We are known for academic rigor and success in outpatient primary care and hospital medicine with a high priority placed on autonomy. We have also trained physicians for competitive fellowship programs in various specialties. This unique combination is made possible by talented local faculty, a nationally recognized VA hospital, two community hospital regional referral centers, a network of hand-picked community and rural training opportunities, and a strong relationship with the University of Washington.
Reflecting these high standards, we were recently selected as one of the five nationwide VA Centers of Excellence for Primary Care Education, a $5M grant over five years to improve interdisciplinary training in a "medical home" model (read more). We are also one of only two hospitals in Idaho to be named a "Top Performer" in key quality measures for 2010 and 2012 by the Joint Commission.