MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The University of Montana and medical providers in Missoula and Kalispell are partnering to create a new family residency program to train more physicians that might stay to work in the state.
UM associate professor Larry White is director of the Family Medicine Residency of Western Montana. The program will launch next summer with as many as 10 graduate physicians starting a three-year program. Up to 10 residents will be added each year.
UM's College of Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences will coordinate the program with learning opportunities at Community Medical Center, Partnership Health Center and St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula along with Kalispell Regional Medical Center.
Organizers expect the program will employ seven faculty members, four administrative staff and 10 contract clinical-practice employees.