clerkship at an FQHC helped to solidify.

Omar’s professional interests are broad, including behavioral health, underserved & homeless advocacy, and LGBTQ+ focused care. After graduation he hopes to practice full-spectrum Family Medicine, with a focus on community medicine and preventative education. He chose FMRI-Boise due to its broad training in emergency/wilderness medicine, procedures, and in-patient curriculum.

A selfie photo of Omar Syed (right) and his significant other Emily (left) hiking on a trail and ropes course in the background.

When not outside hiking or camping, he’s found eating food that is generally too spicy for his own good. As an avid jogger, he is thrilled to be moving to the Boise area and looks forward to exploring the diverse trails and foothills that Idaho has to offer. A lover of all animals, he will be tempted in adopting a few more while in Boise (only big dogs though). Above all else he is beyond excited to join the FMRI-Boise family, and is ecstatic to join a rigorous program that encompasses each and every interest both in and outside the hospital!

(No mom, I didn’t forget to bring a jacket.)

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Dorothy Buening, MD

Boise Program 2026

Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Fun photo of Dorothy Buening

Dr. Dorothy Buening was born and raised in the Mitten state, Michigan (yes, she will use her hand as a map to show you where she’s from)!  She grew up playing competitive volleyball which led her to continue playing throughout her undergrad studies at Alma College.  While at Alma, she took advantage of the many service-learning opportunities with Alternative Breaks around the country and internationally to Rwanda and Zambia.

After a year of scribing in an Emergency Department and coaching youth volleyball, she headed to Providence, RI to attend Brown Medical School.  While at Brown, she fell in love with the breadth and depth of Family Medicine.  If she had to narrow it down, her specific interests within Family Medicine include comprehensive reproductive healthcare, underserved medicine, and addiction medicine.  Outside of medicine, Dorothy enjoys crafting/DIY projects, hiking, and cooking and sharing meals with friends.

Dorothy is moving West with her partner, Nick.  They are excited to explore the thrift shops and outdoor scenes of Boise and the nearby areas (hopefully after adopting a furry friend to accompany them).

Miranda Crouch, MD, PhD

Boise Program 2026

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Fun photo of Miranda Crouch

Dr. Miranda Crouch was born and raised in Jamestown, TN, a small town nestled within the beautiful Cumberland Plateau. She completed her undergraduate studies in Microbiology at the University of Tennessee (GO VOLS!). After her undergraduate studies, she completed a 6 month internship at Oak Ridge National Laboratory where she worked with microbial ecologists to further understand the influence of microorganisms on biogeochemical cycles in soils and sediments. Given her enjoyment of research and discovery, she moved to Greenville, NC where she completed her PhD in Biochemistry at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. Her thesis work focused on improving the humoral immune response in obesity through modulation of omega-3 fatty acid lipid mediators.

While she enjoyed research, she continued to actively work with vulnerable and underserved populations throughout her time in graduate school, which further revealed the impact of social determinants on the overall health and well-being of individuals and the community. This led her to attend medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she was a clinic leader for a student-led rural clinic in Eastern NC. This experience along with her rural upbringing solidified her desire to serve underserved, rural communities as a family physician.

Miranda is super excited to join the Full Circle Health family as a resident physician. Her interests within medicine include rural medicine, addiction medicine, nutrition, women’s health, sports medicine, and preventative medicine (to name a few). She also looks forward to exploring the beautiful state of Idaho! Outside of medicine, Miranda enjoys landscape photography, hiking, travel, trying out new cooking recipes, spending time with loved ones, and wearing TN orange most days of the year while she cheers on her VOLS.

Matthew Finley, MD

Boise Program 2026

University of Kansas School of Medicine

Hey, I’m Matt! I grew up in O’Neill, NE (The Irish capitol of Nebraska) which also happens to be the home of the world’s largest shamrock. However, I went to fact check this as I was writing it, and it seems like we have some competition in New York so we’ll see how that unfolds! After a move to Kansas, I finished up high school in Emporia, KS and did my undergraduate at Sterling College where I studied Human and Molecular Biology. I became more interested in medical school after working with various global health organizations throughout high school and college in Mexico, the Philippines, and the Dominican Republic.

Fun photo of Matthew Finley

I completed my medical training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine where I am grateful to have had opportunities to stay involved in global health and international medicine, and broaden my interests within medicine in general. During med school I participated in clinical rotations in Ireland and Guatemala and continued partnering with health organizations in Mexico working at the US/Mexico border and in addiction rehabilitation centers. My desire to incorporate global health in my future practice was really solidified through courses I took to receive my professional certificate in international medicine and public health through the Institute for International Medicine. These experiences, my med school clinical rotations, and the incredible FM providers I have met along the way have opened my eyes to how incredible Family Medicine is, and how I can tailor my practice to the needs of whatever community I find myself in.

My current clinical interests include global health, sports medicine, emergency/urgent care, and addiction medicine. I am excited to be a part of this awesome program where I know I will be supported and encouraged! I’m also looking forward to adding a lot more snowboarding into my routine!

Jillian Gerrity, MD

Boise Program 2026

University of California San Diego

Hello! I’m Jill. I grew up in Sunnyvale, CA, where I spent most of my childhood playing sports and serving as the perfect practice dummy for my three older brothers’ WWF wrestling moves. Despite my teenage angst telling me to flee, I stuck around the bay area to attend Santa Clara University, where I received a BS in Biology and Public Health Science.

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After graduating, I spent a year as a research lab manager and two years volunteering and living at a children’s home in rural Honduras. The kids there taught me Spanish, beat me countless times in marbles, and, as the health care coordinator, reaffirmed my passion for underserved medicine.

I eventually returned to the US to attend medical school at the University of California, San Diego, where I was involved in research and the student-run free clinic. After loving every clinical rotation and realizing my favorite part of medicine is building relationships with patients, it was clear that Family Medicine was the perfect fit. Some of my clinical interests include underserved medicine, procedures, and LGBTQIA+, reproductive, and global health. I am overjoyed to explore these interests and receive excellent full-spectrum training at Full Circle Health in Boise!

Outside of medicine, I enjoy teaching myself new skills and am currently an aspiring amateur home project starter, sewer, and pianist. More than anything, I love spending time with my wonderful partner, Amanda, and our senior (but young at heart!) dogs. We’re ecstatic to be trading in the beach and desert for mountains and seasons and can’t wait to explore all the beautiful outdoors that Idaho offers!

Justin Han, MD

Boise Program 2026

Northeast Ohio Medical University

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Hi there! My name is Justin Han, and I immigrated with my family to the Midwest from China at a young age. I grew up mostly in a suburb near Columbus, OH. As a child, I always told my parents and teachers I wanted to be a doctor. I continued down this road and studied Biomedical Engineering at The Ohio State University during undergrad. GO BUCKS!  The summer after college, I was inspired to work as a medical in Haiti after reading Mountains Beyond Mountains. For three months, Haiti imprinted me with a desire to provide healthcare to communities without access. I must have really enjoyed experiences like going off-roading and enduring endless potholes to deliver Keppra to a 10-year-old at the “village watering hole.”

Soon after, I found myself packing up my Honda CR-V. I drove across the country from Ohio to Portland, Oregon to begin my AmeriCorps service year. I worked for College Possible to support high achieving, low-income high school students apply to college. In Portland, I was also introduced to a variety of new outdoor hobbies including backcountry skiing, rock climbing, backpacking, and trail running. 

After my year of service, I packed up my CR-V again to head back to Ohio and attend medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University. During my clinical rotations, I became interested in becoming a full-spectrum family medicine physician. My clinical interests include obstetrics, addiction medicine, global health, and health care policy. I am beyond excited to have matched at Full Circle Health-Boise and to be moving to Idaho with my wife, Emily, who also enjoys playing in the mountains! As a physician, I hope to help address the lack of healthcare access rural communities face in Idaho and beyond.

Louis Hey, MD

Boise Program 2026

University of Minnesota

Hello! I’m Louis and I was born and raised in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. Growing up, I developed a love of the outdoors, and this is where you can still find me in my free time. I enjoy just about any outdoor activity but particularly love fishing and hiking with my dog, Roger.

