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Nampa Residency


Welcome to the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho – Nampa Program.  This program is designed to prepare residents for practice in any setting, but particularly for the full-spectrum care needed in rural and underserved communities. In order to be prepared for this type of work, residents will need broad-scope, procedural training with emphasis on in-patient and emergency care. The Nampa Program is sponsored by the Full Circle Health, an institution with over 40 years of knowledge, expertise, and success in family medicine resident education.

This community based program offers a vibrant learning platform that is both intimate and innovative. Here in Nampa, our faculty are passionate about training excellent Family Medicine physicians by creating a trusting environment for our patients in a well-established teaching health center/FQHC. Residents have the opportunity to become proficient in upper endoscopy, colonoscopies, obstetrics and other procedures. We are an unopposed program supported by St. Luke’s Nampa, a new community hospital where residents will spend most of their in-patient rotations.

Residents are able to customize their education by participating in two away rotations (optional) and 3 rural rotations, providing an opportunity to learn how to meet the needs of their future communities. This flexibility in training is critical in building well-rounded, fulfilled physicians, prepared to practice in any setting they desire. Sub-intern rotations will be offered after July 2019.

Nampa Mission Statement:

To provide broad spectrum training in an innovative, collaborative environment and cultivates learners who open doors for our families and communities to provide high quality, affordable care for people across a diversity of origins, experiences, beliefs, and identities, while striving to maintain our team’s wellness.


Curriculum

We are creating a flexible curriculum that prioritizes broad scope training meant to prepare you for rural and underserved care.  We provide ample training in inpatient medicine, obstetrics and emergency care.  During your first year of residency training, rotations will mostly happen on a four week basis, allowing you time to orient to a new setting. During you second and third year of training, rotations occur on a two week basis in order to give you more frequent experience with different rotations. Four week rotations are available to schedule electives and rural rotations. You will also have longitudinal blocks where you can pursue your interests over many weeks including research, women’s health, endoscopy, etc.  During those blocks you will also work with community specialists to round out your knowledge.  There is time for two away electives, one in your R2 and R3 years if desired. You will have 10 weeks of rural medicine across the state of Idaho.  There are some of these rotations within commuting distance if needed.  We know the opportunity to experience rural places will allow you to refine your skills in preparation for the community you will call home.

Locations Legend: SLN = St. Luke's Nampa | SLRMC = St. Luke's Boise | FCH-N = Full Circle Health Nampa

PGY-1 Full Circle Health Nampa 1-4 half days per week

RotationWeeksLocation
Family Medicine8SLN
Internal Medicine8SLN
Pediatrics Inpatient8SLRMC
OB8SLN
Procedures/POCUS2SLN/Full Circle Health-N
Surgery4SLN
Rural2Idaho
Health Systems/Behavioral Health4Full Circle Health-N
GYN/Sports Medicine4SLN
Extra (Obstetrics, Internal Medicine, or Family Medicine)2SLN
Night Float2SLN

PGY-2 Nampa Teaching Health Center 2-3 half days per week

RotationWeeksLocation
Family Medicine8SLN
Internal Medicine8SLN
Obstetrics8SLN
Emergency4SLN
Procedures/POCUS2SLN/Full Circle Health-N
Longitudinal4SLN
Behavioral Health2Full Circle Health-N
Elective4Away or SLN
Sports Medicine2SLN
GYN2Ofcs
Rural4Idaho
Night Float4SLN

PGY-3 Nampa Teaching Health Center 3-4 half days per week

RotationWeeksLocation
Family Medicine4SLN
Internal Medicine8SLN
Obstetrics4SLN
Night Float4SLN
Longitudinal8SLN Ofcs
Sports4SLN Ofcs
Elective10Away or SLN
Emergency4SLN
Rural4Idaho
Behavioral Health2Full Circle Health-N

Highlighted Curricular Strengths

Our goal is to prepare you to meet the needs of rural and underserved communities.  Your training will be grounded in a robust continuity clinic experience in an FQHC/PCMH, Full Circle Health.  The majority of our inpatient rotations are in the St. Luke’s Nampa Hospital – an 87 bed hospital in Canyon County built in 2017 to meet the needs of a rapidly growing population. In the 2nd and 3rd years rotations are 2 weeks long.  This preserves your ability to think across the spectrum of medicine and increases energy and engagement.  Continuity clinic ranges from 2-5 half days a week depending on the rotation.

Inpatient Rotations:

Family Medicine

On a small team of two residents and faculty preceptor you will work throughout the hospital caring for our clinic patients in OB, newborn, adult and pediatric observation.  This is family medicine across the spectrum. Senior residents have a 24 hour weekend shift every 2 weeks and otherwise nights are covered by night float.  8 weeks R1, 4 or 6 weeks R2 and R3

Internal Medicine

We work with internal medicine and family medicine hospitalists to provide inpatient and ICU care.  This is a fast paced service with high quality, evidenced based practices. Call is a 24 hour weekend shift very 2 weeks otherwise covered by night float.  8 weeks in each year

Obstetrics
Work with laborists running a busy L+D deck.  As the unopposed family medicine residents on call, you will be managing the service, delivering babies, managing labors, assisting with C-sections, and managing triage and emergencies.  You will have the opportunity to follow your newborns through their stay and into our NICU if needed.  Half of our delivery suites have imbedded NICU suites allowing care of the family unit. Call is 24 hour shifts every 3-4 nights. 8 weeks R1, 4 or 6 weeks R2 and R3

Pediatrics

We are fortunate to have a regional children’s hospital close by in Boise.  You will work with the Full Circle Health pediatric team, St. Luke’s hospitalists and residents from Boise, Magic Valley, Caldwell and ISU-Pocatello to learn in-patient pediatric medicine. 8 weeks in R1 year, possibly 4 weeks in R3.  For outpatient peds we will work local, pediatricians and specialists, during longitudinal.

Surgery and Procedural Medicine

Our surgeons are excited to work with you in the OR and in their clinic to learn the basics of assisting and the work up of the surgical patient.  4 weeks R1. Procedures: Thoracentesis, paracentesis, LPs, colonoscopy, EGD, GYN procedures (colposcopy, IUD, endometrial biopsy), laceration repair and skin lesion management will be taught by our faculty, community faculty and by hospital based physicians. Point-of-care-ultrasound is also incorporated into your 2 week procedure rotation. 2 weeks each year and longitudinal

Emergency Medicine

Our hospital has a very busy ED staffed by Emergency physicians that staff many EDs.  They are engaged in teaching and you will spend 4 weeks in R2 and R3 year with them.  We see a high percentage of children in our ED given the average age of our population in Canyon County.  4 weeks R2 and R3

Night Float

Call is managed with a night float 5 days on two day off for two weeks.  2 weeks in R1 and 4 weeks in R2 and R3

Behavioral Health

This curriculum teaches behavioral health integrated into the clinic and community. You will work with psychologists, psychiatrists and MSWs.  2 weeks each year and longitudinal

Gynecology

Work with our health department, local gynecologists, Planned Parenthood (optional involvement) and a specialty clinic within our practice staffed by a local OB-GYN. 2 weeks in R1 and R2 year and longitudinal

Sports Medicine and Orthopedics

You will see patients in our own specialty clinic with an FM-SM fellowship trained physician as well as working with orthopedic surgeons in their clinic.  We have an active community so the need and opportunity for sport medicine is great. You will attend sporting events and help with community physicals. 2 weeks in each year and longitudinal

Geriatrics

You will see geriatric patients longitudinally including multiple settings, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, home visits and you will work with geriatricians in our own clinic. 2 weeks in R1, 4 weeks in R2 and R3 years.

