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Teaching Medical Students

TFM teaching“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”

Tacoma Family Medicine residents have ample opportunity to be involved in the teaching mission of the residency.

Family Medicine

TFM is a teaching site for the University of Washington required six-week third year clerkship in Family Medicine. They primarily work with faculty, but also have an opportunity to work with the residents during their inpatient week

TFM also offers Sub-Internships for fourth year medical students. They spend two weeks on the Family Medicine inpatient service, and two weeks on the OB service. Senior residents work directly with the Sub-Interns to manage patients on the inpatient service


Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital is a rotation site for the University of Washington required six-weeTFM teachingk third year rotation in Pediatrics. They join the Pediatrics Inpatient team that is run by Tacoma Family Medicine. Senior residents supervise medical students during their block

Internal Medicine

Medical students from Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences rotate through the Internal Medicine service that is run by the Tacoma Family Medicine team. They work closely with the interns and the senior to learn how to manage patients

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