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My path to medicine was a non-traditional one, via nursing school while living in England. I returned to Minnesota and completed my undergraduate studies at the University of Minnesota. Before medical school, I worked as a researcher in structural biology and later in a virology lab. During medical school, I did a 9-month longitudinal clerkship in Rural Minnesota, where I fell in love with full-spectrum family medicine. I enjoy the variety of opportunities available to family physicians and the ability to form meaningful, life-long relationships with patients.

When I was looking for a residency program, I wanted a place where I could get robust training in all aspects of family medicine and live somewhere with plenty of outdoor activities to recharge outside of work. Full Circle Health in Boise seemed like a great fit for both of those goals, and I was very impressed during my interview here. I could instantly feel the warm and welcoming atmosphere among the residents, faculty, and staff that I met in Boise. I am so excited to join the residency program and continue my journey towards rural, full-spectrum family medicine with the amazing people at Full Circle Health. 

Amy Nguyen, MD

Boise Program 2026

University of Texas at San Antonio

Hi, I’m Amy! My childhood home is in the central plains of Texas, where I grew up in a small town called Marlin. An interesting fact about the town is that it used to be much more popular during the late 19th to mid-20th century with tourists due to having naturally occurring hot mineral water! Several bath houses were built touting its medicinal properties. The popularity of using hot mineral water as a therapy declined with the advent of penicillin and antibiotics after WWII, but there are three remaining active wells at Marlin and the local hospital in the town is still heated via the mineral waters!

I went to high school at Marlin, and attended the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor where I earned a dual degree in Biology and Chemistry. There, I was lucky to be accepted into the Joint Admission Medical Program (JAMP) and, eventually, into the University of Texas at San Antonio for my medical education.

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My clinical interests are in rural medicine, broad-spectrum family medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, addiction medicine, and more recently, wilderness medicine! Retrospectively, I think I’m just about interested in most fields of medicine, and I’m excited to start my training at Full Circle Health. I loved the rural area I grew up in and the tight knit community there- it’s my goal to be able to come back to a community similar to where I grew up with robust training that allows me to meet their needs.

Outside of medicine, I love to hike, ice-skate, rollerblade, bike, skateboard, draw and read! Having never lived so far north, Leon (my cat) and I look forward to exploring Boise!

Oleksandra Pashchenko, MD

Boise Program 2026

Hello! I’m Sasha. I was born in Ukraine and moved to small town Kansas with my mom and brother when I was 7 years old.  During undergrad at Pittsburg State University, I spent a few years working as a scribe, CMA at a nursing home, and learning about global health through international travel to Honduras, Peru, and Kenya.

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Medical school took me north to New Hampshire where I fell in love with maple syrup, cheese, pick-your-own farms, and shoveling snow off my car! During medical school I completed my family medicine rotations in Valdez, Alaska and rural Vermont which inspired me to pursue rural full-spectrum family medicine. I’m most excited about POCUS, wilderness medicine, and global health (hoping to go back to Ukraine to help).

I’m very excited to be a part of the Boise family medicine program with my husband/co-resident Tyler Shelby. We both have way too many hobbies, but some of my favorite things to do with my free time are gardening, camping, knitting, sewing, boardgames (and video games!), photography, painting/drawing, and attending renaissance festivals. I also love getting cozy on the couch with a good Netflix show, a fantasy/sci-fi novel, or crossword! My non-medical goal is to one day have a little homestead with some sheep/alpacas so I can make my own yarn. Why buy a sweater when you can spend months and months making yarn and knitting one instead?

Cathleen Rueckeis, MD

Boise Program 2026

University of North Carolina School of Medicine

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Cath is from Berlin, Germany, where she lived until age 18. She then made a leap across the pond to study in her mother’s home state, North Carolina. There, she completed a degree in quantitative biology and spent many years delving into the molecular underpinnings of trauma in a captivating research lab. Afterwards, she stayed on at UNC for medical school.

Growing up at the intersection of German and American cultures, Cath is fascinated by global diversity. She loves to travel, and spent a semester abroad in Singapore during her undergraduate, exploring around Southeast Asia. During medical school, her curiosity expanded into foreign health care systems and global health needs. She participated in medical work in Honduras and Bolivia, developing a growing passion for low-resource medicine in rural settings.

Outside of medicine, Cath loves to be outdoors, whether trail running, biking, rock climbing, backpacking, kayaking, or playing in the snow with her partner, Patrick. She will never say no to an activity outside! At Boise, she is excited to explore low-resource medicine in rural and wilderness settings, as well as get to know the beauty and people of Idaho and the Northwestern US.

Tyler Shelby, MD, DrPH

Boise Program 2026

Hey folks! My name’s Tyler and I was born and raised in Kansas (plus a few childhood years in Colorado). I went to undergrad at Pittsburg State University where I met my wife Sasha and later moved to New England for medical school. Along the way I became very interested in global health, and spent time working and volunteering in Belize, Paraguay, Kenya, the Dominican Republic and Uganda. I also obtained a PhD in public health during my time in New Haven which got me involved in both international and local work, most of which was centered on contact tracing.

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Towards the end of medical school, a few rotations in Kansas and Wyoming convinced me that full-spectrum family medicine was the right direction for me. I’m super excited to train in Boise where I know I’ll be surrounded by the beautiful outdoors and wonderful people and will have plenty of opportunities to pursue my interests in rural and global health.

Outside of medicine, I write/play music (drums, guitar, midi) and dabble a bit in sourdough baking (but frequently forget to feed my starter). I also love to enjoy nature by hiking, biking, camping, fishing, hunting, gardening, and sometimes just sitting on the roof! All that said, I’m also half couch-potato and get a kick out of video games, knitting, writing/reading and making renaissance faire costumes. 

Lucy Skinner, MD

Boise Program 2026

Dartmouth Medical School

Hello! I’m Lucy. I grew up in Hanover, NH before venturing to Maine to attend Bowdoin College for undergrad. At Bowdoin I studied mathematics and was on the cross-country running and Nordic ski teams. The skiing in coastal Maine left me wanting a bit more than dust on crust and I moved west after graduating to Bozeman, MT where I worked as a research assistant at the Montana State University College of Nursing. There I conducted research on the nursing and physician workforce and also served as a teaching assistant for a health policy course for nursing students. I moved back home (literally, into my parent’s garage) for medical school at Dartmouth.

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I am delighted to join the Full Circle Health family and train to be a full-spectrum rural family medicine physician. In my free time I can be found trail running with my partner Jordan and our super-mutt Wendell, getting lost on my bike, hunting for snow, and cooking without a recipe (with varied success. I am looking forward exploring all that Boise has to offer!

Spencer Wilhelm, DO

Boise Program 2026

Rocky Vista University

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Dr. Spencer Wilhelm is originally from Arizona and grew up in a small town called St. Johns. After high school, he spent 2 years in Angola, Africa serving a religious mission. After coming back from his mission, he completed his undergraduate degree in Biology at Brigham Young University Idaho. From there, he then completed medical school at Rocky Vista University.

He boasts of his beautiful family comprised of his wife, 3 kids and a dog. His hobbies include woodworking, scuba/free diving, fly fishing and anything outdoors.

Resident Life

CONGRATULATIONS to our incoming class! I am so impressed (and a little intimidated) by all your accomplishments, and we are very lucky to have you. Welcome to beautiful Boise! 🎉🎊 #matchday2023

CONGRATULATIONS to our incoming class! I am so impressed (and a little intimidated) by all your accomplishments, and we are very lucky to have you. Welcome to beautiful Boise! 🎉🎊 #matchday2023 ...

Congratulations Dr Colson (graduate, current faculty) and Dr. Gustafson (graduate) on this well earned nomination! We are so grateful for all of your hard work advocating for Idaho patients. If anyone wants to learn more about current advocacy efforts in Idaho check out the IAFP webpage!

Congratulations Dr Colson (graduate, current faculty) and Dr. Gustafson (graduate) on this well earned nomination! We are so grateful for all of your hard work advocating for Idaho patients. If anyone wants to learn more about current advocacy efforts in Idaho check out the IAFP webpage! ...

Congratulations to our newly elected chiefs - Miranda Smith, Abby Allman, and Megan Schwehr! 🎉🎊 We know you will all do a wonderful job, and we are so excited for this upcoming year! 🙌🏻 Congrats again! #whoruntheworld

Congratulations to our newly elected chiefs - Miranda Smith, Abby Allman, and Megan Schwehr! 🎉🎊 We know you will all do a wonderful job, and we are so excited for this upcoming year! 🙌🏻 Congrats again! #whoruntheworld ...