Rural Medicine

 It is hard to learn medicine if you do not go out and try on your skill set. Doing a rural rotation allows you to see what rural medicine is like, see some of this beautiful state and experience the breadth of family medicine.  We send you out into the rural communities of Idaho for 2 weeks in R1, 4 weeks in R2 and R3 years.

Longitudinal

These allow you to learn sub-specialty medicine, out-patient peds and augment your personal interests in medicine for 4 weeks in R2 and 12 weeks in the R3 year

Electives

These allow you to gain more knowledge in ways that help you grow and prepare you for your future practice.  You have 4 weeks in R2 and R3 year that can be spent away from the program, either for international or job preparation rotations. Electives focusing on endoscopy and colonoscopy are available.  6 weeks in R2 and 8 weeks in R3 year

Community Medicine

Longitudinally spread through your three years.  You will be paired with a community organization to develop a health related project based on the needs of the community and the needs of the organization. View the following link to the projects completed by our first graduating class. 1-2 half days a block

Clinical Locations

St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital

At St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital, the only children’s hospital in Idaho, more than 150 skilled pediatricians and pediatric specialists work with referring physicians from around the region to provide high quality care. They have a staff of over 400 nurses, therapists, and other dedicated pediatric caregivers.

All children should have access to the highest quality health care services available, regardless of their condition or their family’s ability to pay. Like all children’s hospitals, St. Luke’s is committed to high quality, cost-effective clinical care, advocacy for children and families, education, and research.

Location & Contact Info

190 E. Bannock St.
Boise, ID 83712
208-706-KIDS (5437)

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Full Circle Health – Nampa South

Our Family Medicine Residency training program is dedicated to becoming your patient centered medical home.  We provide excellent patient care along with offering superb clinical training for medical residents who are becoming Family Medicine Physicians.  At Full Circle Health you will be cared for by a medical team consisting of a physician and a resident physician who will be your primary care providers in conjunction with a mid-level provider (PA, NP, and CNM), psychologist, dietician, clinical pharmacist, community health workers, and care managers.  We are a tight-knit team that enjoys teaching and caring for those that need us.

Location & Contact Info:

Full Circle Health – Nampa South
215 East Hawaii Avenue, Suite #260
Nampa, ID 83686
208-514-2529
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Full Circle Health – Nampa North

Located in the campus of the St. Luke’s Nampa Medical Center, this clinic will be where half of each residency class will experience their continuity panel. Fellows will have continuity clinic here as well. Both residents and fellows will have access to an inter-professional team including pharmacists, psychologists, dieticians, and community health workers.

St. Luke’s Nampa Medical Center demonstrates their commitment to the city of Nampa and the growing population of Canyon County. The new 87-bed hospital offers a fully equipped emergency department, family suites for new mothers and their babies, a newborn intensive care unit (NICU), children’s services with outpatient sub-specialists, additional heart and orthopedics services, and an intensive care unit.

Location & Contact Info:

Full Circle Health – Nampa North
9850 W St Lukes Dr., Suite #329
Nampa, ID 83687
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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.

Kim Stutzman, MD

Program Director Nampa

Dr. Kim Stutzman grew up in Northern Michigan and trained at the University of Michigan School of Medicine. She completed a residency at Family Medicine Spokane. After a year at the University of Washington as a fourth year chief resident she settled in White Salmon, Washington in a small rural practice. After 12 years of wonderful, broad-spectrum, rural, community-based care she moved to Boise in 2007 to pursue teaching at the residency program. She has special interest areas in geriatrics, medical student teaching, and training the next generation of rural family doctors. When not at work she enjoys outdoor activities, camping, hiking, tandem bike riding and indoor activities of reading, sewing and spending time with her husband and two adult children.

Robert Crouch, DO

Associate Program Director of Curriculum

Robbie is an Idaho native, born and raised in eastern Idaho near the Tetons. Summers were spent hiking, biking, backpacking, and camping near Driggs, and winters skiing at Grand Targhee. He studied microbiology with a minor in Spanish at Idaho State University in Pocatello. He left Idaho briefly for med school at Des Moines University, then came back for residency with the Full Circle Health Magic Valley rural training track in Twin Falls, ID. He was brought back to Boise for OB fellowship with a goal of staying in Idaho, practicing in a low income clinic or rural area, continuing to practice broad spectrum family medicine.  He and his wife still spend their free time in the outdoors with their 2 dogs, but do appreciate the fun things Boise has to offer.

Danielle Davies, MD

Primary Care Psychiatry Co-Fellowship Director

Associate Program Director – Nampa

Dr. Danielle Davies (she, her) was born in Neptune, NJ (really) and grew up in Howell, NJ. She denies association with any of the cast members of The Jersey Shore and doesn’t like it when you make Jersey rhyme with Boise. She grew up riding her bike to the beach, creating science experiments usually involving the mud hole in the front yard, and spending all of her vacation time in her family’s 200 year old farm house in Vermont. She attended Villanova University outside of Philadelphia but was sent back to NJ to attend Rutgers RWJ Medical School. While majoring in Biology as an undergraduate she studied abroad in Seville, Spain (but did go on a pinxos tour in the basque country and loved it). While in medical school she travelled to the Himalayas in Northern India as part of a travelling clinic. She loves international travel but has decided to dedicate more time to visiting our National Parks.
Dr. Davies moved cross country after falling in love with Boise and now enjoys exploring “The West” on her days off. In her spare time, Dr. Davies enjoys photography, skiing, and repurposing ugly furniture. Her interest in medicine is broad spectrum primary care.

India King, PsyD

Director of Behavioral Sciences - Nampa

India King received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology with a focus in Health Psychology from Pacific University. She completed her doctoral internship at the White River Junction VA in Vermont and her postdoctoral fellowship at the Boise VA, with a focus on integrated primary care. She then joined the Boise VA’s Center of Excellence Primary Care Education, there she worked to develop and evaluate interprofressional educational innovations. Dr. King’s passions include graduate medical and interprofessional education, quality improvement, and primary care psychology. When she is not hard at work serving Full Circle Health patients and the Nampa community or teaching residents, you can find her enjoying the outdoors mountain biking, bikepacking, fly fishing, or exploring Idaho’s many alpine lakes!

