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GME Summit

2019 GME/DIO/DME Summit
Working Together for GME:
Conversations with GME/DIO/DME

UW Tacoma's view of Rainier

February 24-26, 2019

UW Tacoma
William Philip Hall
1918 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, Washington 98402

Contact Information

wwamigme@uw.edu
206.543.9989

About the 2019 GME/DIO/DME Summit

The Summit will be held in Tacoma, Washington at the University of Washington Tacoma Campus in the William Philip Hall. The Opening Reception will be held Sunday night, February 24. Panel sessions will be held on Monday and Tuesday, February 25 and 26, 2019. Medical and community leaders are invited to explore key issues in graduate medical education in the region.

This is the first year we will combine the DME/DIO forums and the GME Summit. This conference will connect Directors of Medical Education and Designated Institutional Officers and Graduate Medical Education programs and support GME programs throughout the region. This new format will help build a larger network and community for graduate medical education.

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Agenda

Sunday, February 24, 2019

5:00pm to 7:00pm - Opening Reception

 

Monday, February 25, 2019

7:30am to 8:00am - Registration and Breakfast

8:00am to 9:00am - Welcome and Keynote Speaker by Dr. Thomas J. Nasca

9:00am to 12:00pm - Panel Sessions

12:00pm to 1:30pm - Lunch

1:30m to 4:30pm - Panel Session

 

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

8:00am to 8:30am - Breakfast

8:30am to 12:00pm - Panel Sessions

12:00pm to 1:00pm - Lunch

1:00m to 3:30pm - Panel Session


Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Thomas J Nasca, M.D., M.A.C.P.
"What will the Medical Workforce of the Future Look Like?"
Question and Answer with Dr. Nasca

Chief Executive Officer of both the ACGME and ACGME International (ACGME-I);
Professor of Medicine (vol.), Jefferson Medical College; and
Senior Scholar in the Department of Medical Education,
University of Illinois at Chicago School of Medicine

Thomas J. Nasca, MD, MACP, is president and chief executive officer of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and ACGME International and Professor of Medicine and Molecular Physiology at Thomas Jefferson University, and senior scholar in the department of medical education at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Medicine. He is board certified in internal medicine and nephrology, and previously served as vice president of academic affairs at Thomas Jefferson University, the president of Jefferson University Physicians, and the Anthony and Gertrude DePalma Dean of Jefferson Medical College.

Dr. Nasca has served as president of the Council of the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine and associate editor of the Nephrology Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program for the American College of Physicians. He is also the former chair of Residency Review Committee for Internal Medicine, member of the Internal Medicine In-Training Examination Steering and Writing Committees, the Alliance for Internal Academic Medicine, and the Federated Council for Internal Medicine, the National Board of Medical Examiners, and the Liaison Committee on Medical Education. He has served as a member of the Council on Graduate Medical Education of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services of the U.S. Congress. He was elected a Master of the American College of Physicians in 2006. He is the Co-Chair of the National Academy of Medicine Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honorary degrees, and the author of more than 150 articles and chapters.

Dr. Nasca

Panel Speakers:

Suzanne M. Allen, M.D., M.P.H.
New Common Program Requirements: Opportunities and Challenges (Moderator)

Discussions with the C-Suite: How Do Residents Improve What You Do? (Moderator)
GME Regional Training Models
Vice Dean for Academic, Rural and Regional Affairs
University of Washington School of Medicine

As the Vice Dean for Academic, Rural and Regional Affairs at the University of Washington School of Medicine (UWSOM), Suzanne Allen works broadly across academic affairs and regional affairs to enhance the excellence of medical education for the UWSOM and the five-state WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho) region. WWAMI started in 1971 and is accredited through the University of Washington School of Medicine and provides publically supported medical education for citizens of the participating states. WWAMI students complete the classroom phase of the curriculum in their home state and then their required and elective clinical rotations may be completed at locations across the five state region.