Winter Wilderness Medicine Retreat was a raging success! This retreat is protected time for the R2 class, and an opportunity to learn about backcountry extractions, beacon techniques, hypothermia management, and mass casualty management. The chance to play in the snow and relax in the hot springs doesn't hurt either 😍 Thank you to everyone who helped organize this trip (Emily Fitzgerald is amazing), along with our wonderful camp hosts (one was our avalanche victim!). See you next year!

Winter Wilderness Medicine Retreat was a raging success! This retreat is protected time for the R2 class, and an opportunity to learn about backcountry extractions, beacon techniques, hypothermia management, and mass casualty management. The chance to play in the snow and relax in the hot springs doesn't hurt either 😍 Thank you to everyone who helped organize this trip (Emily Fitzgerald is amazing), along with our wonderful camp hosts (one was our avalanche victim!). See you next year! ...

"The mission of the Wellness program is to support and promote the physical, psychological, social, and professional well-being of Family Medicine residents, provide them with the tools they will need to make healthy lifestyle choices and empower them to seek work-life balance in their own lives."

The program is run by residents under the guidance and support of faculty. A committee is elected who act as a liaison between the residents and faculty as a whole. There is also dedicated funding and didactic time provided by the residency.

PSYCHOLOGICAL

  • Employee Assistance Program
  • ACMS Programs: Physician Vitality Program, free confidential counseling services, several free hosted events throughout the year
  • Free wellness and career coaching with Dr. Schneider leader of St. Luke's Physician Wellness Program
  • Narrative medicine: longitudinal didactic and extracurricular experiences supporting resident reflection on stories of illness and the training process
  • Memorial Service: offered annually at the end of the academic year to honor deaths within our community and space to grieve
  • Art of Family Medicine curriculum throughout residency
SOCIAL
  • Mentoring: all residents are paired with a faculty member throughout residency for professional guidance. Interns are paired with senior residents during their first year to help with the transition into residency and a new city.
  • Retreats: There is an annual retreat in August to McCall, Idaho which includes the entire residency. Additionally, protected time each year is provided for individual class retreats.
  • Events: several organized family friendly social events throughout the year, often paired with ACMS. Regular book club gatherings. Multiple informal gatherings (mountain bike lessons, cross country ski lessons, trivia nights, relay teams, rec sports teams).
  • Opportunities to connect with local medical advocacy groups.
  • Cultural offerings at large in Boise: Boise Art Museum, Music (Knitting Factory, Neurolux, Treefort Music Fest) Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Ballet Idaho, Boise Philharmonic, The Morrison Center, Idaho Steelheads Hockey team, Boise State college athletics, grab a pint at one of the many breweries or sip at one of the many local wineries, and enjoy more dining, shopping, and art in Downtown Boise.
PHYSICAL
  • Funding for $75.00 per resident, per year, for purchase of wellness equipment (skis, shoes, dinner, childcare, etc.)
  • FMREI: An ever-expanding collection of rentable gear that Full Circle Health owns that is free to all residents (snowshoes, paddleboards, tubes, yard games, coolers, etc.).
  • Protected time for medical, behavioral, and dental appointments
  • Outdoor recreation is an important part of the Boise lifestyle. The Boise River courses through the heart of town, bordered by the Greenbelt path. The Ridge to Rivers Trail System boasts over 85 miles of maintained trails for biking/hiking/running. Excellent nordic and downhill skiing can be experienced at Bogus Basin, just 18 miles from town. Additional skiing at Brundage Mountain, Tamarack Resort, and Sun Valley is less than three hours away. Hiking, camping, and backcountry skiing are popular in the nearby Sawtooth, White Cloud, Smoky, and Boulder Mountains. Kayaking, rafting and fishing opportunities also abound with the city in close proximity to the Boise, Payette, Salmon, and Snake Rivers. Rock-climbing and mountaineering opportunities await at the City of Rocks and Sawtooths.

Community

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Community Ada County Medical Society (ACMS) is a local group who provides various opportunities to connect with the greater medical community and beyond. Click here for education and recreational opportunities.

Recreation Outdoor recreation is an important part of the Boise lifestyle. The Boise River courses through the heart of the city and is bordered by the Greenbelt bike and walking path that runs from Lucky Peak Reservoir to Eagle Island State Park. Boise was voted the “#1 mountain biking town” by Bike and Mountain Bike magazines. The Ridge to Rivers Trail System boasts over 85 miles of maintained trails for walking and riding. Excellent nordic and downhill skiing can be experienced at Bogus Basin, just 18 miles from the center of town and very popular with the locals for its inexpensive season pass (under $250). Additional skiing at Brundage Mountain, Tamarack Resort, and Sun Valley is less than three hours away. Hiking, camping, and backcountry skiing are popular in the nearby Sawtooth, White Cloud, Smoky, and Boulder Mountains

Kayaking, rafting and fishing opportunities also abound with the city in close proximity to the Boise, Payette, Salmon, and Snake Rivers. Idaho in general has many premier whitewater rafting and kayaking river systems, with the Payette River system less than one hour from town. The Payette offers everything from beginner runs to Class 5 whitewater. The several forks of world famous Salmon River and the Hell’s Canyon section of the Snake River are popular for multi-day trips, as are the stunning desert gorges of the Bruneau, Jarbridge and Owyhee Rivers south of Boise.

Rock-climbing enthusiasts can easily access the local basalt crag known as the Black Cliffs just east of town. Amazing granite routes in the City of Rocks and the Sawtooth Mountains are both less than four hours by car. Mountaineering opportunities also abound in the state, with many excellent routes in the Seven Devils, Sawtooths, White Clouds, Boulders, and Lost River ranges, to name a few.

But you don't need to leave town to find something fun to do. Boise has a vital city center that offers musical entertainment, theatre, opera, good food and shopping. Tubing the cool Boise River during the hot summer months is a popular pastime. The extensive park system, including the Boise Greenbelt, is home to multiple city sports leagues and festivals. The parks and river provide refuge without ever leaving the city.

Applicants

Application Process

The application process allows the faculty and residents of Full Circle Health- Family Medicine Residency of Idaho - Boise program to thoroughly review each applicant’s credentials prior to extending an invitation to interview. Applications will only be accepted through the ERAS system and we follow the guidelines of the National Resident Matching Program. The deadline for receiving applications is October 20, 2023. Interviews will be scheduled during the fall/winter. The interview allows the applicant an opportunity to discuss the program with the faculty and residents.

We will be offering hybrid interviews this year. Tuesdays will be virtual held on Zoom. Fridays will be held in person with an informal in person social that evening. We will also offer in person socials in January / February time frame for second looks regardless of which way you interviewed. Our ranking process is not tied to the decision to do virtual or in person interviews. Our ranking process is not tied to attendance at socials. Our ranking process is not tied to the decision to do a second look.  Please make your decision on interview style based on what you need for looking at our program. Do you need to see Boise? Or Idaho in general? Do you need to meet us in person? Do you need to get a feeling for the lifestyle here? We feel we can get to know you well virtually or in person during the morning interview.

Criteria

  • Only ERAS applications are accepted: applicant must contact their medical school.
  • Our deadline is October 20 but we highly encourage you to apply as close to September 28 as possible. Interview offers will occur between September 29 and October 6th.
  • International medical graduates must have a passing score on USMLE Step 1 and Step 2.
  • International medical graduates must be fluent in both written and oral English. Our Residency Program does not support or sponsor VISA's of any kind
  • For international medical graduates, please contact the Idaho State Board of Medicine to make sure your medical school is an approved school for licensure in Idaho, (208) 327-7000. If not approved, we cannot accept your application.
  • Applicant should ideally not be more than two years out of medical school.
  • Three letters of recommendation are required. One must be a letter from a Family Medicine physician with whom you have worked.

