Clinical Rotation - Blackfoot

Clinical Rotation - Blackfoot

Regional Site Staff

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Regional Assistant Dean:
Joseph Weatherly, DO


Regional Site Administrator:
Candace Raschke

Demographic Information

Fitness/recreation areas available in the region:
YES! Idaho has a lot to offer for outdoor enthusiasts. We are close to Yellowstone and Jackson Hole, WY and Lava Hot Springs is only 45 minutes away.


Length of time region has been training with PNWU students:
Our first PNWU students rotated in 2014.

Preceptor/Rotation Information

4th year electives that have been successful in this region depending on availability:

  • Cardiology
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Dermatology
  • Wound Care
  • Radiology

Number of Preceptors credentialed with PNWU to teach CORE rotations:  15-20

D.O. preceptors in the region (approx.): 90%

M.D. preceptors in the region (approx.): 10%

Rotations that provide inpatient experience:
Inpatient Medicine (IM)

Rotation challenges in the region based on availability:

Do students/learners from other schools rotate in the region?

Is there integration of other schools with PNWU students?
All of the students meet for didactics on Wednesday as one class.

Residencies available in the region that PNWU students are involved in (didactics, rotations, etc.):
Yes, we have an IM Residency program. The students and residents are together for didactics.

Opportunities to practice OMM:

Didactics Information

Didactic Information:
We hold didactics every Wednesday. We include students in CME's. There is usually a lecture for 1 hour. The students participate in Board Review.

Other learning opportunities in addition to PNWU didactics include:
none provided

Core (3rd year) rotations within driving distance (1 hour or 50 miles) of the didactics site?
Yes, didactics are held in Blackfoot, and core rotations are scheduled in Blackfoot, Pocatello, and Idaho Falls.

Additional Information

Why might a student choose this region over another?
We are a small program. We only take 6 students total per year. We only send 1 student per preceptor at a time.

Student/Resident Information:
Number of OMS3 Students Rotating in Region:   4
Number of OMS4 Students Rotating in Region:   3
Alumni in Residency Programs (Idaho totals):   9
Alumni practicing in the regions (Idaho totals):   11
% of PNWU-COM matriculations from regions (Idaho totals):   8.0%