Ramoncita R Maestas M.D.

 Ramoncita  R Maestas M.D.

Bio

Dr. Raye Maestas is a family physician, associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine, head of Denali College at the University of Washington…

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Patient Care Philosophy

I believe that health care is a basic human right and every individual patient deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. Every patient encounter is a cross-cultural experience where there is as much for me to learn as there is opportunity to heal.

Personal Interests

Gardening, cooking, reading, exercise and weight training, walking. Spending time with my husband Roy and children Andreas and Maria.

Clinical Interests

Medical student education; domestic violence curriculum development, training and intervention; cross-cultural competency curriculum development and training; behavioral medicine; and teaching.

Education

InstitutionCredentialYear
Univ. of Washington, School of MedicineMedical education1983
Providence Family Practice/ Swedish Med. Ctr.Internship
Providence Family Practice/ Swedish Med. Ctr.Residency
US Public Health ServiceFellowship

DegreeDescriptionYear
MD1983

Board Certifications

CertificationSpecialtyYear
American Board of Family MedicineFamily Medicine1986
Dr. Raye Maestas is a family physician, associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine, head of Denali College at the University of Washington School of Medicine, co-chair of the Professionalism Working Group in the Colleges and co-chair of the Introduction to Clinical Medicine course for first year-medical students. 
 
The Colleges at the UWSOM is an innovative system of mentoring and teaching medical students an integrated curriculum of medical skills and professionalism. As co-chair of the Professionalism Working Group, she has collaborated with faculty on the development of professionalism benchmarks, curriculum for pre-clinical studies, and worked with clinical clerkship faculty on ways to address integration of professionalism curricula in the clinical setting. She has presented on the topic of professionalism at meetings and clinical grand rounds within the WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho) region, and at national meetings including Association of American Medical Colleges  and Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.
 
A graduate from UWSOM in 1983, she completed her residency at Providence Hospital in 1986, established an affiliated family practice residency site at Seamar Community Health Center in 1988 and taught residents for 14 years at the Providence Family Practice Residency Program before joining the UWSOM in 2002. In addition to teaching, she has an active clinical practice at Harborview Family Medicine Clinic.

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