SALARY (Starting July 2024)
R1 | $63,440
R2 | $66,040
R3 | $68,640

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Interview Dates (all times are Mountain Time Zone)

  • Tuesday 10/24/23 8am-1:30pm (virtually) optional informal time to chat with resident 1:30-2:30pm
  • Friday 10/27/23 8am – 3:30pm (in person) in Boise, Idaho. In person Social 6:30pm
  • Friday 11/3/23 8am – 3:30pm (in person) in Boise, Idaho. In person Social 6:30pm
  • Tuesday 11/7/23 8am-1:30pm (virtually) optional informal time to chat with resident 1:30-2:30pm
  • Friday 11/10/23 8am – 3:30pm (in person) in Boise, Idaho. In person Social 6:30pm
  • Tuesday 11/14/23 8am-1:30pm (virtually) optional informal time to chat with resident 1:30-2:30pm
  • Friday 11/17/23 8am – 3:30pm (in person) in Boise, Idaho. In person Social 6:30pm
  • Tuesday 11/21/23 8am-1:30pm (virtually) optional informal time to chat with resident 1:30-2:30pm
  • Tuesday 11/28/23 8am-1:30pm (virtually) optional informal time to chat with resident 1:30-2:30pm
  • Friday 12/1/23 8am – 3:30pm (in person) in Boise, Idaho. In person Social 6:30pm
  • Tuesday 12/5/23 8am-1:30pm (virtually) optional informal time to chat with resident 1:30-2:30pm
  • Tuesday 12/12/23 8am-1:30pm (virtually) optional informal time to chat with resident 1:30-2:30pm
  • Friday 12/15/23 8am – 3:30pm (in person) in Boise, Idaho. In person Social 6:30pm
  • Tuesday 12/19/23 8am-1:30pm (virtually) optional informal time to chat with resident 1:30-2:30pm
  • Friday 1/5/24 8am-1:30pm (virtually) optional informal time to chat with resident 1:30-2:30pm
  • Tuesday 1/9/24 8am-1:30pm (virtually) optional informal time to chat with resident 1:30-2:30pm
  • Friday 1/12/24 (virtually) Caldwell Program only session

Direct Inquiries: 

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Jamie McDonald (she/her)
Boise Residency Program Coordinator
P: (208) 954-8740
JamieMcDonald@FullCircleIdaho.org
777 N Raymond Street Boise, ID 83704

Scholarly Activity

BOISE FACULTY & RESIDENT SCHOLARLY ACTIVITY (selected)

ACADEMIC YEAR 2021-2022

2021-2022 Selected Resident Publications

Rea A, Anderson A, Moshiri A, Paulson K, Thompson JA, and Kalus A (2021). Eosinophilic Fasciitis as a Paraneoplastic Syndrome in Melanoma. JAAD Case Report. Sept 29;17:49-51. doi:10.1016/j.jdcr.2021.09.10

Barnes C; Beyer C; Bloecher P; Carlson C. (2022) Does routine administration of prophylactic antibiotics to newborns delivered through meconium-stained fluid improve neonatal outcomes? Evidence-Based Practice. 25(6):26-27, June.

Krahn, J, Barnes E, Jack E, Pendleton, J (2022) Is there an increased risk of cancer in adult patients taking ARB medications compared with adults who take ACE-I medications or placebo? Evidence-Based Practice. 25(8):15-16, August.

Gerrish W, Carvalho A, Richardson S, Roberts A. “Does dietary supplementation with the turmeric derivative curcumin reduce morbidity and mortality in patients with prostate cancer?” Evidence Based Practice.

Claussen M, Baker R, Florence J, Mortimer M. (2021) After an initial period of anticoagulation, are IVC filters better than no IVC filters in preventing recurrent pulmonary embolism? Evidence-Based Practice. 24(8):11-12, August.

Davis M, Duncan J, Milne-Price R, Colson L. (2021) In women with dense breasts, does whole-breast ultrasound improve cancer detection compared with mammogram alone? Evidence-Based Practice. 24(8):45-46, August.

Harrison M, Jennings A, Renfrew E, Roop M (2022) Do prescription doses of ibuprofen (600 or 800 mg per dose) provide greater analgesic effect for acute pain than over-the-counter doses (200 or 400 mg per dose)? Evidence-Based Practice. 25(5):43-44, May 2022.

Berbert, A, Klippenstein, K, Smith, E. (2021) Does an elevated serum eosinophil level predict a positive response to inhaled corticosterioids in patients with chronic COPD?, Evidence Based Practice. 2021 Sep; 24(9):27-29.

Myers KJ, Jaffe T, Kanda DA, Pankratz VS, Tawfik B, Wu E, McClain ME, Mishra SI, Kano M, Madhivanan P and Adsul P (2022) Reaching the “Hard-to-Reach” Sexual and Gender Diverse Communities for Population-Based Research in Cancer Prevention and Control: Methods for Online Survey Data Collection and Management. Front. Oncol. 12:841951. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2022.841951


2021-2022 Selected Faculty Publications

Zern N, Yale L, Whipple M, Allen S, Wood D, Tatum R, et al (2022). The Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on medical student education: Implementation and outcome of a virtual surgery curriculum. The American Journal of Surgery, Vol 224(1), 612-616.

Berbert A, Klippenstein, K, Smith, E. Does an elevated serum eosinophil level predict a positive response to inhaled corticosteroids in patients with chronic COPD? Evidence Based Practice. 2021 Sep; 24(9):27-29.

Bailey J, EM RAP- PCMA four-part prostate series for podcast. “Benign prostate hyperplasia Diagnosis and Treatment;” “Acute Prostatitis Diagnosis and Treatment;” “Chronic Prostatitis- Diagnosis and Treatment;” “Prostate Cancer- to screen or not to screen that is the question.”

Bailey J, Nail and Foot Procedures. Primary Care Clinics in Office Practice, Office-Based Procedures Part 2, Eds. Clebak, K & Reedy-Cooper, A. United States: Elsevier Health Sciencess. March 2022, Vol 49 (1) p63-83.

Bailey J, Gaseousness, Indigestion, Nausea and Vomiting. Conn’s Current Therapy. Eds. Kellerman, R. & Rakel D. United States: Elsevier. Page 14-19. 2022 edition.

Bailey J, Rebecca Katzman, & Caroline Beyer, Conn’s Current Therapy. Eds. Kellerman, R. & Rakel D. United States: Elsevier. Page 41-44. 2022 edition.

Barnes C; Beyer C; Bloecher P; Carlson C (2022) Does routine administration of prophylactic antibiotics to newborns delivered through meconium-stained fluid improve neonatal outcomes? Evidence-Based Practice. 25(6):26-27, June 2022

Davis M; Duncan J; Milne-Price R; Colson L (2021). In women with dense breasts, does whole-breast ultrasound improve cancer detection compared with mammogram alone? Evidence-Based Practice. 24(8):45-46, August 2021.

Colson L. (2021) Intrauterine Device Insertion and Removal. Primary Care. Dec 2021;48(4):531-544. PMID:34752267

Chimwaza AN, Tweya H, Mugurungi O, Mushavi A…Edwards JK, et al. (2021). Early retention among pregnant women on "Option B+" in urban and rural Zimbabwe.  AIDS RES THER 18, 10.

Matson MJ, Ricotta E, Feldmann F, Massaquoi M, Sprecher A, Giuliani R…Edwards JK, et al. (2022). Evaluation of viral load in patients with Ebola virus disease in Liberia: a retrospective observational study. Lancet Microbe. July;3(7):e533-e542. PMID: 35617976.

Johnson RAB, Hann K, Leno A, Timire C, Bangura AJA…Edwards JK, et al. (2022) Pesticide Importation in Sierra Leone, 2010-2021: Implications for Food Production and Antimicrobial Resistance. Int J Environ Res Public Health. Apr 15;19(8):4792.

Bangura Turay FI, Leno A, Hann K, Timire C, Nair D, Bah MA, Gborie SR, Satyanarayana S, Edwards JK, et al. (2022) An Update on Surveillance of Livestock Diseases and Antimicrobial Use in Sierra Leone in 2021 -- An Operational Research Study Int J Environ Res Public Health. Apr 27;19(9):5294.

