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The Family Medicine Residency of Western Montana is a 3-year family medicine program sponsored by The University of Montana and affiliated with the University of Washington Family Medicine Residency Network.

We exist to provide superior, comprehensive education in Family Medicine. We are committed to developing family physicians who are compassionate, clinically competent, and motivated to serve patients and communities in the rural and underserved areas of Montana.

Welcome to Western Montana. Welcome to the Last Best Place.

Our Values

We treat each other like family, fostering a culture of unity, support, and common purpose.

We hold ourselves accountable to do the right things for the right reasons, acting honestly and with respect.

We strive for continual learning and improvement, seeking to nurture the potential of each patient, resident, staff, faculty member and our residency as a whole.

We believe that being creative, adaptable and open to change, especially in how we respond to challenging situations, is essential for our individual and collective success.

We approach our journey open to discovery, embracing the full scope of family medicine and the opportunities that abound in the settings where we work, live and play.

We share a common passion, drive and grit.  We care deeply for each other and our patients.  We intentionally practice kindness and gratitude. 

Community

We treat each other like family, fostering a culture of unity, support, and common purpose.

We hold ourselves accountable to do the right things for the right reasons, acting honestly and with respect.

We strive for continual learning and improvement, seeking to nurture the potential of each patient, resident, staff, faculty member and our residency as a whole.

We believe that being creative, adaptable and open to change, especially in how we respond to challenging situations, is essential for our individual and collective success.

We approach our journey open to discovery, embracing the full scope of family medicine and the opportunities that abound in the settings where we work, live and play.

We share a common passion, drive and grit.  We care deeply for each other and our patients.  We intentionally practice kindness and gratitude. 

Accreditation and Partners

The Family Medicine Residency of Western Montana is a 3-year Family Medicine program accredited by the ACGME, including Osteopathic Recognition.

The Family Medicine Residency of Western Montana is sponsored by the University of Montana and housed within UM’s College of Health.  Our connection with the college provides us the opportunity to work with UM's other health professions programs including: Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Public Health, Psychology, Social Work, Nursing, and the Institute of Health and Humanities. 

The Family Medicine Residency of Western Montana is also part of the University of Washington's Family Medicine Residency Network.  The network consists of 31 family medicine residency programs in Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho. Connection to the UW Family Medicine Residency Network provides several benefits to our program: 

  • Access to University of Washington and the Family Medicine Residency Network program resources, including online library access
  • Professional development for faculty and program staff
  • Leadership development for chief residents
  • Access to a broad, diverse peer group of programs
  • Support for developing new areas of curriculum