Kade Klippenstein, MD

Faculty

Kade is from the Midwest and was born and raised on a cattle ranch in the Black Hills of South Dakota. He graduated from Augustana University with a major in Biology and attended medical school at the University of South Dakota.

Kade has always had a passion for rural medicine and felt that attending residency at Full Circle Health would give him outstanding training in all fields. He finds the field of Family Medicine humbling, unique, and ever-changing. He feels extremely grateful for the community and family he has gained at Full Circle Health.

Now a faculty member at Full Circle Health Nampa, he enjoys being a teaching faculty in a full spectrum setting – delivering newborn, adult, and obstetrical care. Additionally, he has interest in primary care endoscopy, vasectomy, point of care ultrasound and bedside/ clinic procedures.

Kade, partner Ali, and their two children enjoy hiking, camping, any outdoor sport, visiting the family ranch in South Dakota, road trips, all genres of music, Star Wars, coffee (well, maybe not the kids), and a good game of Cribbage. Kade also enjoys an exciting hunting trip and a good book.

Bari Laskow, MD

Primary Care Psychiatry Fellowship Co-Director

Bari Laskow grew up in the Northeast, spending her formative years in New Jersey. She completed her undergraduate degree in the humanities at New York University – The Gallatin School, creating her own major exploring the social determinants of health. After spending some time in the NGO world in New York City, Liberia, and Guatemala, she attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh. Taking a year off from medical school, she worked in El Salvador completing a research project on cervical cancer screening via self-collection of HPV swabs in the community. She completed residency at Swedish Cherry Hill Family Medicine in Seattle, WA where she had the privilege of matching at Sea Mar Community Health Center, an FQHC focusing on the care of the underserved Latino community. While at Swedish Cherry Hill, she completed an Area of Concentration in Reproductive Health. She is joining the Full Circle Health Nampa faculty after working at Sea Mar as a community preceptor for another year after graduation.

Other professional interests include racial health equity, addiction medicine, comprehensive reproductive healthcare, LGTBQ healthcare, and community engagement. Outside of medicine, Bari spends her free time exploring the great outdoors with her husband, cooking and eating almost anything, and playing board games.

Susan Martin, PsyD

Associate Director of Behavioral Sciences - Boise

Dr. Martin became part of the Full Circle Health family in 2015. She received her PsyD in clinical psychology from Florida Institute of Technology and completed her internship at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. She completed her fellowship in health psychology in primary care at Michigan State University where she met her husband, Derek. Their son, Cameron, loves baseball and basketball.

After 9 years of teaching behavioral medicine in a large, urban setting in AZ, Susan moved to Boise to pursue teaching family medicine residents in Idaho. Susan’s special areas of interest include promoting the profession of psychology in rural settings, medical education and health psychology in primary care. Dr. Martin is also the Program Director of the Idaho Psychology Internship Consortium (https://idaho-pic.org/) Outside of work, the family spends time hiking, biking, kayaking, camping, and cooking meals together.

Tom Patterson, MD

Pediatrics

Dr. Patterson grew up in Arizona and attended the University of Arizona for Undergraduate, Medical School and Pediatric Residency. He decided on Pediatrics early in his fourth year of medical school as he kept being pulled towards the care of children. He met his wife, who was from Idaho, while she attended college in Tucson. On completion of his residency, the two returned to Idaho and he started private practice at Medical Center Physicians where his wife was a pediatric patient growing up. 

Dr. Patterson held many leadership roles in his 18 years at Saltzer. He started teaching for the University of Washington School of Medicine in 2009 and this proved to be a passion he wanted to develop. Moving to the Full Circle Health faculty allowed him to enjoy the mix of seeing his own patients as well as teaching the next generation of doctors.

Dr. Patterson has served both the local and national chapters of the American Academy of Pediatrics, where he has held several leadership roles throughout his tenure. He thrives in caring for the underserved and has a longstanding passion for the interface of mental illness and pediatrics.  His efforts around immunization improvement have provided tremendous benefits to many Idahoans. Dr. Patterson was previously the Medical Director of the St Luke’s Children’s Performance Improvement Workgroup and has served on the Idaho Immunization Coalition (which he co-founded in 2009). He is now currently involved with work surrounding Adverse Childhood Experiences and Resilience as well as 2CKidsSucceed, the Idaho Children’s Trust Fund, and the Idaho Resilience Project. 

He enjoys weight training/fitness, hiking, swimming and the outdoors and is happiest when he is spending time with his wife and three boys

Jeffrey Pennings, DO

Family Medicine

Jeff Pennings grew up in Upstate New York and went on to Clemson University for his Bachelor’s degree. He completed his medical education at Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine in North Carolina, where he met his wife, Dr. Kelly Pennings. Jeff and Kelly traveled across the country with their two pups during their 4th year of medical school and fell in love with Idaho.

They both completed residency at Full Circle Health Boise and Jeff decided to stay on as faculty at Full Circle Health Nampa. Jeff’s passions in medicine include Obstetrics, Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy, everything Inpatient, and teaching! Outside of medicine Jeff enjoys walking Fritz and Henley with Kelly, running, being anywhere outdoors, brewing, soccer, Clemson football, and eating good food.

Sarah Waterman, MD

Family Medicine/OB

Sarah Waterman was born in rural Northern California, and grew up in the small town of Chester in the Sierra Nevada mountain range. She graduated with a major in biology from California State University, Monterey Bay, and attended Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska with plans to go into rural family medicine. She trained at Full Circle Health Magic Valley Rural Training Track in Jerome/Twin Falls, ID for residency, then returned to Creighton for OB Fellowship. She plans to continue practicing full spectrum family medicine with obstetrics in rural and underserved areas, and is very excited to be coming back to the Full Circle Health Nampa Residency.

Sarah and her husband enjoy spending time outdoors, and look forward to exploring more of Idaho together. He has also converted her to a BSU fan, and they look forward to attending future football games.  She also loves expanding her culinary skills, and currently enjoys trying to perfect sourdough bread and homemade pastas.

Kelsey Wertzler, MD

Clinic Director - Nampa

picture of resident

Kelsey grew up in Portland, Oregon. She attended Washington State University where she rowed on the women’s crew team while earning bachelor’s degrees in biotechnology as well genetics & cell biology. She completed a minor degree in Spanish while studying at the Universidad de Sevilla in Seville, Spain. Seeking more adventure outside of the classroom, she spent the summers guiding whitewater rafting trips out of Riggins, Idaho. Kelsey then continued on to earn a master’s degree in biochemistry, researching DNA repair and cancer, before ultimately realizing that what she truly wanted was to become a doctor to build deeper, more meaningful relationships with the patients she aimed to help. 