Mabaya S, Ncube R, Tweya H, Timire C, Edwards JK, et al. (2022). Retention and performance of peer educators and sustainability of HIV prevention services for adolescents in the Zimbabwe Smart-Lync Ages Project: an ecological study. Pan African Journal. PMID: 35519165

Ghimire R, Gupte HA, Shrestha S, Thekkur P, Kharel S, Edwards JK, et al. (2021). High drug resistance among gram-negative bacteria in sputum samples from an intensive care unit in Nepal. Public Health Action AMR Supplement. PMID:34778018

Shakya S, Edwards JK, Gupte HA, Shrestha S, Shakya BM, Parajuli K, et al. (2021). High multidrug resistance in urinary tract infections in a tertiary hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal. Public Health Action AMR Supplement. PMID:34778012

Gerrish, S, (2021). “Music and Stories” (p 183-185). In R. Reitz, L. E. Sudano, & M. P. Knudson (Eds.), Connections in the Clinic: Relational Narratives from Team-Based Primary Care. Springer.

Gerrish W, Carvalho A, Richardson S, Roberts A. (2022). “Does dietary supplementation with the turmeric derivative curcumin reduce morbidity and mortality in patients with prostate cancer?” Evidence Based Medicine

Weidner A, McGuire M, Stutzman S, Glass J, Stevens NG (2021) “The Interests of Family Medicine Residents in Future Faculty Positions Across the Senior Year” Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development, Vol. 8, https://doi.org/10.1177/23821205211059667.

Krahn J, Barnes E, Jack E, Pendleton J. (2022). Is there an increased risk of cancer in adult patients taking ARB medications compared with adults who take ACE-I medications or placebo? Evidence-Based Practice. 25(8):15-16.

Claussen M, Baker R, Florence J, Mortimer M. (2021). After an initial period of anticoagulation, are IVC filters better than no IVC filters in preventing recurrent pulmonary embolism? Evidence-Based Practice. 24(8):11-12.

Hoopman E., Anh-Chi D, Nichols, H. (2022) What is the most effective dose and route of misoprostol for labor induction? Evidence-Based Practice: June 09.

Duggirala R, Khushalani S, Palmer T, Brandt N, Desai A. (2021). "Screening for and Management of Opioid Use Disorder in Older Adults in Primary Care" Clinical Geriatric Medicine, 38 (2022) 23-38.

Harrison M, Jennings A, Renfrew E, Roop M. (2022). Do prescription doses of ibuprofen (600 or 800 mg per dose) provide greater analgesic effect for acute pain than over-the-counter doses (200 or 400 mg per dose)? Evidence-Based Practice. 25(5):43-44, May.

 

2021-2022 Selected Resident Presentations

Gerrish S, Davids A, Gerrish W, Bangs A, Frey M (2022). Health Equity Rounds: Systematically Expanding Assessments and Plans to Include Social and Structural Determinants of Health. Poster presented at the STFM Annual Spring Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

Carson Barnes (2022) "Colon Cancer Screening Modalities," Presented at the Ada County Medical Education Collaborative.

Emily Barnes (2022) “Trends in US Maternal Morbidity and Mortality.” Presented to the Idaho Perinatal Conference.

Caroline Beyer (2022) “Update on HIV, HepB and HepC.” Presented at the Idaho Academy of Family Physicians Spring Conference in Sun Valley, ID.

Patrick Bloecher (2022) “Religion, Spirituality & Whole Person Care.” Presented at the St. Alphonsus Virtual Spring Symposium.

Matthew Harrison (2022) “Zoonotic Disease of Idaho.” Presented at the Ada County Medical Education Collaborative.

Emily Jack (2022) "Wilderness Medicine for the Outdoorsy Doc" Presented at the St. Alphonsus Virtual Spring Symposium.

Ann Jennings (2022) “Chronic Pelvic Pain Workup.” Presented at the Ada County Medical Education Collaborative.

Jason Johnston (2022, September) "Noninvasive Colorectal Cancer Screening Modalities.” Presented at the American Association of Primary Care Endoscopy Annual Conference with Nikole Shepherdson.

Victoria Kent (2022, September) "Child in Foster Care"; Presented at the Idaho Osteopathic Physicians Association virtual Conference.

Katie Myers (2022, April) "Evaluating patient education materials on cervical cancer screening for inclusivity of sexual and gender diverse populations." Presented at Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting.

Joseph Pendleton (2022) “The Health Consequences of Forest Fires on Individuals and Communities,” Presented at the Ada County Medical Education Collaborative.

Erin Renfrew (2022) "Climate Change and Health.” Idaho Academy of Family Physicians Medical Presentation Lecture Series.

Amelia Schurke (2022) “Challenging the Implicit Bias: An Interactive Experience for Medical Students" Presented at the Family Medicine Midwest Conference.

Syed O, Natale N, Lopez ZR, Wanzor W, Perez A (2022) “Emerging Outlook on Social Media's Influence on Mood Disorders.” Presented at the American Psychiatric Association Conference

Natale N, Syed O, Sizemore T (2022) “Importance of High Clinical Suspicion in a Case of Herpes Simplex Virus Encephalitis.” Presented at Broward General Hospital Dept. Of Internal Medicine, NSU KPCOM.

Max Taylor (2022) “Increased Incidence in Domestic Violence and Workplace Violence in Healthcare During the COVID-19 Pandemic.” Presented at the Ada County Medical Education Collaborative.

2021-2022 Selected Faculty Presentations

Justin Bailey (2022) “Peripheral Neuropathy: Diagnosis and Treatment,” Presented at AAFP Family Medicine Review in Nashville, TN & Emirates Family Medicine Society, Virtual in Dubai, UAE

Justin Bailey (2022) “Point of Care Ultrasound in Primary Care,” Presented at AAFP Family Medicine Review in Nashville, TN & Idaho Academy of Family Physicians in Sun Valley, ID

Justin Bailey (2022) “The Common cold: Over the Counter Treatments,” Presented at AAFP Family Medicine Review in Nashville, TN & Emirates Family Medicine Society, Virtual in Dubai, UAE

Justin Bailey (2022) “Acne Diagnosis and Treatment,” Presented at AAFP Rural Health Care Conference

Justin Bailey (2022) “Anorectal Disease: Diagnosis and Management,” Presented at Emirates Family Medicine Society virtual Dubai, UAE

Justin Bailey (2022) “Atypical Abdominal Pain Mimics,” Presented at Emirates Family Medicine Society, Dubai, UAE

Justin Bailey (2022) “Chronic Back Pain,” Presented at AAFP Adult Medicine Conference & AAFP FMX

Justin Bailey (2022) “Disorders of the Brain Gut Interaction,” Presented at AAFP FMX, AAFP Geriatrics Conference, & AAFP Adult Medicine Conference

Justin Bailey (2022) “An Ode to the Prostate: From BPH – Cancer,” Presented at AAFP FMX & AAFP Geriatrics Conference

Abby Davids (2022) “Bloodborne Diseases: The PCP's Primer on HIV, HBV, and HCV.” Presented at the Idaho Academy of Family Physicians Annual Conference, Sun Valley, ID

Abby Davids, University of Idaho Hepatitis C ECHO. Expert Panelist and Speaker.

Jeff Edwards (2022) “Non-Communicable Diseases in Libya: Challenges and Opportunities.” Guest speaker, World Bank, Tripoli, Libya.

Sarah Gerrish (2022, March) “Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Curriculum: Reflection and Identifying Foundations and Barriers to building a JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) curriculum.” Presented at the WWAMI Network Faculty Development Fellowship.

Gerrish S, Bangs A, Frey M, Davids A, & Gerrish W. (2022, May) “Health Equity Rounds: Systematically Expanding Assessments and Plans to Include Social and Structural Determinants of Health.” Presented to the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, Annual Spring Conference. Indianapolis, IN

Gerrish S, Davids A, Winslow G, Bangs A, & Frey M, (2022, May) “Systematically Expanding Assessments and Plans to Include Social and Structural Determinants of Health.” Poster presentation Society of Teachers Family Medicine Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

Sarah Gerrish (2022, May) IAFP DEIB Roundtable and Racial Affinity Caucusing, Facilitated at the Idaho Academy of Family Physician Annual Meeting.

Winslow Gerrish (2022, May) IAFP DEIB Roundtable and Racial Affinity Caucusing, Facilitated at the Idaho Academy of Family Physician Annual Meeting.

Winslow Gerrish (2022, April) “Difficult Conversations,” Presented at the WWAMI Network Chief Resident Conference, Seattle, WA.

Winslow Gerrish (2022, April) “Middle Role of Chief Residents,” Presented at the WWAMI Network Chief Resident Conference, Seattle, WA.

