Family Medicine Residency of Idaho has announced that a new class of eight resident physicians will begin their residency internships this summer.
All eight will start their specialized family medicine training at ISU’s base program, located in Pocatello, a university news release said. One of the residents, Dr. Colby Brower, will move to Fall River Family Medicine and Urgent Care after his first year.
Brower, a St. Anthony native, is the program’s first resident to match into its Rexburg Rural Training Track, which means he will spend his second and third years in Rexburg. He comes to ISU from the University of Washington School of Medicine and is also in the TRUST program, which helps to prepare medical students for working in underserved rural areas and small cities throughout Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho.
The ISU residency program received approval and partial funding to expand with one residency slot in Rexburg in October and program officials hope to add another slot in the coming years.Since its creation 25 years ago, the ISU Family Medicine Residency has graduated 130 physicians, half of whom are now practicing in Idaho, the release said. These graduates provide care for 120,000 Idahoans.