Alyssa Griffin, MDRural Medicine Fellowship 2022-2023
Dr. Alyssa Griffin spent her time at a student-run Healing Clinic while completing medical school, where she provided comprehensive primary care and social services to residents of Washington, DC, as well as at the Arlington Free Clinic, where she served a small subset of the 11,000 uninsured individuals in Arlington County, Virginia. Both of those experiences left her with an undeniable conviction to spend her life serving the underserved.
After visiting her parents out west and completing an elective at the Full Circle Health Caldwell site, she became convinced that rural family medicine would be her true academic home. In 2019, Alyssa obtained her medical degree from the George Washington University with a concentration in community and urban health and discovered she’d been matched with the Full Circle Health Nampa residency program, becoming a Chief Resident of her 3rd year class.
After residency, Dr. Griffin applied for a new fellowship program offered at the residency which focuses primarily on Rural Medicine and will be the first fellow of the program for the 2022-2023 academic year. This fellowship is a 1 year program that will focus primarily on providing experience in acute care and stabilization for her future rural practice.
Outside of work, Dr. Griffin and her sweet husband Phil, who works as a lawyer in the big city of Boise, love to complete jigsaw puzzles, make macramé tapestries, and hike in the sunshine.