The new and growing Full Circle Health Pediatrics Residency of Idaho (PRI) seeks a board certified or board eligible General Pediatrician interested and experienced in graduate medical education to join its core faculty. A goal in this recruitment is to find a pediatrician who has interest in developing into the role of Associate Program Director or Program Director over a few years.
The successful candidate will join a highly collegial, supportive, and dynamic faculty that teaches residents, as well as medical students from several regional medical schools. In addition to education and clinical practice, PRI faculty are engaged in advocacy and quality improvement. A record of accomplishment and ability to contribute to these missions is preferred.
PRI pediatricians are appointed to the clinical faculty of the University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine and receive associated benefits, privileges, and collaboration opportunities due to our association with the UW WWAMI (Washington/Wyoming/Alaska/Montana/Idaho) medical student teaching program.
Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to high quality team-based patient and family centered care in a pediatric primary care medical home. Based out of the PRI Clinic in Boise, Idaho, which is part of Full Circle Health Federally Qualified Health Center, the practice and residency are partnered with and closely situated to St Luke’s Children’s Hospital. The PRI clinic has counselors, social workers, and a community health worker on site, and has pharmacist and dietitian support.
St Luke’s Children’s Hospital hosts virtually every pediatric medical and surgical subspecialty, and has outstanding, high functioning, and busy pediatric hospitalist, Level III NICU, and PICU services. It also hosts a Level 1 pediatric trauma center. St Luke’s Children’s Hospital, as the most isolated Children’s Hospital in the continental US and the only children’s hospital in Idaho, has very strong community support and an extremely large geographic catchment area.
Boise is a wonderful, family-friendly, and comfortable community that combines the best of a big city and proximity to the outdoors and recreation. Located in the Treasure Valley of southwest Idaho, with a metropolitan population of 850,000, Boise offers outstanding restaurants, a fun, walkable, and vibrant downtown, and an active arts scene including a summer-long Shakespeare Festival, symphony, ballet, opera, and a very busy concert schedule (outdoor and indoor venues). Just 40 minutes from downtown, there is excellent downhill skiing at Bogus Basin. People enjoy floating and fly fishing in the Boise River in town, as well as on the many nearby rivers that can be rafted and fished within a short drive. Trails into the foothills and mountains for hiking, running, and/or mountain biking start in town, and there are many more trailheads in the vicinity. There are almost limitless mountains, canyons, and rivers to explore! Newcomers are surprised by Boise’s high desert, temperate climate—winters are cool and not as cold as many would expect, and summers are hot and dry (very low humidity).
This position provides a rare opportunity to combine academic clinical medicine and future program leadership with a low-stress living environment, excellent public schools, and a high-quality of life. With resort and tourist destinations like Sun Valley, McCall, and Bend (Oregon) nearby, and with Sawtooth National Recreation Area and Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks within reasonable driving distance, this is the ideal place to live, work and play.
Cover Letter and CV should be addressed to:
Perry Brown, MD, FAAP
Program Director, Pediatrics Residency of Idaho