New Residents Joining ISU Family MedicineMarch 17, 2012—We offer heartfelt congratulations to the new interns joining us for the 2012–2013 academic year and look forward to sharing a wonderful residency experience with the Class of 2015. Welcome!
Idaho State University's Hachey and team expanding Southeast Idaho HIV care at ISU Family MedicineFebruary 14, 2012—David Hachey, Pharm.D., and the Ryan White HIV Program at the Idaho State University Family Medicine Residency are a cornerstone for providing medical treatment to people with HIV infection in Southeast Idaho.
Over the last 13 years at ISU's Department of Family Medicine, Hachey, a Clinical Professor in Family Medicine, has secured more than $1 million in funding—primarily from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration—for the care of HIV patients in Southeast Idaho and western Wyoming. ISU Family Medicine is currently providing care and services for about 120 HIV patients.
New Residents Joining Us!March 20, 2011—We are excited to announce our new interns coming this June. Congratulations and welcome to Bryant Anderson, DO (Des Moines College of Osteopathic Medicine), Makristy Caratao, MD (University of Washington), Dylan Cole, DO (University of Touro California of Osteopathic Medicine), Matt Cook, DO (Des Moines College of Osteopathic Medicine), Kolby Johnson, MD (University of Oklahoma), Mary Placek, MD (Drexel University), and Zachary Warnock, MD (Albany Medical College). We are grateful that you have chosen to join our residency and we are looking forward to working with you.
We also want to welcome Stephanie Thomas, MD (University of Utah) who will be joining our current intern class this April. We are happy that she will be helping to expand our current intern class and assist in our transition to the new hospital.
ISU Program to Host Medicine Ball (KPVI)March 16, 2011—With local hospitals expanding, there is a growing question as to where the doctors to fill the new hospital will come from.
That is a question the ISU Family Residency Program is hoping to answer. The program has recently been expanded and as of July 1, it will host 20 residents. Although Idaho has no medical school, roughly 55% of residents stay in Idaho to practice after completing the program. Although residents have finished medical school, program directors say they are still learning and one of the biggest contributors to that education is the people they serve each day.
Johnathan Cree, Director, "We are very grateful for our patients. They can leave knowing they're going to be treated by young resident physicians under supervision. They are in a sense giving of themselves to the training of the physicians as an investment into future care."
The family residence program receives about 20,000 visits a year, of those visitors, about 10% can't afford medical services. To help raise funds for those patients and other needs of the program, the 2nd annual Medicine Ball is scheduled for April 1 inside the Holt Arena.
$960,000 Grant for ExpansionOctober 13, 2010—We have received a grant as part of the federal Affordable Care Act to increase the number of primary care physicians in Idaho by increasing the total number of medical residents in our program from 18 to 21 over the next five years. By the end of the grant, it will pay for the training of a total of five additional residents.
This grant will help jump-start the expansion of the Family Residency Program at Idaho State University for 7 residents per year. The grant proposal was a collaborative effort involving the support of Governor Butch Otter, the ISU administration, the ISU Family Medicine Residency and the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho in Boise. This grant allows us to create new residency positions in a time of great economic distress.