Winslow Gerrish (2022, April) “Strategies for Managing Residents in Difficulty,” Presented at the WWAMI Network Chief Resident Conference, Seattle, WA.

Roger Hefflinger (2022, February) “Evolution in the management of heart failure,” Presented at the Alaska Pharmacist Association Annual Meeting.

Tom Patterson (2022) University of Idaho Autism ECHO. Expert Panelist and Speaker.

Tom Patterson (2022) University of Idaho Pediatric Behavioral Health ECHO. Expert Panelist and Speaker.

Tom Patterson (2022) “Considering Covid as an ACE,” Presented at Idaho Perinatal Conference in Boise, ID & ACMS Winter Clinics in McCall, ID

Tom Patterson (2022) “Fever in Well Appearing infants 8-60 days Clinical Practice Guidelines,” Presented at ACMS Winter Clinics.

Ryan Shackelford (2022, June) “Ketamine: Menace, Panacea, or Window in Time,” Presented at the Idaho Psychiatric Association Annual Conference in Boise, ID.

Nikole Shepherdson (2022, April) "Noninvasive Colorectal Cancer Screening Modalities," American Association of Primary Care Endoscopy Fall Conference.

Nikole Shepherdson (2022, April) “Colorectal Cancer Screening Evidence Update: When your patient chooses not to have a colonoscopy" Presented at the American Association of Primary Care Endoscopy Annual Conference with Jason Johnston

View Scholarly Activity Archive

JEDI — Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion


JEDI Mission

  • Address the need to internalize the concepts of equity, justice and inclusion into the policies, programs, and strategies at Full Circle Health- Boise
  • Reduce biases and increase inclusivity through education and facilitated discussion with Full Circle Health-Boise residents and faculty
  • Increase diversity and inclusion awareness in residency recruitment and provide relevant feedback to Full Circle Health-Boise leadership
  • Facilitate a resident reporting process and mechanism to address incidents related to bias, injustice, or discrimination that occur within residency training experiences
Mission Pillars: Advocacy, Education, Research, Recruitment, Pathways, Reporting (see below) Foundational Beliefs:
  • Acknowledging racism and implicit bias improves the health of our communities/patients.
  • Racism doesn’t just happen in medicine, but everywhere and racism significantly impacts the health of communities.
  • We have an obligation to increase representation for underrepresented groups in medicine.
  • Institutional racism is not our fault but it is our responsibility to eradicate.
  • Challenging racism and white privilege is everyone’s work.
  • Diversity is a benefit to both people of color and white people.
  • Anti-racist work often defaults to centering whiteness and we are committed to questioning this response.
  • Implicit bias and racism were taught to all of us without consent.
  • Institutional racism can be addressed through continual and intentional community work.
  • It takes sustained effort to change systems. We will not naturally evolve towards greater equity.
  • Building relationships across differences is not the same as confronting systems of oppression.
  • Race both means everything and nothing at the same time.
  • Language matters when discussing racism and other inequities and time and care should be paid to minimizing the negative impacts of our words.
Community Agreements  We are all responsible to learn about our implicit bias, recognize it and name it. We commit to conducting self-assessments, like the Harvard Implicit Association Test (https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/selectatest.html). We pledge to:
  • Center the voices of marginalized groups in medicine.
  • Be present and participate in antiracism work.
  • Model what we learn about antiracism concepts in our work and everyday life.
  • Be curious, respectful and open about issues surrounding equity topics including anti-oppression ideas and policies.
  • Take care of ourselves by making wellness a priority and modeling this for others.
  • Take care of each other by committing to making wellness accessible to everyone and supporting community members of color that don’t ever get to step away from equity work.
  • Become comfortable with discomfort. Learn to sit with your discomfort and learn from it.
  • To do uncomfortable hard work, while still creating a safe and respectful space for collaboration.
  • Strive to create an environment where everyone feels safe and a sense of belonging.
  • Maintain privacy of those that feel comfortable enough to share in the space.
  • Let others make mistakes. We are in different spaces of learning and experience. Assume positive intent.
  • Be humble. Validate your colleague’s experience.
  • Be brave. Speak up. Make mistakes.
JEDI Pillars
Advocacy JEDI strives to identify and collaborate with community healthcare advocacy organizations, the Idaho Residency Advocacy 101 course, RHEDI (to promote reproductive health justice) and the Idaho American Family Physicians. Education (See Full Circle Health Boise Curriculum) JEDI strives to imbed a longitudinal Equity in Medicine Curriculum in residency education and faculty Development Research JEDI strives to incorporate equity, justice and antiracism concepts into our scholarly activities and in our developing social determinants of health research. Recruitment JEDI strives to increase diversity in resident and faculty recruitment with implicit bias awareness training and remodeling resident recruitment to account of inequities in the current and standard systems. Pathway  JEDI strives to help develop stronger programs for Underrepresented in Medicine youth  in Idaho interested in going into Healthcare by collaborating with:
  • SW Idaho AHEC (https://www.idahoahec.org) to develop mentoring relationships with URiM Youth Interested in Medicine in Idaho.
  • SW Idaho AHEC to reach out to groups of URiM youth in local schools
  • Expand University of Washington’s Doctor for a Day program.
Reporting JEDI strives to create safe and brave spaces to discuss experiences of race and gender discrimination, minority identity discrimination and finding a way to incorporate more inclusion principles . (See Reporting)
Reporting
What Inappropriate language, aggression, harassment, discrimination, gender bias, overt prejudice (e.g., racism, sexism, homophobia,ethnocentrism), unintentional expressions of bias) How
  1. Submit an anonymous New Innovations complaint (https://www.new-innov.com/login/Login.aspx)
  2. Submit directly to JEDI@fmridaho.org
  3. In-person complaint to anyone
Who gets involved All complaints will go to directly to JEDI Committee Chair and Wellness Committee Chair What happens next
  1. Initial Discovery: What happened? Who was involved? What are the reporter’s wishes?
    • Initially completed conjointly by JEDI and Wellness Chairs alone
    • De-identified and discussed at JEDI Committee meeting
    • Any further follow-up or escalation of action takes into account
      • Reporter’s preferences
      • Severity and/or chronicity
      • Safety
  1. Tracking: All complaints are tracked
    • Three in any single area triggers formal complaint processes
    • JEDI committee chair will attend PEC quarterly to provide updates
  2. Formal or Urgent complaint: Additional follow-up becomes necessary
    • Involvement of the following leadership for decision making:
      • Faculty/Resident Physicians → Program Director (PD)
      • Outside attendings → Program Director
      • Patients → Chief Medical Officer (CMO) & Full Circle Health Risk Manager
      • Staff (Full Circle Health clinic/residency) → PD & CMO & Full Circle Health Human Resources (HR)
      • Admin →  CMO & HR
      • Medical students → PD & MedEd Faculty Leads
  3. Additional actions may include
    • Formal education of staff, residents, faculty
    • Formal complaint to HR (CMO & PD made aware))
    • Disciplinary action, up to termination (definition in process)
    • Mediation
  4. Debriefing: completed with all relevant parties
    • Coordinated by JEDI Committee Chair
View our Mission & Reporting
Curriculum
JEDI strives to continue the development of a longitudinal Equity in Medicine Curriculum for resident education and faculty development: Topics include:
  • Implicit Bias, Bystander training, Privilege
  • Healthcare inequities in health delivery systems
  • Unlearning and Striving toward Race Conscious Medicine in Outpatient Teaching
  • Health Equity Rounds
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Reproductive Health Justive
  • Disability Health Justice
  • Trauma informed care
  • Inclusive language
  • Microaggressions, Microaffirmations
  • Intersectionality
  • LGBTQ+ Health Disparities
  • Religious Tolerance
  • Cultural Competence vs Cultural humility
  • Health Disparities Affecting patient diagnosed with morbid obesity
  • Rural Health disparities
R1
  • JEDI Orientation
  • Introduction to Social and Structural Determinants of Health
  • Implicit Bias and Bystander training
R2
  • Implicit Bias, Privilege, and Intersectionality
  • Identifying Unconscious Bias and Bystander Training
  • Pathways Development Project in Collaboration with AHEC, recruiting Underrepresented in Medicine youth into Health Careers
R3
  • JEDI professional development