In addition to serving as the Vice Dean for Academic, Rural and Regional Affairs, Dr. Allen holds a Clinical Professor faculty position within the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Allen is an attending physician at the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho and an active physician in the Department of Family Medicine at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center and Saint Luke's Medical Center located in Boise, Idaho. Dr. Allen is committed to medical education and rural healthcare.

Suzanne M. Allen, M.D., M.P.H.

 

Rear Admiral Michael H. Anderson, MD, USN (ret.)
Discussions with the C-Suite: How Do Residents Improve What You Do?

Chief Medical Officer
CHI Franciscan St. Joseph
Tacoma, Washington

Michael Anderson, MD, Chief Medical Officer for CHI Franciscan, is the executive liaison to over 4,000 physicians and advanced practice clinicians that provide healthcare throughout CHI Franciscan. He is responsible for ensuring the delivery of high quality, safe, and cost-effective healthcare at each of the eight CHI Franciscan hospitals in the Pacific Northwest.

Prior to joining CHI Franciscan in 2013, Rear Admiral Anderson retired from the United States Navy with 35 years of active service following his last assignment as the Medical Officer to the Marine Corps, and Director, Health Services, Headquarters U.S. Marine Corps. Dr. Anderson received his doctoral degree in medicine in May 1983 from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, School of Medicine, and a masters of healthcare administration from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He completed his family practice residency at the Naval Regional Medical Center, Camp Pendleton and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians (FAAFP).

Rear Admiral Michael H. Anderson, MD, USN (ret.)

 

Tommy A. Brown. M.D.
Developing GME Programs: Thoughts from New Program Directors

Program Director, Surgery Residency Program
CHI Franciscan
Tacoma, Washington

Tommy Brown, MD, FACS, is a board-certified general surgeon who is fellowship-trained as a surgical oncologist. He has a special interest in gastrointestinal-hepatobiliary oncology and has practiced advanced surgical cancer care since 1999.

Dr. Brown cares for his patients with the same care and compassion he provides for his own family. Believing there is always hope for improvement and cure, Dr. Brown provides the best surgical care possible using evidence-based medicine and a team approach.

Tommy A. Brown. M.D.

 

Frederick M. Chen, M.D., M.P.H.
New Opportunities in Funding for GME

Chief of Family Medicine, Harborview Medical Center
Professor, Department of Family Medicine
University of Washington School of Medicine

Frederick Chen, M.D., M.P.H. is chief of family medicine at Harborview Medical Center and professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine, where he teaches health policy, conducts research and sees patients.

Dr. Chen attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco and completed his residency in family medicine at the University of Washington.

Dr. Chen's clinical interests include general prevention and primary care.

Dr. Chen is committed to building a healing relationship over time, not only when patients are ill, but also keeping them healthy through prevention. He enjoys working with a great team of nurses, medical assistants, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals who all work together to meet their patients' complex needs.

Frederick Chen

 

Connie Davis, M.D.
Discussions with the C-Suite: How Do Residents Improve What You Do?

Regional VP and Chief Medical Officer
Skagit Regional Health

Connie Davis, MD, joined Skagit Regional Health as the Chief Medical Officer in 2012. Dr. Davis previously served as Director of the Kidney Care Line and Co-Director of the Kidney and Pancreas Transplant program at the University of Washington, where she is on faculty at the School of Medicine. Dr. Davis received her medical degree at the University of Washington and went on to residencies and a nephrology fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Schools Hospitals and Clinics, and a research fellowship at Ludwig Maximillan University in Munich. She also has a MHA from the University of Washington. She is board certified in internal medicine and nephrology.

