Tacoma Family Medicine is looking for candidates who are excited by our mission statement, the training we offer and our geographical setting. Tacoma Family Medicine has a long tradition of training physicians for “full scope” Family Medicine with specific preparation for the care of under-resourced populations. By “full scope,” we mean a breadth of practice that includes all ages, both genders, and a full scope of clinical practice. TFM trains residents in outpatient family medicine including home and nursing home visits, outpatient clinic and panel population management and inpatient Family Medicine care including Obstetrics. We are looking for applicants who have demonstrated a strong commitment to service by “walking their talk” in their life experiences. TFM graduates “omnipotential” family physicians who are prepared to practice in low resource environments from urban to rural settings.
During the application process and interview, TFM evaluates candidates according to their strong academic achievement, commitment to “full scope” Family Medicine, mission match, letters of recommendation, interpersonal skills, record of work ethic and teamwork, and our overall gestalt of an applicant’s “fit”. Successful applicants have solid medical school academics, particularly in 3rd and 4th year clinical rotations and sub-internships. Their clinical experience has involved primary clinical responsibility and not shadowing. They demonstrate emotional intelligence in the interview process; are optimistic, motivated, self-starting adult learners; are proactive in their planning; and are team players who support their coworkers and reach out for support when they need help. TFM looks for applicants who are able to use process in achieving institutional change and improvement. Successful applicants have found ways to demonstrate contribution of their unique gifts and strengths for the benefit of their patients, colleagues and institutions.
Tacoma Family Medicine (308620) participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Only applicants who are registered with the Matching Program will be considered for a personal interview.
You will find us listed in the on-line AMA FREIDA directory under MultiCare Medical Center. Our mailing address is: Tacoma Family Medicine - 521 Martin Luther King Jr. Way - Tacoma, WA 98405.
Tacoma Family Medicine uses ERAS (Electronic Residency Application System). We only accept applications submitted through the ERAS system. Our deadline for receipt of applications is October 31, 2014. Most applicants have nearly complete applications by October 1st.
You can read a description of the ERAS system on-line. If you have any questions regarding ERAS, please contact the Dean’s Office of your medical school for clarification.
Your application must include a personal statement of approximately 1-2 pages. Effective personal statements have been personalized to the application to Tacoma Family Medicine and include a few short paragraphs addressing the following details:
When your completed ERAS application, personal statement, at least 2 of the requested 3 letters of reference, medical school transcripts, and USMLE/COMLEX 1 scores have been received, your file will be ready for review. The residency faculty personally reviews all applications. Lynn Quanrud, Residency Coordinator, will contact you to make the necessary arrangements for an interview. Spouses and/or significant others are welcome to participate in interview day activities.
The most efficient method is to e-mail Lynn Quanrud, the Residency Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, Please direct questions concerning the application process to Lynn by phone at 253-403-2938. It is not uncommon to reach voice-mail during this busy time of year. Please leave a detailed message along with your telephone number and Lynn will return your call as soon as possible.