JEDI Curriculum 2020-2021

RotationBlocksLocation
R1 Orientation:
1 hour Implicit Bias/Bystander Training, Reporting
1 (July)TBD
Resident Retreat:
1-2 hours Residents and Faculty
-Unconscious Bias and Privilege
-Needs Assessment
-Bystander training
2 (August)TBD
Faculty Rotating JEDI Topic Meeting
R2 Professional Development: 1 hour engagement
3 (September)TBD
R3 Professional Development: 1 hour engagement5 (October)TBD
Faculty Meeting:
Inclusion Language for Resident Interviews, 30-45 minutes

Resident Meeting:
Inclusion language for resident interview, 30-45 minutes
6 (November)TBD
R1 Balint:
1h Microagressions and Micoraffirmations
7 (December)TBD
R2 AFM2: ½ conference unconscious bias and privilege

R2 AFM2: JEDI OSCE

Faculty OSCE
8 (January)TBD
R3 Practice Management:
Identifying Unconscious Bias in their Practices
11 (April)TBD
R3 Practice Management:
Identifying Unconscious Bias in their Practices
11 (April)TBD
R2 Professional Development:
Fostering Inclusive Climates
12 (May)TBD
R3 Professional Development:
Diversity and Inclusion and Work

Faculty
-OSCE
-Fostering inclusion
-Bystander training
13 (June)TBD
Didactics:
Cultural humility plus 3, 1 hour additional sessions
-Diversity definitions/Unconscious Bias
-Bystander training
-Microaggressions
-Role playing
-Promoting Inclusive Climates
-Critical Race Theory
4x / YearTBD
COW/Journal Article
-Health equity
-Race in Medicine
TBDTBD
Self Education
Implicit Bias Reduction We are all responsible to call out bias and be mindful of our own Implicit Bias. Implicit bias affects the way we interact with our peers, colleagues, supervisors, staff and patients. It can affect the way we practice medicine and directly impacts how we learn. With female medical students and residents now increasing in numbers to more than fifty percent, residents face a new challenge of discussing how to manage gender bias within training. Racial bias within a rural residency program can also pose a significant challenge. Discussing bias and increasing diversity within a rural training site is an important step in changing the cultural bias in medicine   The most important thing: self-awareness

Assessing Implicit Bias in a Rural FM Residency and Creating a Diversity Curriculum Submission Proposal

               

Medical Students

Medical Students & Sub-Internships within the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho - Boise program offers clerkships and sub-internships for medical students in both Family Medicine and Pediatrics. Students interested in Family Medicine or Pediatric clerkships or sub-internships must first meet the criteria below. Medical Student Elective Rotation Criteria:
  • Family Medicine Residency of Idaho - Boise will accept third year clerkship medical students from the University of Washington School of Medicine, the University of Utah School of Medicine, the Pacific Northwest University College of Osteopathic Medicine or the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine.
  • Family Medicine Residency of Idaho - Boise will accept fourth-year medical students for Family Medicine in-patient sub-internship or out-patient rotations from any U.S. medical school on a space available basis after items 1-3 below have been received, reviewed and approved.
  • Family Medicine Residency of Idaho - Boise will accept fourth-year medical students from the University of Washington, Pacific Northwest University College of Osteopathic Medicine or the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine on a space available basis for Pediatric sub-internships after items 1-3 below have been received, reviewed and approved.
  • Medical students interested in a sub-internship rotation that do not attend University of Washington, Pacific Northwest University, University of Utah, or Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine must first be approved by Full Circle Health Boise before applying through the University of Washington visiting student clinical elective program, VSAS/VSLO. Requested rotation dates should fall within the rotation guidelines and ideally be for four weeks. Registration through VSAS/VSLO will open at the end of March and should be started at least ten weeks prior to your desired rotation date. Final confirmation of your rotation from the University of Washington must be received at least six weeks prior to your rotation start date to be eligible to start your rotation.
Please send: Return to Family Medicine Residency of Idaho - Boise program via e-mail to: Kaye Nelson: kayenelson@FullCircleIdaho.org. P: (208) 954-8741 Please note: A vehicle is required for this rotation, and we do not provide housing for students completing fourth-year rotations and non-University of Washington third year students. Housing and transportation will be your responsibility.

Graduates

2023 Class

Phebe Alley, MD

Boise Program 2023

Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Current Job:

Amanda Aman, MD

Boise Program 2023

Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine (WWAMI)

Current Job:

Angela Bangs, MD

Boise Program 2023

Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine Montana WWAMI Program

Current Job: HIV & Viral Hepatitis Fellow at Full Circle Health – Boise (2023-2024)

Zara Bowden, MD

Boise Program 2023

Medical School: The University of Vermont College of Medicine

Current Job: OB Fellow at Full Circle Health – Boise (2023-2024)

Jeffrey Chase, DO

Boise Program 2023

Medical School: University of North Texas Health Science Center (TCOM)

Current Job:

Rachel Chisausky, DO

Boise Program 2023

Medical School: A.T. Still University – School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona

Current Job:

Lange Clancy, DO

Boise Program 2023

Medical School: A.T. Still University – School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona

Current Job:

Paige Ely, DO

Boise Program 2023

Medical School:

Current Job: HIV & Viral Hepatitis Fellow at Full Circle Health (2023-2024)

Kelsey Harding, MD

Boise Program 2023

Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine

Current Job:

Kim McGrath, MD

Boise Program 2023

Medical School: Deakin University School of Medicine in Geelong, Australia

Current Job:

Kevin McNamee, MD

Boise Program 2023

Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine

Current Job:

Nathan Ord, MD

Boise Program 2023

Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine Alaska Program

Current Job: Rural Medicine Fellow at Full Circle Health (2023-2024)

2022 Class

Carson Barnes, MD

Boise Program 2022

Medical School: The Medical University of South Carolina
Current Job: Terry Reilly/Saint Alphonsus in Nampa, Idaho

Emily Barnes, MD

Boise Program 2022

Medical School: Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago
Current Job: Locums in Boise, Idaho

Caroline Beyer, MD

Boise Program 2022

Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Current Job: Los Angeles LGBT Center in Los Angeles, California

Patrick Bloecher, MD

Boise Program 2022

Medical School: University of Washington – Alaska WWAMI Program.
Current Job: OB Fellowship in Tacoma, Washington

Matthew Harrison, MD

Boise Program 2022

Medical School: University of Washington – Montana WWAMI Program.
Current Job: Bozeman Clinic PLLP in Bozeman, Montana

Emily Jack, MD

Boise Program 2022

Medical School: Oregon Health and Science University
Current Job: CHI St. Anthony Hospital in Pendleton, Oregon

Ann Jennings, MD

Boise Program 2022

Medical School: UW School of Medicine
Current Job: Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center in Anchorage, Alaska

Jason Johnston, MD

Boise Program 2022

Medical School: McGovern Medical School
Current Job: Sports Medicine Fellowship of Full Circle Health in Boise, Idaho

Victoria Kent, DO

Boise Program 2022

Medical School: Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences (PNWU)
Current Job: St. Luke’s in Hailey, Idaho

Joseph Pendleton, MD

Boise Program 2022

Medical School: The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Current Job: St. Luke’s in Hailey, Idaho

Erin Renfrew, MD

Boise Program 2022

Medical School: Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa
Current Job: Indian Health Services in Shiprock, New Mexico

Maximilian Taylor, DO

Boise Program 2022

Medical School: The College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Northwest at Western University of Health Sciences
Current Job: Peace Health in Eugene, Oregon

2021 Class

Nichole Aker, DO

Boise Program 2021

Medical School: Western University College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Northwest
Current Job: OB Fellowship at Full Circle Health (2021-2022)

Reuben Baker, MD

Boise Program 2021

Medical School: Brown University
Current Job: Faculty at Maine-Dartmouth FM Residency in Augusta, ME

Michael Claussen, MD

Boise Program 2021

Medical School: University of Minnesota – Duluth
Current Job: Valor Health in Emmett, ID

Laddie Crisp, MD

Boise Program 2021

Medical School: East Carolina University
Current Job: Hospitalist for Ballad Health in Southwest Virginia & Northeast Tennessee

Matthew Davis, MD

Boise Program 2021

Medical School: George Washington University
Current Job: Hospitalist/Full Spectrum Family Medicine in Bethel, Alaska