At the University of Washington School of Medicine, Kelsey completed certificates of additional training in the areas of rural and underserved medicine, global health, and Hispanic health. Her passion for rural and underserved medicine was stoked while traveling through remote areas of Washington, Wyoming, Montana, and Alaska during her clinical rotations as well as through longitudinal training opportunities in Wasilla, Alaska and Huancayo, Peru.

Kelsey completed her residency training at the Full Circle Health in Boise. There, she was immersed in a culture committed to rigorous medical training and a passion to meet the needs of underserved populations. After graduation, she was grateful to continue with the Full Circle Health family as a faculty member and helped to develop and launch another family medicine residency program in nearby Nampa, ID. 

Kelsey now focuses on clinical medicine and serves as the clinic director for the three Full Circle Health clinics in Nampa. She continues to feel that the most rewarding aspect of medicine is the joy of building long lasting relationships with her patients and their families.  When not at work, you will find Kelsey outside with her family, riding one of her bikes, trail running, swimming, back-country skiing or gardening.

Current Residents

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Sarah Bardwell, MD

Nampa Program 2024

University of Colorado School of Medicine

Sarah was born and raised in Denver, Colorado, as the oldest of three children to an artist and home renovation contractor. She is one in a long line of activists that have struggled for civil and workers’ rights. After high school she traveled around the country learning about grassroots community work in other states and returned to Denver to found a community food redistribution organization and a free community bicycle shop.

At the age of 26 she decided she wanted to improve her capacity to serve the public by going into health care. She received a Bachelors of Science from the University of Colorado Denver and went on to medical school at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. During her second year of medical school she met the love of her life and partner, Sean, and they have been taking every opportunity since then to enjoy national parks and explore the beauty of the Rocky Mountain and southwest regions. After her third year of medical school she took a year to study in Mexico and Peru and improved her Spanish, so that she could offer bilingual services to her patients.

Sarah is passionate about providing excellent patient-centered care and is thrilled to bring her love and dedication to the Treasure Valley. In addition to enjoying the bounty of the outdoors, she enjoys live music, theater and dance, reading young adult novels in Spanish, weightlifting, and good meals with wonderful people.

Ellen Deloya, DO

Nampa Program 2024

Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine

Ellen is originally from a small town in the mountains of San Diego County and went to California State University in Fresno for her undergraduate degree in Biology. She then completed medical school at Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences. During medical school Ellen spent two years completing clinical rotations in the Western Idaho region. She has rotated in all regions of Western Idaho ranging from Boise to Meridian, Nampa, Kuna, and Caldwell.

Coming from a small rural town herself, Ellen is passionate about increasing healthcare access to rural and underserved communities. What she loves the most about Family Medicine is the continuity of care, diversity of full-scope training and longitudinal care, and meaningful patient connections made. Having done all of her clinical rotations in Western Idaho, Ellen has come to love the Treasure Valley community and the home she and her significant other have made here. In her spare time, Ellen and her significant other find themselves enjoying all the outdoors has to offer with their very active border collie.

Ajay Giri, MD

Nampa Program 2024

University of Utah School of Medicine

Ajay grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah, and went to college at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Human Biology. After completing his degree, he returned to Salt Lake, gaining experience in clinical research and working on studies such as the SPRINT trial, which has impacted how we think about blood pressure management in adults. He is passionate about supporting the health of the community and obtained a masters degree in public health from the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City.

He then completed medical school at the same institution. During that time he met and married Steph, an endlessly charming woman, and became stepdad to Clara and Marie, two wonderful and very funny girls. He loves to cook, take long wandering walks and laid-back vacations with his wife and will often be found singing and goofing around with his children. He will also occasionally be seen buying useless things for his family’s two cats. He is excited to get to know the vibrant community within the greater Treasure Valley and continue his medical career as a family medicine physician.

Megan Haughton, DO

Nampa Program 2024

Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine

Megan comes to us from Olympia, Washington, where she enjoyed growing up in the rain and living in a capitol city. She studied Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Colorado at Boulder (Go Buffs!) before joining the Peace Corps, where she volunteered as a Maternal and Child Health facilitator for two years in Guatemala. She enjoyed attending medical school at Pacific Northwest University in Yakima, Washington, that helped her on her journey to become a broad spectrum family physician!

Outside of medicine, Megan loves to explore the outdoors whether it is skiing, fly fishing, camping, hiking, or just napping by a stream. She loves trying different types of hot sauce. More than anything, Megan is an extrovert at heart who enjoys spending time with her family and friends, especially her partner, Jeff. She is very excited to continue her training in Nampa and become part of the Full Circle Health family, learning from her patients, peers, and preceptors alike.

Dora Johnson, MD

Nampa Program 2024

Escueda Latinoamericana de Medicina

My life as an explorer began long before the cartoon Dora the Explorer was ever created. My family moved from Ghana, West Africa, to my childhood hometown of Yonkers, New York, when I was 9 months old. I attended Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania (home of Crayola) and graduated with a major in International Affairs and a minor in Health and Science.

While abroad studying global health systems, I stumbled upon a once in a lifetime opportunity that aligned with my values and passions and led me to embark on a journey where I trained as a physician at the Escuela Latinoamericana de Medicina (ELAM) in Havana, Cuba. While there, I learned and cultivated the foundational practices needed to provide exceptional and effective healthcare in underserved and under-resourced communities. 

As a physician, I am committed to the following core values: providing healthcare as a human right, encouraging proactive preventive care, living in the community that I serve, and building healthy doctor-patient relationships. I am so excited to serve the Nampa community and look forward to great adventures ahead.

Amnersa Turulja, DO

Nampa Program 2024

Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine

I was born in Germany, but my family and I moved to the U.S. from Eastern Europe in 2002 via the complex refugee system. I spent the rest of my childhood growing up in Boise, Idaho. I got my bachelor’s degree from Boise State University in Human Biology. After my bachelor’s degree, I was fortunate to get to spend some time traveling prior to going to medical school, while also working on a master’s degree. I went to medical school at Pacific Northwest University in Yakima, Washington, where I did my first two years doing classwork in Yakima and got to do my clinical rotations back in Idaho.

I enjoy traveling this beautiful world, being outdoors, hiking, paddle boarding, cooking, and spending time with those I love. I am ecstatic that I get to continue my training in a community that I adore and that was such a large part of my upbringing!

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Sol Bockelie, MD

Nampa Program 2025

Sol realized his deep passion for family medicine after enrolling in the Escuela latinoamericana de medicina / Latin American School of Medicine in Havana, Cuba. It was in this program that he was able to develop his views on what medicine ought to be: healthcare is a human right; education and prevention are fundamental aspects of health and wellness; and emphasis on the importance of the biopsychosocial-environmental-spiritual model when treating and caring for patients, their families and the community is essential. 

Within family medicine, Sol is interested in working and growing with patients and their families, lifestyle, addiction medicine, wilderness medicine, public health and advocacy.

Sol Bockelie and his partner David backpacking through a city.