Connie Davis

 

Hadar Duman
New Common Program Requirements: Opportunities and Challenges (Moderator)
And CLER perspectives: Innovations in GME

Director of Accreditation for Graduate Medical Education
University of Washington School of Medicine

Hadar Duman is the Director of Accreditation at the University of Washington Graduate Medical Education Office. She partners with deans, chairs, directors, administrators, and other stakeholders in developing and advancing strategic efforts to ensure program compliance with accreditation requirements. Hadar spent over a decade in the Graduate Medical Education filed, promoting the quality of residency and fellowship programs. She joined the University of Washington in 2008 after moving from Israel where she was the Deputy Manager of the joint MBA program of Ramat-Gan College and Harriet Watt University and a lead developer of the college’s wine academy. At the UW, she served as program administrator and research center manager before becoming GME Float Administrator. In this position, Hadar worked intensively with all of the UW’s 111 residency and fellowship programs as a mentor, consultant, and organizational trainer. Hadar has played a key role in a number of GME projects that have sought to promote and advance Graduate Medical Education. She has designed and conducted numerous training and educational workshops for the GME community, and co-founded the GME Program Administrator Advisory Council (PAAC), which aims to improve resources, wellbeing, and work processes of residency and fellowship program administrators. She currently also serves as a member of the ACGME Sponsoring Institution 2025 (SI2025) work group.

Hadar Duman

 

Ted Epperly, M.D.
State Initiatives to Expand GME

President and Chief Executive Officer
Family Medicine Residency of Idaho (FMRI)
Boise, ID

Dr. Epperly is the President and CEO of the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho, a Federally Qualified Teaching Health Center comprised of nine FQHC clinics, four ACGME family medicine residency programs, and four 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.  He 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.  He served as the past President and Board Chair of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) representing 135,000 family physicians across the country.  He is a current 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.  He currently serves as the Governor appointed Chairman of the Board for the Idaho Healthcare Coalition that is in charge of helping transform healthcare for the State of Idaho. His multiple 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.

Ted Epperly

 

Cindy Hamra, JD, MA
State Initiatives to Expand GME (Moderator)

Assistant Dean, Operations and Administration
Graduate Medical Education
University of Washington School of Medicine

Cindy Hamra is Assistant Dean in Graduate Medical Education (GME) office at the University of Washington School of Medicine. In this role, she oversees operations and administrative functions of the GME Office, including setting strategic direction and execution of operational plan. Her responsibilities include oversight of institutional and program compliance, appointments and credentialing, orientation, housestaff affairs, the Wellness Service, the position allocation process and the operational budget.

Cindy has spent most of her career in higher education, with nearly twenty years of experience in teaching, training and education management. Before joining the University of Washington, Cindy was Associate Director in the Albers School of Business & Economics at Seattle University. Previously, Cindy worked for Kaplan Test Prep, holding several roles. She has a JD and MA in International Affairs from the American University.

Cindy Hamra

 

Byron Joyner, M.D., M.P.A.
CLER perspectives: Innovations in GME (Moderator)

Vice Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Designated Institutional Official
University of Washington School of Medicine

Dr. Joyner's passion is learning ways to improve graduate medical education. He is responsible for the education and competency training of all of the urology residents. His training in the Teaching Scholar's program has allowed him to create new approaches to teaching residents about interpersonal and communication skills and professionalism. In fact, his efforts have been rewarded with the Julian S. Ansell Teaching award, which he won in 2005. Besides the more than 40 scientific articles he has published, he has recently written some of the seminal articles for urology in the field of graduate medical education and continues to champion ways to improve doctors and doctoring.

Dr. Joyner graduated from Princeton University and received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in Boston. He completed his residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital and then performed a research fellowship at the Boston Children's Hospital. He trained for an additional 2 years in pediatric and reconstructive urology at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. He came to Children's in August of 2001 after a 4-year commitment in the U.S. Army where he was chief of pediatric urology at Madigan Army Medical Center.

