Emily Dickerson, MDBoise Program
Class of 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.