Sol grew up in Bremerton, WA and attended college at the University of Washington where he majored in political science while working in labs and taking pre-med courses. After graduating he worked for 5 years on malaria vaccine studies before realizing that working more closely with patients, families and their communities was what he desired in a medical career.  

While not in the clinic or hospital, Sol enjoys playing sous-chef to his partner, David, in the kitchen, training for marathons, CrossFit, hiking and Soto Zen sits. 

Sol is thrilled to make Nampa his and his partner’s home and is looking forward to serving our patient population.  

Samantha Carson, MD

Nampa Program 2025

Samantha Carson and her husband Taylor standing behind their two newfoundland dogs outdoors in Boise, Idaho.

Samantha Carson grew up in Boise, ID and is very excited to be back in the Treasure Valley to continue her education as a physician. After graduating from Bishop Kelly High School, she left Idaho for her bachelor’s in psychology from Carleton College (Minnesota) and two years of work in community health clinics. She returned to Boise to obtain a second bachelors in biology from Boise State before going to Reno, NV for her doctorate in medicine from the University of Nevada, Reno.

She realized her passion for comprehensive, all-aspects-of-wellness healthcare while working in mental health and can’t wait to help her patients address the full-spectrum of their healthcare needs as a family medicine physician in-training.

She and her husband, Taylor, met in Physics class at BSU and recently welcomed a baby girl to their family. Samantha enjoys spending time with her family and two Newfoundland pups, baking gluten free goodies, spending time outside, watching movies, and doing organizing/DIY/craft projects.

Levi Evans, MD

Nampa Program 2025

Levi was born and raised in the Walla Walla Valley, living most of the time just across the Oregon border in the small town of Milton-Freewater. He stayed at home while attending undergraduate in the valley studying biology. Following college and a gap year as an ophthalmologic medical assistant, he married his friend since high-school, Emma, and moved to Loma Linda, California to start medical school. 

While in medical school Levi followed his passion of working with the underserved in the local community by volunteering with the Loma Linda Street Medicine program. He found that he loved taking the time to really get to know the residents at the shelters or parks and is looking forward to serving this population with quality primary care during residency and beyond. 

Levi Evans and his wife Emma taking a selfie in front of a beach.

Excited by its potential to improve patient care and reduce medical costs he pursued his interest of point-of-care ultrasound during medical school. He took every opportunity he could to become proficient in many ultrasound exams and to help teach his others. He is excited to use these skills during residency, continue learning new skills and to share his ultrasound training with others. 

He enjoys spending his free time with his wife and baby. They love to do just about anything outdoors, but playing pickle ball, camping, hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking are some favorites. When they are not outdoors they enjoy playing board games, watching the most recent reality dating shows, baking cookies, or just hanging out with friends.

Jenna Farmer, DO

Nampa Program 2025

Jenna Farmer and her partner taking a photo together in a hot air balloon.

Jenna grew up in a small town in Northern California before adventuring to Boise, ID for undergrad. She graduated from Boise State University (Go Broncos!) with a degree in Biology. She was able to continue her medical education by being a part of the first class at Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine in Meridian, ID.

Jenna’s interests in family medicine include care of women and children, LGTBQ+ care, and osteopathic manipulative treatment. Jenna is happy to be continuing her medical education working with FMRI Nampa and is glad to have the opportunity to give back to the community that she has called home for nearly a decade.

In her spare time, Jenna enjoys spending quality time with her partner and their dog. She enjoys hiking, biking, paddle boarding, 3D printing, and crafting.

Rok Holmes, DO

Nampa Program 2025

Rok Holmes and his wife Sydney Holmes taking a selfie in front of red rocks type of landscape.

Rok was born and raised in a small farming town in Southern Idaho. After high-school he attended The College of Idaho on an athletic scholarship where he majored in Chemistry, and obtained minors in Religion, Psychology, and Health Profession Studies.

While at The College of Idaho he met his wife (and Co-Intern!) Sydney. After a few gap years spent working in various healthcare jobs, Rok and Sydney matriculated into Rocky Vista University in Southern Utah together for medical school! While at school, they both realized the immense impact and importance of primary care and fell in love with the specialty of family medicine. They are thrilled to be back in Idaho and the Treasure Valley and are excited to be a part of the Full Circle Health family! 

Sydney Holmes, DO

Nampa Program 2025

Sydney Holmes and her husband Rok Holmes taking a selfie in a jungle type of landscape.

Sydney is an Idaho native, born and raised in Meridian, ID.  She attended The College of Idaho on a soccer scholarship and was named an academic all American in her senior year. She graduated with a major in exercise science and minors in psychology, religion, and health science.

While at The College of Idaho she met the love of her life and together they pursued their desire to become physicians at Rocky Vista University in St. George, UT. Throughout medical school she found her love for family medicine and knew she would find her way back to the Treasure Valley to serve the community that raised her. She is grateful for the opportunity to return home with her husband and co-resident by her side to begin their careers as physicians together. When she can find free time, Sydney enjoys cooking foods from cuisines all over the world. She also enjoys being outside skiing, mountain biking, running, and golfing. 

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Jose Bolaños, MD

Nampa Program 2026

Dr. Jose Bolaños comes from a third generation of doctors in Central America, he was born and raised in a small industrial city of Honduras called San Pedro Sula. He’s the eldest of three sons, his father was a pediatric surgeon, and his mother is a licensed nurse. His two younger siblings decided to pursue their dreams in culinary school while he followed his father’s foots steps into health care. After getting his degree with a Bachelor’s in Science and Letters from La Salle, he joined Medical School in the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras (UNAH) and graduated in 2016 at the age of 25. Jose has had a strong passion for medicine since a young age which overlaps to many areas of his life, around his second/third year of medical school he started working with a Idaho/Oregon based Non-Profit Organization called Faith and Humanity Medical Missions, which focuses in providing medical care in rural areas of Honduras, where he now is part of the Executive Board and the official In Country Liaison. 

By working and providing medical care in places of extreme need, Jose recognizes the importance of primary care as a human right and a stronghold for every community, this being a major driver for him pursuing a generalist pathway as a Family Medicine Doctor. 

He moved into Idaho in October of 2021, after he got hired as a Patient Safety Specialist for St. Luke’s Health System in Boise, where he met his beautiful fiancé Monica in May of 2022. Together they look forward to becoming a part of our local community with him as a provider and her as an elementary school teacher. 

Besides medicine, he enjoys eating, snowboarding, technological gadgets and anything involving strength training and powerlifting.

Shalimar Burwell, MD

Nampa Program 2026

Dr. Shalimar Burwell grew up in rural southern Missouri until she was 11 years old, at which time her family relocated to Idaho to be closer to extended family. She attended the College of Idaho earning a BS in Biology. After graduation, she worked for six years as a research scientist before deciding on a career in medicine aligned more with her passions and goals.

