The Inland Northwest (INW) Graduate Medical Education (GME) Program, formally launched October 2018, provides a world-class educational experience and delivers an efficient, seamless process for on-boarding students and residents for Deaconess Hospital, Valley Hospital and Rockwood Clinic. It's our mission to foster the medical education community throughout the region.
Students and residents from local and long-distance affiliated schools are active in rotations throughout the year with our premier preceptors. Learning in-patient as well as clinical skills and procedures, our students and residents gain valuable knowledge that will help grow their expertise and professionalism.
Not only will you receive excellent medical training, but you will be surrounded by the beauty and diversity of the Inland Northwest and all it has to offer with cultural festivities, outdoor sports, and spectacular seasons.
All on-boarding documentation must be submitted to the INW GME office no less than thirty (30) days in advance of the first day of the learner’s rotation. Once documentation is submitted and reviewed, the GME Office will contact the student or resident to schedule EPIC training.
Note for Nurses: It is expected that ARNP/NP students find their own preceptors and have that information ready and included when submitting documentation.
EPIC training is a requirement for INW GME facilities. We want to ensure each learner has a solid foundation in the use of our Electronic Health Record (EHR) system. Our INW GME office is ready to assist learners in determining the correct classes to take and to schedule them prior to the beginning of rotation.
Learners who have used EPIC extensively and feel proficient enough in the use and navigation of the EPIC system may sign and submit the EPIC Attestation Form.
To learn more about EPIC classes and modules, please contact Virginia Kilpatrick at 509-473-7297 or at [email protected].
Our INW GME office will ensure that each learner receives their EPIC logon access as well as their personal hospital identification badge that can be activated for each location they need access to.
Once training is complete, learners may begin their rotation as scheduled. Questions or issues that arise during the rotation may be addressed with the INW GME staff for resolution.
Persons under the age of 18 are not allowed to do a student rotation.
INW GME does not place students or arrange for preceptors. If you need a preceptor and your school does not have a list, contact our office and we will send you a list of clinical managers you may contact to arrange your own preceptor.
Pacific Northwest University
Providence Family Medicine
Providence Internal Medicine
Providence Transitional Medicine
UW School of Medicine
UW Medex Program