Family Medicine Residency Program

The Idaho State University Family Medicine Residency is a postgraduate training program for physicians who have an M.D. or D.O. degree. The program is affiliated with the medical schools of the University of Washington and the University of Utah and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. The Healthwest Pocatello Family Medicine Clinic, located on the Idaho State University campus, is the outpatient training site; hospital rotations are scheduled at Portneuf Medical Center.

Accepting eight residents per year, the program trains Family Physicians to practice in rural Idaho. The curriculum includes family medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, surgery, internal medicine, pediatrics, geriatrics, emergency medicine, community medicine, behavioral science, rural medicine, orthopedics, and other subspecialties. There is a separate Rural Training Track in Rexburg where the second and third-year training occurs.

For more information, please contact:

Family Medicine Residency Program
465 Memorial Drive
Idaho State University
Pocatello, Idaho 83201-8357
(208) 282-4508

Family Medicine Residency Curriculum

First Year
4 weeks Community Medicine
4 weeks Psychology
12 weeks Internal Medicine
8 weeks Pediatrics (Inpatient)
12 weeks Obstetrics
8 weeks General Surgery
4 weeks Emergency Medicine
Second Year
8 weeks Internal Medicine
8 weeks Pediatrics
4 weeks Pulmonary/ICU
4 weeks Rural Rotations
8 weeks Emergency Medicine
4 weeks Electives
8 weeks Obstetrics
4 weeks Orthopedic/Sports Medicine
4 weeks Family Medicine Center Chief
Third Year
8 weeks Internal Medicine
2 weeks ENT (Longitudinal)
2 weeks Urology
2 weeks Ophthalmology (longitudinal)
4 weeks Orthopedics/Sports Medicine/Rheumatology
4 weeks Family Medicine Center Chief
4 weeks Rural Rotations
4 weeks Gynecology
12 weeks Electives
2 weeks Emergency Medicine