She attended Saba University for medical school, located on a very small island called Saba in the Caribbean. She then completed clinical rotations throughout the US, from LA to Miami and many places in between. This was a wonderful opportunity to see how different health care systems operate throughout the US, however Shalimar is thrilled to continue her training in her home state and community. Shalimar’s interests within family medicine include caring for underserved communities, women’s health, lifestyle medicine, and international medicine.

She and her husband, Adam, met while volunteering with the youth group at their church and married in 2013. They enjoy traveling, playing board games, and making fusion glass art together. Shalimar is an avid baker and likes to ensure everyone has a homemade treat on their birthday.

Ryan Carey, MD

Nampa Program 2026

Dr. Ryan Carey grew up close to Wapato, WA; spending most of his time exploring the countryside and mountains near his family home. He studied Health Science and Biology at Walla Walla University, where he learned about the possibilities of a career in medicine. While attending Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Ryan became interested in the moral dilemmas entwined within medicine and decided to pursue a Master’s degree in Biomedical Ethics. Ryan is looking forward to returning to the PNW to share his passion for ethical healthcare with patients, and to join a team of providers committed to providing individualized and personal care to all demographics. In his free time, Ryan enjoys playing disc golf, basketball, skiing, trying new foods, and hanging out with his cat Mochi. 

Jessica Gibbons, DO

Nampa Program 2026

Dr. Jessica Gibbons grew up in Ontario, Oregon and Payette, Idaho.  She completed her undergraduate degree in BioResource Research at Oregon State University in the College of Agricultural Sciences, and then pursued medical school at Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine.  Since she grew up in the rural parts of Idaho and Oregon, she chose to complete her clinical rotations of medical school in rural Eastern Idaho at the critical access hospital in Blackfoot, Idaho. 

Dr. Gibbons chose her residency in Idaho because her long term goal is to work as a physician in rural idaho to give back to the people she grew up with, and to lessen the state’s healthcare disparity.  Her mission is to facilitate positive patient-physician relationships with every patient she meets. Her professional passions include lifestyle medicine and sustainable weight loss.  In her free time, Jess enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter.  She also enjoys baking, cooking healthy versions of her favorite restaurant or bakery foods, and fitness.

Hannah Killian, DO

Nampa Program 2026

Dr. Hannah Killian’s interest in patient-centered medicine started from a young age as she was exposed to a multitude of cultures and backgrounds in her birthplace of Athens, Greece. She graduated with a degree in Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology from the University of Colorado, Boulder, where she participated in three Medical and Public Health Brigades in Central America. She found her passion for preventative care and lifestyle medicine at Western University of Health Sciences in Lebanon, OR. Hannah has always been pulled toward serving the needs of underserved populations both locally and abroad through sustainable, clinical and educational community-centered partnerships. Within the umbrella of Family Medicine, Hannah is particularly interested in maternal and child health, integrative medicine, osteopathic manipulative treatment, and public health advocacy.

Outside of medicine, she enjoys cooking, gardening, adventuring in the great outdoors, traveling and spending quality time with family and friends. Hannah is so looking forward to making Nampa her home and serving her new community.

Meredith Larsen, DO

Nampa Program 2026

Dr. Meredith Larsen grew up in Puyallup (pronounced “pyoo-AWL-up”), Washington and attended the University of Washington in Bothell, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry in 2017. For the next two years, she worked as a scribe in Family Medicine and Pediatrics as part of a pilot program between ScribeAmerica and Kaiser Permanente in Tacoma, Washington. She moved to Idaho with her husband in 2019 to attend the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine and has since adopted the Treasure Valley as her new home. She was ecstatic to learn she would continue her training in Nampa and plans to practice in the area once finished with residency.

Her areas of interest within Family Medicine include women’s health, obstetrics, LGBTQ+ care, and osteopathic manipulative treatment. Beyond these focuses, she is also passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion in medicine; community engagement; and supporting provider well-being. She embraces the osteopathic philosophy and strives to approach every health concern with the foundational belief that the mind, body, and spirit are equally important.

In addition to her love of medicine, she is also an avid enthusiast of dogs, playing the piano, Radiolab podcasts, the Planet Earth series, works from Brené Brown and Yung Pueblo, long bike rides, all things Zelda, and spending time with her husband—Chace—who never fails to turn any activity they take on together into a wonderful adventure.

Resident Life

Our residents love working and playing together! Although we spend a lot of time on the wards and in the clinic, we take our time off seriously and often can be found hanging with our kids (13 in total so far between our two classes!), driving into the wilderness for a quick shed hunt (see Derek with some prize antlers on the right), or kicking back with our crochet needles, among many other cherished hobbies.

During the inaugural 2019-2020 year, the first six residents were tasked with deciding what “resident life” would look like for the brand new Full Circle Health Nampa program and creating a culture that emphasizes enjoying our non-doctor lives as much as we do our work. We took this task seriously and  planned many social activities including a Friday night potluck at resident Alyssa’s home, a traditional Indian lunch cooked by resident Sudha and her husband Vishwa, and even a virtual happy hour following our Friday afternoon didactics while socially distancing amidst the pandemic.

The greater Family Medicine Residency of Idaho - Nampa program has shown much support for our pursuit of fun, integrating many fun activities into our curriculum, including an annual afternoon of rafting (see our program director, Kim and residents Mark and Sudha in the raft on the left!) during orientation week, a summertime picnic at a local park, and clinic-wide holiday parties where we get to play “Secret Santa” with our co-workers.

Each year, our residents also pack up for a weekend of exploration, team-building, and lessons in wilderness medicine at the resident retreat. 2020 was spent two hours north of the big city in McCall, Idaho, during their annual Winter Festival. When not participating in the weekend’s scheduled activities (including the simulated wilderness rescue of resident Alyssa seen here), residents could be found flat tire biking, sledding with their kiddos, exploring downtown McCall, and participating in Scrabble championships (see resident Cate’s spouse Jacob and resident Alyssa’s spouse Phil fight for victory). In addition to our annual retreat, residents may also elect to participate in Family Medicine Residency of Idaho-wide outings such as the annual migration to Burgdorf for in-depth wilderness training, lots of winter sports, the City of Rocks for a weekend of exploring, and the Annual Full Circle Health-wide raft trip in Cascade, Idaho!

   
     

Want a closer look at our resident life?

Take a peek at a few of our residents’ recent Instagram posts to get an even better feel for our collective residency culture:

Today’s half conference focused on resident wellness- consisting of an afternoon with lunch & escape room!

Today’s half conference focused on resident wellness- consisting of an afternoon with lunch & escape room! ...

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Happy Halloween from our Nampa crew!! 🎃 👻

Happy Halloween from our Nampa crew!! 🎃 👻 ...

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Community

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Nampa has a small-town feel.

Located just west of Boise, Nampa has hidden charm as well as options for BIG city fun.  Residents in the Treasure Valley enjoy the four seasons and quick access to the wilderness.