Byron Joyner

 

Julie R. Kelso, M.D.
Developing GME Programs: Thoughts from New Program Directors

Training Director,
Montana Track at Billings Clinic, UW Psychiatry Residency Program, Billings, MT

Dr. Julie Kelso is a board certified adult psychiatrist practicing at Billings Clinic since 2007. She is a Montana native and received her undergraduate degree at Rocky Mountain College in Billings. She attended medical school at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and residency at the University of Colorado. She completed a public psychiatry fellowship at Columbia University and became an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University where she was involved in research, medical education and community mental health. She worked in the psychiatric emergency department at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and in community mental health through the New York State Psychiatric Institute. At Billings Clinic she has served as department chair and is currently in working in Integrated Behavioral Health and Project Echo focused on delivering evidence-based mental health treatment to all patients. She is also adjunct faculty at the Rocky Mountain College Physician Assistant Program. She is delighted to be the University of Washington Psychiatry residency training track director.

Julie Kelso

 

Barry Kenfield
State Initiatives to Expand GME

Director, Western Montana AHEC and
Chief Operating Officer, Family Medicine Residency of Western Montana

Barry J. Kenfield retired from Community Medical Center in 2006 where he served as an accountant, controller, Chief Financial Officer and for the last six years, Executive Vice President/ Chief Operating Officer. A native of Montana, Mr. Kenfield holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and Accounting from the University of Montana in Missoula.

After leaving Community Medical Center, Mr. Kenfield served as an interim CEO and COO at a number of critical access facilities both in Montana and Washington.

Currently, Mr. Kenfield is serving as the Director of the western Montana AHEC office and Chief Operating Officer of the Family Medicine Residency of western Montana. He also serves on the state Graduate Medical Education Council.

He previously served as a Board Member of Clark Fork Valley Hospital in Plains, Mineral Community Hospital in Superior, Partners in Home Care, Inc. in Missoula, the Missoula Housing Authority, where he served as President, and has served on the Administrative Committee of the Missoula Area United Way. He was a founding Board member and President of the MHA Workers Compensation Trust Fund and served as President and board member of the Watson Children's Shelter. He also served on the Board of Community Medical Center and as the chair for the Foundation for Community Health. He previously served on the University of Montana Foundation Excellence Fund Steering Committee.

He is currently a member and past President of the Montana Chapter of Healthcare Financial Management Association; member of the American College of Healthcare Executives; and serves as the chair of the Montana Graduate Medical Education Council.

Barry Kenfield

 

Bill Kriegsman, M.D.
Developing GME Programs: Thoughts from New Program Directors (Moderator)

Physician Executive for GME
MultiCare Health Systems

Dr. Kriegsman is MultiCare's Physician Executive for Graduate Medical Education, and has been for the last three years. This role includes the management of current programs in Tacoma and Puyallup as well as the develop of new GME training around MultiCare's growing region. His clinical work is in Addiction Medicine, mostly working with pregnant women. Formerly, he was the Program Director of East Pierce Family Medicine for six years and a faculty member of Tacoma Family Medicine. His medical education was at the University of Washington School of Medicine (Alaska WWAMI) and he has an MBA from Washington State University Carson College of Business. He is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Washington.

While not doing GME work, Dr. Kriegsman is the hired hand on a farm operated by his wife, Christy. Their son is a graduate student in Chemistry and is also a Second Lieutenant in the Washington National Guard. When he has free time, he can be found in his workshop creating from maple, walnut, brass, and steel.

Bill Kriegsman

 

Jennifer LeTourneau, D.O.
Discussions with the C-Suite: How Do Residents Improve What You Do?

Clinical Vice President, Medical Education
Legacy Health

Dr. LeTourneau is a medical intensivist who has served in local, regional, and national roles in GME for the Department of Veterans Affairs. She is currently the DIO and Clinical Vice President, Medical Education at Legacy Health with strategic oversight of CME, GME, and UME for the health system.

