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Full Circle Health Pediatrics Residency of Idaho

Boise, ID

Perry Brown, MD

Program Director

Rhonda Prudhomme

Program Coordinator

  • Based out of FQHC / THC--perfectly situated for our broad spectrum, rural / primary care focus, while serving the underserved

  • Partnered with St Luke's Children's Hospital (142 dedicated pediatric hospital beds, > 200 pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists, most isolated children's hospitial in the contiguous US with catchment area of over 1.2 million people, ACS Verified Level 2 Trauma Center)

  • Small program size = very personal attention and teaching. You will really know your attendings and they will really know you!

  • Very strong community and state support

  • Recruiting first class to begin in late June 2023

  • 4 residents per class--will build to a total of 12 residents over the next 3 years

  • Outstanding longitudinal pediatrics clinic continuity in a newly renovated clinic site

  • Opportunity to help refine and grow a new program that already has very strong roots and support

  • Optimal focus on clinical education over clinical work--outstanding learning-work balance

  • New residency, but FCH has 48 years of success in sponsoring residency education

  • Live in gorgeous Boise, Idaho--big city amenities with a small city feel and great outdoors access

  • FCH serves Boise’s large refugee, immigrant, and migrant populations through regular and international clinics

  • Residents will receive training in and experience with patients from a wide range of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds, political and religious beliefs, and relationships with medicine (142 languages spoken in our clinics)

  • Over 190 miles of trails from town along the river and up into the mountains

  • Ski 40 minutes from downtown, fly fish in downtown, bike / hike / run almost anywhere! *Explore Wild Idaho--so much outdoor beauty!

  • 13 4-week blocks per academic year

  • Rural Pediatrics clinical experience and curriculum in each academic year (2.5 blocks over 3 years)

  • Strong advocacy training – longitudinal advocacy curriculum and opportunities to work closely with legislators, and community and physician advocates, to advance children’s health and equity – your voice will matter here (2 blocks over 3 years)

  • Modified X+Y scheduling--never need to run from hospital to clinic or vice versa in the same day *Daily didactics that cover the full spectrum of pediatrics; one half-day conference per block

  • Established Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion curriculum integrated into training

  • Active JEDI Committee and a strong commitment to advancing this work

  • FCH hosts one of Idaho’s largest gender affirming care clinics

  • St Luke's Health System has a mature DEI Program



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