Julie Duncan, MD

Boise Program 2021

Medical School: University of Missouri
Current Job: Sea Mar Community Health Center in Bellingham, Washington

Joey Florence, MD

Boise Program 2021

Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine
Current Job: Sports Medicine Fellowship at Full Circle Health (2021-2022)

Kade Klippenstein, MD

Boise Program 2021

Medical School: University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine
Current Job: Faculty at Full Circle Health Nampa

Ryann Milne-Price, MD

Boise Program 2021

Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine
Current Job: ER at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center in California

Ellen Richardson, MD

Boise Program 2021

Medical School: Brown Medical School
Current Job: Faculty at Maine Dartmouth Family Medicine – Inpatient, Outpatient, OB

Elynn Smith, MD

Boise Program 2021

Medical School: University of Utah School of Medicine
Current Job: Faculty at Full Circle Health Nampa

2020 Class

Lauren Franklin, MD

Boise Program 2020

Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine
Current Job: Hospitalist Saint Alphonsus Nampa and Boise

 

Ali Makki, MD

Boise Program 2020

Medical School: University of Al-Mustansiriyah College of Medicine, Iraq
Current Job: Physician at St. Luke’s West Family Medicine Clinic, Boise

Michael McRae, DO

Boise Program 2020

Medical School: The University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, TX
Current Job: University of Colorado Diabetes Fellowship (2020-2021) then Physician at St. Luke’s, Nampa

 

Daniel Mueller, MD

Boise Program 2020

Medical School: Jacobs School Of Medicine And Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, NY
Current Job: Geriatrics Fellowship at Full Circle Health (2020-2021)

 

Andrew Narver, DO

Boise Program - Chief Resident 2020

Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences
Current Job: Sports Medicine Fellowship in Fort Worth, TX (2020-2021)

Jeffrey Pennings, DO

Boise Program 2020

Medical School: Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Current Job: Faculty Physician at Full Circle Health Nampa

Jessica Sallstrom, DO

Boise Program - Chief Resident 2020

Medical School: A.T. Still University – School of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-SOMA)
Current Job: Family Medicine Physician at Terry Reilly, Boise

 

Robin Sautter, MD

Boise Program 2020

Medical School: University of Minnesota-Duluth (2 years) / Rural Physician Associate Program (RPAP) in Willmar, MN (1 year)
Current Job: Surgical Obstetrics Fellowship in Tacoma, WA (2020-2021)

Kelly Stanley, DO

Boise Program - Chief Resident 2020

Medical School: Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Current Job: Family Medicine/OB Physician at St. Luke’s, Meridian

Kyle Renner, MD

Boise Program 2020

Medical School: University of Kansas SOM in Wichita
Current Job: Physician at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington Kansas

 

Ty Waters, MD

Boise Program 2020

Medical School: University of Nevada School of Medicine
Current Job: Family Medicine Physician at St. Luke’s, Mountain View

2019 Class

Josef Bartels, MD, MPH

Boise Program Graduate 2019

Medical School: University of Rochester
Current Job: Hospitalist Saint Alphonsus Nampa and Boise

Louie Bartoletti, MD

Boise Program Graduate 2019

Medical School: University of Washington – Montana WWAMI
Current Job: Soldotna, AK

Marion Cook, MD

Boise Program Graduate 2019

Medical School: University of New Mexico
Current Job: Albuquerque, NM  (FQHC)

Scott Hippe, MD

Boise Program Graduate 2019

Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine
Current Job: Family Medicine in Chelan, WA

Annie Hofstetter, MD

Boise Program Graduate 2019

Medical School: University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno
Current Job: St. Luke’s Boise

Melissa Roop, MD

Boise Program Graduate 2019

Medical School: University of Washington
Current Job: Full Circle Health Idaho Street Clinic Faculty & Hospitalist at Saint Alphonsus Nampa

Justin Shippen, DO

Boise Program Graduate 2019

Medical School: Des Moines University – College of Osteopathic Medicine
Current Job: Rexburg, ID Hospitalist + Rigby locums clinic coverage

Zach Weiss, MD

Boise Program Graduate 2019

Medical School: University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Current Job: Geriatric Focus at St. Alphonsus in Nampa, ID

Zechariah Wilson, MD

Boise Program Graduate 2019

Medical School: University of Nevada School of Medicine
Current Job: Sports Medicine & FM Focus at Primary Health in Caldwell, ID

Minnie Yordon, MD

Boise Program Graduate 2019

Medical School: University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Current Job:

2018 Class

Elizabeth (Liz) Atnip, MD

Boise Program Graduate 2018

Medical School: Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
Current Job: Broad spectrum faculty job in Boise, ID

Loren Colson, DO

Boise Program Graduate 2018

Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences/College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
Current Job: Broad spectrum faculty job in Boise, ID

 

Amanda Dauten, MD

Boise Program Graduate 2018

Medical School: University of Vermont College of Medicine
Current Job: Outpatient focused family medicine in Northfield, Vermont

Billy Galligar, MD

Boise Program Graduate 2018

Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine
Current Job: Palliative Care focused job in Treasure Valley region of Idaho

Kacy Herron, MD

Boise Program Graduate 2018

Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine
Current Job: Broad spectrum surgical OB job in Juneau, AK

Benjamin Holland, MD

Boise Program Graduate 2018

Medical School: Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
Current Job: Outpatient focused job in Fruitland, ID + inpatient locums in Nampa, ID

Emily Knudsen, MD, MPH

Boise Program Graduate 2018

Medical School: University of Virginia
Current Job: Broad spectrum work at a FQHC in Enterprise, Oregon

Janae Krahn, MD

Boise Program Graduate 2018

Medical School: University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Current Job: Broad spectrum faculty job in Meridian, ID

Luke Mather, MD

Boise Program Graduate 2018

Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine / WWAMI Alaska
Current Job: Broad spectrum job in Juneau, AK and Anchorage, AK

Molly McCormick, DO

Boise Program Graduate 2018

Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences/College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
Current Job: Broad spectrum faculty job in Kuna, ID

Margaret Pluskal, MD

Boise Program Graduate 2018

Medical School: Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Current Job: Broad spectrum work in Cottonwood, ID

2017 Class

Chelsea Carlson, MD

Boise Program Graduate 2017

Medical school: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Current job: Faculty member at Full Circle Health providing outpatient, inpatient and obstetrical care

Danielle Davies, MD

Boise Program Graduate 2017

Medical school: Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine in New Jersey
Current job: Full Circle Health Faculty in Nampa, ID (Nampa Residency Program)

Jaclyn Cooperrider, MD

Boise Program Graduate 2017

Medical school: University of Washington School of Medicine, Idaho WWAMI track
Current job: Full Circle Health Faculty & Idaho Sports Medicine Institute, Boise, ID

Nathan Defrees, MD

Boise Program Graduate 2017

Medical school: Oregon Health Sciences University
Current job: Outpatient, inpatient and obstetrical family medicine in Baker City, OR

Julia Forberg, MD

Boise Program Graduate 2017

Medical school; University of Minnesota School of Medicine – Duluth campus.
Current job: Family medicine with OB in Red Wing, MN

Sarah Henkle, MD

Boise Program Graduate 2017

Medical school: Rush Medical College
Current job: Finished HIV Viral Hepatitis Fellowship at Full Circle Health 2017-2018. Core faculty in Chicago beginning January 2019

Jenna Ingersoll, MD

Boise Program Graduate 2017

Medical school: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine.
Current job: Completed OB fellowship at the University of Utah in 2017-2018; currently working as a broad spectrum family physician in Ashland, Wisconsin

Maia Pinsky, MD

Boise Program Graduate 2017

Medical school: University of Vermont School of Medicine
Current job:  HIV Viral Hepatitis Fellow 2017-2018. Now practicing outpatient Family Medicine and HIV care in Gardiner, ME

Michael Wauters, MD

Boise Program Graduate 2017

Medical school: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine.
Current job: Outpatient, inpatient and obstetrical family medicine in Port Angeles, WA

Kelsey Wertzler, MD

Boise Program Graduate 2017

Medical school: University of Washington School of Medicine
Current job: Full Circle Health Faculty in Nampa, ID (Nampa Residency Program)

Lindsay Orme, MD

Boise Program Graduate 2017

Medical school: University of Washington School of Medicine
Current job: Practicing broad spectrum Family Medicine in Caldwell, ID