Jennifer LeTourneau

 

Robert "Bob" Maudlin, Pharm. D.
CLER perspectives: Innovations in GME

Associate Director of Medical Education and Designated Institutional Official for Eastern Washington
Providence Health Services

Robert Maudlin has been an Associate Director of Medical Education at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Spokane Teaching Health Center since 2012. He earned his Pharm. D. degree and completed his residency at the University of California, San Francisco School of Pharmacy. He sits on the board of Directors for the American Association of Teaching Health Centers and the Rural Training Track Collaborative. He has also consulted on numerous organizations to develop Rural Training Tracks. He is licensed to practice Pharmacy in Washington State.

 

 

Leo S. Morales, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.P.
How GME Can Help Reduce Disparities in Health and Healthcare

Professor & Chief Diversity Officer
Director, Center for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
School of Medicine, University of Washington

Leo S. Morales, MD, PhD, serves as Chief Diversity Officer for the School of Medicine. He also serves as director of the Center for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the School of Medicine and co-director of the Latino Center for Health in the School of Public Health. Prior to joining UW, he has held faculty appoints at UCSF, UCLA and the Group Health Research Institute. Dr. Morales’s research has focused on measurement of patient reported outcomes in diverse populations, and minority health and health disparities including immigrant and Latino Health. Dr. Morales received his medical degree from the University of Washington and completed a residency in primary care internal medicine at UCSF/San Francisco General Hospital. He completed a research fellowship in primary care at UCLA and received his Ph.D. in Policy Studies from the RAND Graduate School. He also received a M.P.H. in Health Services from the University of Washington.

Leo S. Morales, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.P.

 

Judith A. Pauwels, M.D.
CLER perspectives: Innovations in GME

Professor, UW Department of Family Medicine
Associate Director for Program Development and Accreditation for the WWAMI Family Medicine Residency Network

Judith Pauwels, MD is a Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle, specifically working with the WWAMI Family Medicine Network as Associate Director for Program Development and Accreditation. She has served on the American Academy of Family Physicians Residency Program Consultant Panel since 2002, and is currently also a consultant for the HRSA Rural Residency Program Development Grant.

She has published several articles on the financing of family medicine residency programs. Her national presentations have included program development; financial modeling of programs; faculty development; the Clinical Learning Environment and Next Accreditation System; and direct observation techniques for coaching and evaluating residents.

Judith Pauwels

 

William G. "Bill" Robertson
Welcome Remarks

President and Chief Executive Officer
MultiCare Health System

Bill Robertson joined MultiCare in 2014. He came from Adventist HealthCare Inc. based in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Prior to Adventist, Robertson served as CEO of Shawnee Mission Medical Center near Kansas City, Kansas. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Southern Adventist University, and a Master of Business Administration from Texas Christian University. He was also a Certified Public Accountant.

William G. Robertson

 

Greg Sanders, M.D.
CLER perspectives: Innovations in GME

Program Director
Sea Mar Community Health Centers

Dr. Sanders began practicing at the Sea Mar Marysville clinic in 1992. He has been the Medical Director there since joining Sea Mar. He is the Senior Medical Director for the northern region of Sea Mar. Also, he is the Program Director of the Sea Mar Marysville Family Medicine Residency, which has 18 residents as of July 2019. He is an Associate Clinical Professor in the University of Washington School of Medicine.

Dr. Sanders earned his degree in Medicine from the University of Southern California in 1989. He completed his residency in Family Medicine at Tacoma Family Medicine in 1992. He did a University of Washington Faculty Development Fellowship in 2015, and a National Institute of Program Director's Fellowship in 2014.

Dr. Sanders has practiced family medicine with the underserved at Sea Mar for 27 years. He also practices obstetrics at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, Washington. In 2010, he spent a year doing family medicine in the Connemara region of rural Ireland, while his children attended school and enjoyed the traditional music and dance there.

Prior to joining the medical staff at Providence Regional Medical Center in 2011, Dr. Sanders practiced full spectrum hospital care at Cascade Valley Hospital in Arlington, Washington. He served on several hospital committees and he was the Chief of Staff.

Dr. Sanders continues to provide patient care when he is not directing the residency and teaching residents. He promotes Sea Mar's mission to provide affordable, good quality care to the underserved in a community health clinic setting.

He enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 children, who are all in college. His hobbies include travel and nature photography, as well as fishing and crabbing.

Greg Sanders

 

Kenneth P. Steinberg, M.D.
An OHSU-UW ACGME Faculty Development Project

Professor, Division of Pulmonary, Critical & Sleep Medicine; and
Director, Medicine Residency Program
University of Washington School of Medicine

Kenneth Steinberg, M.D., is a board certified physician at the Chest Clinic at Harborview, director of the UW Medicine Residency Program and a UW professor of Medicine and Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine.

Dr. Steinberg studies the natural history and epidemiology of acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). He believes that the secret of the care of the patient is caring for the patient.

Dr. Steinberg earned his M.D. at New York Medical College. He is board certified in both Pulmonary Disease and Internal Medicine. His clinical and research interests include management and care of patients with ARDS, epidemiology, pathophysiology and new treatment of severe respiratory failure and ARDS.

Kenneth P. Steinberg

 

Harry "Chip" Taylor, M.D., M.P.H.
State Initiatives to Expand GME

Founding Program Director
CHI Mercy Health
Mercy Medical Center
Roseburg Family Medicine Residency
Roseburg, OR
Residency Program Director and family medicine physician in our community.

Dr. Taylor grew up in Goldendale, a town of ~3,000, in south central Washington near the Columbia River. He attended Linfield College where he met his wife of 34-years, Rebecca. Dr. Taylor earned his medical degree from Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) in 1986 and then served in the U.S. Navy for 22 years before retiring in 2008, with the rank of Captain, to join the residency faculty in the Department of Family Medicine at OHSU. He was on faculty at OHSU for over 4 years before relocating to Roseburg.

Dr. Taylor completed his internship at Naval Hospital Bremerton and served two years as the medical officer onboard USS, CAMDEN (AOE-2) before finishing his residency training at Naval Hospital Jacksonville. He was then assigned as one of two family physicians caring for a population of ~3000 service members and their dependents in La Maddalena, Sardinia, Italy. Following this utilization tour, Dr. Taylor completed a one-year surgical obstetrics fellowship at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Edgewood, KY before being assigned to the residency faculty at Naval Hospital Jacksonville where he coordinated the maternity care training for thirty six (36) family medicine residents. While at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, he completed a faculty development fellowship through UNC Chapel Hill and a Masters in Public Health, also through UNC Chapel Hill.

Dr. Taylor has practiced in settings as varied as being the only physician on a Navy ship to one of two family physicians in an isolated overseas clinic to being residency faculty at the largest family medicine residency in the Navy. He served at the Headquarters for Navy Medicine crafting health policy in the areas of evidence-based healthcare, clinical practice guidelines and patient safety. After 09/11/2001, he was assigned as the medical director for Navy Medicine's Office of Homeland Security. While in Washington, DC, Dr. Taylor practiced at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD.

He holds academic appointments as Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at Western University of Health Sciences and Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine at Oregon Health Sciences University. Dr. Taylor serves on the AHEC of Southwest Oregon Board of Directors, governs the local Graduate Medical Education Council meetings, and serves on the OPTI-West GMEC Committee and the Oregon GME Consortium.

When not in clinic, Dr. Taylor enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, growing olives, enjoying local restaurants, wineries and breweries, and giving back to the community.

Dr. Taylor is committed to the success of the Roseburg Family Medicine Residency, to developing our faculty, to a curriculum that supports educational needs of a family physician in the 21st century, to training excellent family physicians and to the success our future residents.