Whether you hunt, fish, hike, camp, mountain bike, or mountain climb, the Sawtooth mountains to the north and the Owyhee’s to the south give you ample opportunity to play.

When the snow falls, skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobile riding and other winter sports abound.  The wineries, river parks, and the shore of Lake Lowell offer beautiful places to picnic. The Civic Center for concerts and the Warhawk museum for education and military history provide fun experiences for the whole family.

There are several colleges in the area for interested family members.  Idaho’s capitol, Boise, is 20 minutes away and offers  excellent entertainment, recreation, and shopping. The regional Airport in Boise makes for efficient travel  if you must leave the area, but we suspect you will want to stay, play, and learn.

     

Check out some of these great community resources:

Community Partners:

Applicants

Application Process:

Applications will be accepted via ERAS beginning in September 2023, with a deadline of October 20th. The Nampa Residency Program is a separate ERAS application process and match from all other Full Circle Family Medicine Residency of Idaho programs. We are doing all our interviews via a virtual process.  We recognize that this has positives—lower cost and time spent on travel— but also has the negatives of not experiencing the community in which you will live and learn.  We believe an all-virtual process will decrease the potential for bias that may arise from seeing some applicants virtually and others in person. We do know that many of you may want to see our community and we will have a separate team that is not involved in the interview or ranking process that can provide you with a tour if you happen to be in town.  Please reach out to Esmeralda Espinoza, program coordinator, who will be the contact of this team to schedule a tour.  After we conclude our ranking process, we will hold two open house/socials in-person in January and February as well as a virtual social and virtual PD Q&A.

 

 

 

 

We acknowledge that the changes to ERAS have added some additional complexity this year, so we want to be clear about how our program is planning to proceed. We will honor program signals in the application screening process, but we will not be utilizing geographical location preference at this time. Program signals will be considered only for the decision to interview and will not be part of our ranking process. Additionally, we believe in holistic review and intend to purposefully review applications which may lead to delayed interview offers. Thank you for your patience in this process.

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

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Interview Dates:

(INTERVIEW DAY: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM)

  • Thursday, October 26
  • Monday, October 30
  • Thursday, November 2
  • Monday, November 6
  • Thursday, November 9
  • Monday, November 13
  • Thursday, November 16
  • Monday, November 20
  • Monday, November 27
  • Thursday, November 30
  • Monday, December 4
  • Monday, December 11
  • Thursday, December 14
  • Monday, December 18

Direct Inquiries: 

A photo of Esmeralda Espinoza, Nampa FM Residency Coordinator

Esmeralda Espinoza
Nampa FM Residency Program Coordinator
P: (208) 954-8685
EsmeraldaEspinoza@FullCircleIdaho.org
9850 W St. Luke's Drive, Suite 329
Nampa, ID 83687

 

Top 10 Full Circle Health Nampa Program Highlights:

     1. Unopposed full-spectrum rural-focused residency training program. Extensive opportunities to work in rural sites across Idaho!

     2. Outstanding hospital support – State-of-the-Art community hospital within St. Luke’s Health System

     3. Teaching Health Center = Residency + Federally Qualified Health Center

    • 25% of Nampa's Hispanic heritage – Opportunity to use/learn Medical Spanish with 18% of Nampa population who are Spanish-speaking
    • Sliding scale for patients in need
    • Access to specialty clinics including OMT, GYN, Sports Medicine, and Psychiatry
    • Team-based care that includes:
      • Clinical Pharmacy
      • Community Health Workers
      • Dietitian
      • Behavioral Health Clinicians

     4. Procedural Training

    • POCUS
    • EGD & Colonoscopies
    • Circumcisions
    • Vasectomies
    • Gyn Procedures including LARCs
    • Skin Procedures
    • Joint Injections
    • OMT
    • Trigger Point injections
    • Facial Distortion Model…and more.

     5. Embedded Longitudinal Behavioral Health with Psychology Faculty. Coming soon: A Nampa Psychiatric Assessment Clinic!

     6. Location – Location – Location – Easy access to outdoor recreation year-round

     7. Program Director with over 25 years medical education experience

     8. Wellness & Community Curriculum embedded throughout training. A Unique opportunity to engage with the community through association with 6 different community partners.

     9. University of Washington School of Medicine Affiliated Residency Program with access to the UW library resources.

     10. Competitive Salary and Benefits Package

    • R1 Salary $63,440
    • CME Time & Money (R1 $1,000; R2 $1,250; R3 $1,500)
    • Meal stipend for all inpatient rotations

Scholarly Activity

All of the four Family Medicine Residency of Idaho programs work collaboratively on scholarly activities, a list of recent Full Circle Health-wide scholarly activities is located here. The Nampa Residency is an active member of the ITHS WWAMI Region Practice and Research Network.

Recent Scholarly Activity Highlights from the Nampa Residency Faculty and Residents:

  • Johnson, A., Cole, A., Linares, A., Bojkov, E., King, I., Hannon, P. (November 2023). Assessing and Addressing Social Determinants of Health in Healthcare Settings in the Northwest United States. Oral Presentation at NAPCRG. San Franscico, CA.
  • King, I. & Carr, G. (October 2023). Implementation of an Interprofessional Case Conference to Improve Patient Care and Teamwork. Oral presentation at CFA Annual Conference. Phoenix, AZ.
  • Crouch, R. & King, I. (September 2023). Standardized Behavioral Health Intervention as Routine part of Prenatal Care. Oral presentation at STFM CQI. St. Louis, MO.
  • Laskow, B., King, I., & Carr, G. (September 2023). Interprofessional Clinic to Improve Access and Education for Gender Affirming Care, Opioid Use Disorder, PrEP, and Hep C. Oral presentation at STFM CQI. St. Louis, MO.
  • Johnson, D. (October, 2022). Charlas de Salud: Community Conversations for Migrant Farmworkers. Poster Presentation at the 17th Annual Latino Health Forum, Seattle, WA.
  • Laskow B. & Celestino R. (May, 2022). Bridging the Health Equity Gap: Solutions for the Latinx Community. Presentation at the Idaho Academy of Family Physicians 2022 Conference. Sun Valley, ID.
  • King I. (May 2022).  Resident and Faculty Perception of Programmatic Wellness Assessment and Culture. Poster presentation at Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Spring Conference. Indianapolis, IN.
  • Ho T., Laskow B., & Zaballa A. (May, 2022). Antiracism Curriculum in Family Medicine Residency-Does it Exist? Oral presentation Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Spring Conference. Indianapolis, IN.
  • Weidner A, McGuire M, Stutzman K, Glass J, Stevens NG. The Interests of Family Medicine Residents in Future Faculty Positions Across the Senior Year. Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development. January 2021. doi:10.1177/23821205211059667
  • Griesbach S, Theobald M, Kolman K, Stutzman K, et al. Joint Guidelines for Protected Nonclinical Time for Faculty in Family Medicine Residency Programs. Fam Med. 2021;53(6):443-452. https://doi.org/10.22454/FamMed.2021.506206.
  • Rue K, Stutzman K, Chadek M, “The Value of Osteopathic Recognition”, Annals of Family Medicine. January 2021, 19 (1) 86-87; DOI: https://doi.org/10.1370/afm.2663
  • Griffin, A. (April, 2021). Healthcare for the migrant family: Challenges and future directions. Poster presentation at University of Washington Department of Family Medicine Regional Conference.
  • Subramanyam, S. (April, 2021). Establishing a school-based clinic for a rural and underserved population in Idaho. Poster presentation at University of Washington Department of Family Medicine Regional Conference.
  • King I, Christopher A, Hansen A et al. Interprofessional grant writing seminar for early career faculty in a small, isolated teaching center. F1000Research 2020, 9:1208 (https://doi.org/10.12688/f1000research.26092.1)
  • Subramanyam, S. (October, 2020). COVID-19 and ethnicity in a mixed rural-urban setting in southwest Idaho. Poster presentation at Family Medicine Experience Conference.
  • Longley, E., Angel, J., & Davies, D. (2020). In women with prelabor rupture of membranes at term, is oxytocin more effective than misoprostol in preventing chorioamnionitis? HelpDesk Answers, Evidence-Based Practice.
  • Stutzman, K. & King, I. (May, 2020). Connecting Family Medicine Residents with their Community. Oral presentation at STFM annual conference.
  • Kern, J., Waterman, S., Henderson, J. (March 2020). Does early integration of palliative care services improve outcomes for patients with advanced cancer over usual care? HelpDesk Answers, Evidence-Based Practice
  • Stutzman K, Karpen R, Naidoo P, Toevs SE, Weidner A, Baker E, & Schmitz D. (2020). Support for rural practice: female physicians and the life-career interface. Rural Remote Health, 20(1). doi: 10.22605/RRH5341.
  • Fisher, A., Argyle, A., Keefer, A., King, I., Lowther, D., & Tivis, R. (2019). Veteran and learner outcomes of  interprofessional trainee-led group medical visits. Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice, 18. doi: 10.1016/j.xjep.2019.100292
  • Fisher, A., King , I., Smith, C. (October, 2019). Everyone is a Teacher: Multi-Site Feasibility Study of a Clinic-Based Interprofessional Assessment Tool. Presentation at the Collaborating Across Borders VII Conference. Indianapolis, ID.
  • Stutzman, K. & Schmitz, D. (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019). Patient- and Community-Centered Care in the Rural Landscape: Is It Great to Be a Small-Town Doc? Presentations at AAFP National Conference for Medical Students and Residents
  • Weppner, W., Tivis, R., Naidoo, S., Inouye, L. Krug, M., & King, I. (May, 2019).  Interprofessional Quality Improvement Projects: Using QI principles to develop a robust QI curriculum.  Poster presentation at the National conference for the Society for General Internal Medicine. Washington D.C.

 

Medical Students

The Family Medicine Residency of Idaho - Nampa Program offers Family Medicine clerkships and sub-internships for medical students. Students interested in Family Medicine clerkships or sub-internships must first meet the criteria below:

Third Year FM Medical Students:

  • Family Medicine Residency of Idaho - Nampa will accept third year FM 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 - Nampa is currently not accepting third year medical students from schools not listed above.
Fourth Year FM Medical Students:
  • Family Medicine Residency of Idaho - Nampa will accept fourth-year medical students for a combined in-patient and out-patient sub-internship from the University of Washington School of Medicine, University of Utah School of Medicine, or the Pacific Northwest University College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine on a space available basis after items 1-3 below have been received, reviewed and approved. All University of Washington School of Medicine students please contact you Clerkship Coordinator to check availability.
  • Family Medicine Residency of Idaho - Nampa will accept fourth-year FM medical students for a combined in-patient and out-patient sub-internship or out-patient only rotation from any U.S. medical school on a space available basis after items 1-3 below have been received, reviewed and approved.
  • Due to hospital credentialing, sub-internship rotation must first be approved by the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho - Nampa program AND THEN apply through the University of Washington Visiting Student Clinical Elective Program (VSLO**). Please check the University of Washington rotation dates before applying. Requested rotation dates should fall within the rotation guidelines and ideally be for four weeks. Registration through VSLO should be started at least ten weeks prior to your desired rotation date and the final confirmation of your rotation from the University of Washington received at least four weeks prior to your rotation start date in order to be eligible to start your rotation.
    • Medical students applying for an out-patient only rotation will not have to register through the VSLO. Again, these are approved on a case by case basis.
Please complete the following items and return by 05/01/2023 to Full Circle Health Nampa via e-mail to Kelsey Mosqueda: KelseyMosqueda@FullCircleIdaho.org. If you have questions or need assistance, please call (208) 954-8734.

Please note: Neither a vehicle nor housing are provided. Housing and transportation are the responsibility of the student.

We will work with individual students as needed regarding their rotation.

 

Graduates

2023 Class

Rory Hawker, MD

Nampa Program 2023

Medical School: Caribbean Medical University School of Medicine

Current Job: Private Practice in Star, ID

Carolyn Knackstedt, MD

Nampa Program 2023

Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine

Current Job: OB Fellowship, Tacoma, WA

Veronica Lawrence, DO

Nampa Program 2023

Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

Current Job: Summit Family Health in Meridian, ID

Houston Reynolds, MD

Nampa Program 2023

Medical School: University of Utah School of Medicine

Current Job: Bear Lake Medical Center in Montpellier, ID

Ali Sup, DO

Nampa Program 2023

Medical School: A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine

Current Job: St. Luke’s Nampa Greenhurst Clinic and admitter shift in St. Luke’s Nampa, ID

Tony Thiros, DO

Nampa Program 2023

Medical School: Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine

Current Job: Private Practice at Advanced Family Medicine, Kuna, ID

2022 Class

Melissa Braid, DO

Nampa Program 2022

Medical School: Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
Current Job: Providence Family Medicine | Spokane Valley, Spokane, Washington

Mark Dahle, MD

Nampa Program 2022

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Current Job: Minidoka Medical Center |Rupert, ID

Alyssa Griffin, MD

Nampa Program 2022

Medical School: George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Current Job: Rural Medicine Fellowship Full Circle Health |Boise, ID (2022-2023)

Cate Heil, MD

Nampa Program 2022

Medical School: University of Kansas School of Medicine
Current Job: Addiction Medicine Fellowship Full Circle Health |Boise, ID (2022-2023)

Derek Kohlhase, MD

Nampa Program 2022

Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School
Current Job: St. Alphonsus Medical Group Star Clinic |Star, ID

Sudha Subramanyam, MD

Nampa Program 2022

Medical School: Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Sciences
Current Job: St. Luke’s Nampa Hospitalist |Boise, ID