Harry Taylor

 

Douglass Whatmore, M.D.
Developing GME Programs: Thoughts from New Program Directors

Program Director
Internal Medicine Residency Program, Idaho Falls, ID
Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center (EIRMC)

Douglas N. Whatmore has practiced medicine in Idaho Falls, Idaho, since 1994 and currently directs the Internal Medicine Residency Program for Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. He is board certified in Critical Care, Cardiology, Internal Medicine and Medical Examiners. He graduated from New York Medical College and completed his residency and fellowship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

Dr. Whatmore has taught at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) Bethesda, Maryland and at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

Dr. Whatmore's research interests include Mediator - Receptor Interactions and the Mediation of Inflammation, Clinical Automation, Neural Networks and Computer Modeling of Disease, Non-Linear Dynamics of Critical Illness, ICU Dementia as a result of loss of neural connectivity and mitochondrial loss/dysfunction, the Role of mitochondrial dysfunction in Sepsis and Aging and Inflammation and Autoimmune Disease.

Douglass Whatmore


UW Tacoma

Map of the UW Tacoma venue.

William Philip Hall is marked on the map along Pacific Avenue and the Link Light Rail Stop

Directions to UW Tacoma Campus

(Please Note: This event is at the Tacoma Campus of the University of Washington, NOT the Seattle Campus. Please drive south from SeaTac Airport.)

Driving from SeaTac Airport to UW Tacoma:

  • Exit the airport and follow signs for WA-518 E/Interstate 5/Interstate 405 and merge onto WA-518 E. Drive on WA-518 E for about 1 mile.
  • Take the exit onto I-5 South towards Tacoma/Portland. Drive for 20 miles.
  • Take exit 133 (the I-705/Tacoma City Center exit.)
  • From I-705 take the South 21st Street exit.
  • Turn left at the traffic light onto 21st Street.
  • Go through the light at Pacific Avenue and you will see parking on the right.


The Shuttle Express offers shared rides from SeaTac Airport to anywhere in the region.

Once you arrive in Tacoma, there are many public transportation options.  The free Link light-rail train stops right in front of campus at the 19th Street/Union Station stop. There are also a number of Pierce Transit and Sound Transit bus routes stop on campus.

Parking Options at UW Tacoma

Parking rates for parking lots around UW Tacoma can be found on their transportation website.

Free parking is available at the Tacoma Dome Transit Station parking garage. The free Link light rail train runs from the garage to campus at Union Station and South 19th Street every 10 minutes. This garage often fills up early, so finding a space at mid-day may be difficult. Learn more about riding the Link to campus.


Courtyard by Marriott Tacoma Downtown

1515 Commerce Street
Tacoma, WA 98402
(253) 591-9100

Please make your reservation by January 22, 2019.

Group rates are available please click this link for online reservations.

Reservations by phone: Attendees can also call the hotel directly at (253) 591-9100 and request the “DIO/GME Forum” group rate.

Directions from the Courtyard Marriott Tacoma Downtown to the summit at UW Tacoma William Philip Hall

Walk 2 blocks south along Pacific Avenue from the Courtyard Marriott to UW Tacoma.

Hotel Murano
1320 Broadway Plaza
Tacoma, Washington 98402
Main Line: (253) 238-8000
Toll Free: (888) 862-3255

Please make your reservation by February 3, 2019.

Group rates are available please click this link for online reservations.

Reservations by phone: Call (253) 591-4145 or (877) 986-8083. Please ask for the “DIO/DME FORUM & GME SUMMIT” to ensure they receive the special group rate.

Directions from Hotel Murano to the summit at UW Tacoma William Philip Hall

From Hotel Murano, walk 2 blocks east along S 13th Street. Turn south and walk 3 blocks along Pacific Avenue to UW Tacoma.

Alternatively, you could walk 1 block east along S 13th Street and walk 1 block north to the Link Light Rail Station. Take the Link Light Rail 1 stop and exit in front of the UW Tacoma building with William Philip Hall.

Please Note: If the Conference Hotels are fully booked, there are other hotel accommodations within blocks of the conference including:
Holiday Inn Express
2102 South C Street, Tacoma, Washington 98402
Click this link for online reservations.

Local Restaurant options

Restaurants in the area map
Restaurants in the area on Yelp


Phone

206.543.9989

Email

wwamigme@uw.edu

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